Mumbai Indians (Image Credits: IPL)
Mumbai Indians (Image Credits: IPL)

Youngsters Arjun Tendulkar and Dewald Brevis will be joining some of their Mumbai Indians (MI) teammates in the United Kingdom as part of the preparation for the IPL 2023 season.

The squad will be playing over 10 matches against some of the best county sides in the upcoming days. They will also be training in state-of-the-art facilities upon landing.

NT Tilak Varma, Kumar Kartikeya, Ramandeep Singh, Hrithik Shokeen are some of the players who will get exposure playing against top T20 club sides in trying conditions.”

Dewald Brevis MI (Image Credits: Twitter)
Dewald Brevis Mumbai Indians (Image Credits: Twitter)

Arjun Tendulkar, who is also in UK and South African youngster Dewald Brevis are also likely to join the touring party,” an IPL insider privy to the development told PTI.

Look, the Indian domestic season has come to an end. While the top players like skipper Rohit Sharma, premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah will be now on the road with the national team, our international stars will also be busy with their respective commitments,” the source added.

No tickets to be sold for Mumbai Indians’ games

The tour will not be a commercial one as explained, but will instead be a rigorous battle where the Mumbai squad will undergo training and compete at the highest level.

The ones who need to be monitored are our younger crop of players as they won’t be having any match practice for three and half months before the next domestic season starts.

Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals, MI vs DC, DC vs MI, IPL 2022

So effectively, we can’t call it a pre-season trip as IPL is still nine months away. But it is trying to monitor the progress of our core group of youngsters going forward,” he added.

This trip isn’t a commercial one where there will be tickets sold or the match will be broadcast on a particular channel or streamed on some app. Since the trip isn’t a revenue generator, we don’t need to apply for any permission from BCCI,” he said.

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