IPL 2022 Mumbai Indians seem to be disappointing. He said that, frustrated by the endless struggle of their fast bowlers, Mumbai Indians have brought in experienced campaigner Dhawal Kulkarni, who can be considered for the rest of the IPL games.
As per the IPL E-media sources, the 33-year-old right-arm pacer has joined the team’s bio-bubble then will start the training. Dhawal Kulkarni was part of the commentary team of the official broadcaster before being approached by the five-time champions.
Mumbai Indians pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has conceded 229 runs from eight matches and has managed to take just five wickets. The other pacers have also struggled badly this season.
Left-arm pacers Jaydev Unadkat performances of (six wickets and 190 runs conceded from five matches) and Daniel Sams (six wickets and 209 runs conceded from five matches) have been pretty ordinary.
Jaydev Unadkat was taken to task by legendary Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the game against Chennai Super Kings, when he failed to defend 17 runs. Pacers Tymal Mills (six wickets and 190 runs conceded from five matches) and Basil Thampi (five wickets and 152 runs conceded from five matches) haven’t also put in exceptional performances.
Riley Meredith was also used in two games, but he conceded 65 runs and took just three wickets. A Mumbai Ranji Trophy regular, Kulkarni also has experience of playing the IPL. He has featured in 92 matches and taken 86 wickets after making his debut, way back in 2008.
Kulkarni has mostly played for the Rajasthan Royals and he has also played quite a number of games for Mumbai Indians and also for ‘Gujarat Lions’. Mumbai Indians are already out of the race for the playoffs after losing eight games on the trot.