Scott Kuggeleijn, the New Zealand player, was seen in a photo shared by Mumbai Indians (MI) all-rounder Jimmy Neesham, playing snooker in the MMI games room, indicating that the New Zealander has joined the MI camp for the ongoing IPL 2021 edition, as a reserve player.
Mumbai Indians are currently struggling in the ongoing IPL 14, having won just 2 matches out of their 5 played and are placed at the 4th spot with 4 points to their name. They had won two back-to-back games against Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad, but have now lost two consecutive matches against the Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings, with all five of their games being played at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram stadium.
Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav have been their highest run-getters so far with 201 and 154 runs respectively. However, the biggest disappointment for them has been Quinton de Kock and their middle order of Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard, who despite being dangerous big-hitters, have not done the job for the team on the slow Chepauk pitch.
In the bowling department, Rahul Chahar with 9 scalps and Trent Boult with 6 wickets are their best bets, while Jasprit Bumrah has picked 4 wickets. Chahar has not gotten any support from Krunal Pandya, while Jayant Yadav has impressed while bowling in powerplays, but has picked one wicket in 2 matches.
Scott Kuggeleijn Plays Pool In MI Game Room
Scott Kuggeleijn, the New Zealand pacer, has been added to the Mumbai Indians camp as a reserve player. New Zealand cricketer and Mumbai Indians’ (MI) player James Neesham posted an Instagram story that confirms the same. Neesham posted a story where Kuggeleijn can be seen playing a game of snooker.
Scott Kuggeleijn has earlier played in the Indian Premier League (IPL). In the year 2019, the New Zealander was a part of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) side and played 2 matches.
From the slow pitch of Chennai, MI will now move base to Delhi, a venue again notorious for assisting spin, and then will play matches in Bengaluru as well, a venue where runs overflow. So they have their job cut out in the coming matches and if they don’t conjure some wins under their belts, they might struggle to defend their trophy.