Favourites to win IPL 2021: Indian Premier League is about to begin in 10 days time, from 9th April. It will serve as a preparatory tournament for the players representing their country in the T20 World Cup scheduled to take place in India later this year. The likes of Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis for Australia, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler for England, and Chris Gayle and Keiron Pollard for West Indies will play the tournament that will be crucial to adapt themselves according to the sub-continent pitches ahead of the big tournament. The Indian players would take it as an opportunity to understand their T20 game better.
Sunil Gavaskar is doubtful of anyone beating this side of Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021. He highlights the performance of MI players in the recently concluded series against England. Ishan Kishan and Surya Kumar Yadav are the most main players of the team, as they’ll drive the batting department this season. Krunal looked good too in his debut series, he will be pumped up to go and perform for his IPL team.
“Mumbai Indians will be hard to beat. We have just seen their players coming to form. Ishan Kishan, Suryakunar Yadav – the way they have batted. Hardik Pandya – the way he has come today,” said Gavaskar.
“Not just for Mumbai Indians, it was important for Indian cricket to see Pandya bowl 9 overs. That shows that he is ready to play in the Test format as well. It’s [the WTC final] in June, there is still time. But the way he’s come back… that is very very good for Mumbai Indians as well as India cricket,” added Sunil Gavaskar.
Nathan Coulter Nile: The Australian speedster played for Mumbai Indians in the last season but was released. He was bought back by the franchise for 5 Crore.
Adam Milne: The New Zealand fast bowler who made his comeback into the national team after 3 years will be playing for Mumbai Indians.
Piyush Chawla– The experienced spinner who played for CSK in the last season will handle the spin department for the Mumbai team.
James Neesham– The batting all-rounder did not perform well for the Punjab franchise last year and was released. This year due to his good performances against Australia, he was bought by the Mumbai Indians.
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