IPL 2022: "When You Give 5-6 Games To Batters, Bowlers Should Also Get A Chance To Come Back" - Virender Sehwag On MI's Changes In IPL 2022

Updated - 13 Apr 2022, 05:29 PM

Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag Upset With Rohit Sharma (Image Credits: Twitter)

Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag feels that in spite of having a powerless bowling assault, Mumbai Indians (MI) need to back their bowlers to get back in the saddle.

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Any semblance of Daniel Sams and Tymal Mills have been costly in general in the competition up until this point. Both were dropped against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) but the Men dressed in Blue and Gold didn’t dominate the match.

You Have To Back Your Bowlers: Virender Sehwag On MI’s Bowling Choices

Tymal Mills
Tymal Mills (Image Credits: Twitter)

Addressing Cricbuzz, Virender Sehwag made sense of why in spite of the fact that Mumbai is flimsy on quality bowling choices, they need to back their assets. He said:

“They can play [Riley] Meredith, he has the potential. Even Mills has the potential but it’s important to see how long you can stick to a player when he gets smashed.”

Sehwag added:

“If you can give 5-6 games to a batter then you should also give the bowler a chance to make a comeback. You can divide the teams and play a bowler only against some particular teams.”

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Virender Sehwag additionally feels Mumbai need to depend on their accomplished players to convey. He also gave an illustration of how the Chennai Super Kings’ maturing side brought home two championships due to their experience. opining:

“Generally in pressure situations, experience matters and that is exactly what Chennai’s ‘Daddy Army’ did in their title-winning seasons.”

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Australian all-rounder Daniel Sams is having a horrendous IPL 2022 with the ball as he spilled runs in each of the three games that he played. He additionally yielded a stunning 35 runs in one over against Pat Cummins as the latter crushed the joint-quickest IPL fifty off 14 balls.

Sams A Better Batting Option Than Ramandeep: Virender Sehwag

Daniel Sams
Daniel Sams (Image Credits: Twitter)

While Mumbai dropped Sams in the last game, Virender Sehwag figures his batting capacity would have given Suryakumar Yadav a touch more help. The 43-year-old accepts Sams might have been more powerful than Ramandeep Singh with the bat. He expressed:

“If Ramandeep Singh was a batter who could bowl a bit, what was wrong with playing Sams? He will leak runs while bowling but in the last game, MI needed him with the bat. When wickets were falling, he could have come and made a partnership with Suryakumar Yadav and could have taken MI to a respectable total.”

Bumrah Alone Cannot Do Much: RP Singh On Mumbai Bowling Woes

Former Indian pacer RP Singh likewise offered his viewpoint on the bowling choices that Mumbai has. He feels that whoever gets the opportunity should be to take the weight of picking wickets with the new ball off Jasprit Bumrah.

RP Singh
RP Singh (Image Credits: Twitter)

RP Singh feels the absence of wicket-taking choices has hampered Bumrah’s capacity to set up the player. He figures the 28-year-old is making a respectable attempt to provide wickets upfront. He said:

“Riley Meredith is an option but you need to see whether he will form that strike partnership with Bumrah. If that doesn’t happen then there’s not much a bowler alone could do.”

Singh went on to add:

“As we saw in the last game, Bumrah went straightaway to his best ball which was a yorker in the first over, and didn’t have time to think about setting up the batter or varying his length.”

It will be intriguing to see whether the five-time IPL champions can show confidence in a portion of their bowlers who have proactively ended up being very costly as they take on the Punjab Kings this evening.

Also Read: IPL 2022: “Pro-Bumrah”- Sanjay Manjrekar Predicts Winner Of Jasprit Bumrah Vs Mayank Agarwal Battle


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