Last Update on: March 29th, 2023 at 09:30 pm
Jasprit Bumrah being ruled out of IPL 2023 is certainly a huge blow for Mumbai Indians (MI). But captain Rohit Sharma claims that the team has suitable replacements for the ace-pacer.
Bumrah has been on the shelf with an injury since September 2022. The 29-year-old has opted to sit out of competitive cricket to undergo surgery for his persistent back issues, which he will rehabilitate for the next few months. Although no concrete timeline is given regarding his comeback, many believe that he might be fit ahead of the 2023 ODI World Cup in October-November.
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Rohit Sharma, who not only has to take a hit as the captain of the national team when Bumrah is unavailable, but he also has that headache as the captain of MI.
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However, in a recent press conference, the Hitman stated that he is positive about the replacements that the team has found in place of Jasprit Bumrah.
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“We know that Bumrah’s not available. We have a couple of guys who could do Bumrah’s role in the team. We will keep an eye on that, hopefully, whatever they space Bumrah was in, the others guys can come and do that for us.”
MI will kick off their IPL 2023 season on Sunday, April 2 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
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Rohit Sharma climbs up ICC ODI rankings
Rohit Sharma gained one place in ICC’s list of best ODI batters. He climbed up to 8th, previously in the 9th position.
His former MI teammate and current Gujarat Titans (GT) captain Hardik Pandya jumped 10 spots in the batter’s list, he is now 76th.
The top two Indian batsmen on the list are – Shubman Gill at 5th and Virat Kohli at 7th. After these, the next Indian on the list is Shreyas Iyer on the 24th.
Pakistan’s Babar Aza currently sits at the top of the list
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