Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma said that the changeup in the bowling attack will not affect much as they will be given particular roles to fulfill, similar to the previous years.
Ahead of the IPL 2022 season, apart from Jasprit Bumrah, MI will sport a new-look pace attack. They have managed to acquire Jofra Archer but he will not be available this time around due to his elbow injury.
“[Tymal] Mills, [Jaydev] Unadkat are new to the franchise, but they are not new to the game. They have played the game for a number of years now and they know what needs to be done. It’s just that our role will be critical as to how we give them the understanding of what they need to do for us as a team.”
“They have played for different franchises and countries, where they had different roles. For us, that will be a challenge and we are working with these guys. We are trying to give them role clarity as to what we are expecting from them and what sort of role they need to play here,” Rohit said in an online press conference on Wednesday.
“Hardik was a very key member for us without a doubt” – Rohit Sharma
Rohit went on to praise all-rounder, Hardik Pandya, who was let-go after last season. He was a vital cog in the MI machine but will now be leading the new franchise, Gujarat Titans.
“Hardik was a very key member for us without a doubt. But again, the rules don’t allow us to keep all the players. His contribution to this franchise will never be ignored, or never be unseen.”
“I think he had a huge impact, played a huge role for us to get the success we had while he was here. He played his role to perfection; not many people can play that role,” Rohit further added.