Mumbai Indians' spin attack is weak, how will captain Hardik Pandya deal with this problem? - The IPL 2023

Mumbai Indians' spin attack is weak, how will captain Hardik Pandya deal with this problem?


Mumbai Indians will come under the captaincy of a new captain in IPL 2024. Hardik Pandya is going to lead the team. Whereas, Rohit Sharma will play as a batsman. This team is a five-time champion, but does this team have a strong spin attack to become champion for the sixth time? This is a question in itself. Despite retaining some more players in the IPL 2024 auction, Mumbai does not have any spinner who feels like he can remain in the playing eleven continuously. Mumbai Indians have a total of five spinners, but if some have experience, they don't have form and if they have form, they don't have experience. Know about them here.

1. Piyush Chawla

Piyush Chawla is definitely among the most experienced spinners of IPL and his IPL 2023 also went well. He had taken 22 wickets, which was the highest in his career. However, he was used as an impact player by captain Rohit Sharma. He can bowl in any phase, but the problem with him is that he is playing very little professional cricket. He has been able to take only 10 wickets in the last 10 home matches. His age has also become 36 years.

2. Mohammad Nabi

Mumbai Indians had bought Mohammad Nabi in the IPL 2024 auction. He is an all-rounder, but is also famous for off-spin bowling. However, he does not have much experience in IPL. He has been associated with many teams, but did not get many opportunities. The same can happen to him in Mumbai Indians also, because due to playing four overseas players, he may have to sit on the bench here too. It remains to be seen how captain Hardik Pandya will use him.

3. Kumar Karthikeya

Kumar Karthikeya, who has played 9 matches for Mumbai in IPL, is a left arm spinner. He has taken 10 wickets in IPL, but he does not have much experience in this league. However, the good thing is that he was successful in taking 41 wickets in 9 matches of Ranji Trophy this season. This must have boosted his morale, but Karthikeya is also such a player who has less chances of getting a chance in the playing eleven directly.

4. Shreyas Gopal

Mumbai Indians also bought Shreyas Gopal in the auction this year. He is a leg break bowler. He has experience of 49 IPL matches, but whichever team he was in, he did not get consistent opportunities. He has also taken a hat-trick in the IPL, in which players like Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers were wickets. However, will he play consecutive matches for Mumbai Indians, because the leg spinner is also Piyush Chawla, who is experienced.

5. Shams Mulani

The Mumbai franchise had gambled on Shams Mulani and bought him in the auction. He has a lot of experience in domestic cricket. However, this bowler has not yet come face to face with the world of IPL. Shams is also a left arm spinner. In such a situation, the challenge for Hardik Pandya will be which player he should go with.


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