| On Apr 30, 2022 7:11 PM IST

RR vs MI IPL 2022: Why is Dewald Brevis Not Playing Today?


Dewald Brevis IPL 2022 RR vs MI: In a massive news update, Mumbai Indians (MI) explosive youngster Dewald Brevis is not playing the today Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) match against Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai. The Mumbai Indians are still searching for their first victory in the ongoing T20 season as the five-time champions have witnessed a horrendous campaign so far where they have suffered as many as 8 back-to-back defeats.

RR vs MI IPL 2022: Why is Dewald Brevis Not Playing Today?

After winning the toss and opting to bowl first, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma gave the big news that they have made a couple of changes to their playing 11. The duo of Jaydev Unadkat and Dewald Brevis have been replaced by Kumar Kartikeya and Tim David respectively for the today IPL match against Rajasthan Royals. Both of them are tactical changes as Unadkat and Brevis were not contributing well in the last few games.

Dewald Brevis had delivered a couple of impressive performance in his debut IPL season for the Mumbai Indians. The South African batsman famously called “Baby AB” played a blistering knock of 49 runs off just 25 deliveries that included 4 back-to-back sixes in a single over against Punjab Kings.

Dewald Brevis Stats in IPL

Matches Runs Strike-rate Average Recent Form
6 124 155 20.67 3, 4, 31, 49, 8 & 1/8


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“We would like to bowl first. What we have seen over the course of the tournament, it suits us. We like to chase. We have a couple of changes. Tim David and Kumar Kartikeya come in for Brevis and Unadkat. Preparation has been good, most of it has been done before the tournament. Hopefully we have some fun in the middle, that’s what we have been missing. We want to try and see how we enjoy ourselves. It’s important to stick together as a group,” said Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma during the toss.

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Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians: Confirmed MI Playing 11

Mumbai Indians have also handed a debut to left-arm spinner Kumar Kartikeya who was recently drafted into the squad as a replacement for the injured Arshad Khan.

MI Playing 11
1. Rohit Sharma
2. Ishan Kishan
3. Tilak Varma
4. Suryakumar Yadav
5. Tim David
6. Kieron Pollard
7. Daniel Sams
8. Kumar Kartikeya
9. Hrithik Shokeen
10. Jasprit Bumrah
11. Riley Meredith

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MI 2022 Squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan, Dewald Brevis, Basil Thampi, Murugan Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markandey, N Tilak Verma, Sanjay Yadav, Jofra Archer, Daniel Sams, Tymal Mills, Tim David, Riley Meredith, Anmolpreet Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Rahul Buddhi, Hrithik Shokeen, Arjun Tendulkar, Aryan Juyal, Fabian Allen, Kumar Kartikeya.

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