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IPL 2020 | Sunil Gavaskar names his ideal MI Playing XI; points out side’s weaknesses

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Sunil Gavaskar named his ideal enjoying XI for defending champions Mumbai Indians forward of their opening recreation of the season in opposition to Chennai Super Kings.

Mumbai Indians are gearing up for the opening recreation of the 2020 Indian Premier League in opposition to Chennai Super Kings, which takes place on September 19. The IPL marks the return of a majority of Indian gamers to cricket motion after greater than six months of break, as a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

MI have been coaching in Abu Dhabi, which can also be the venue of their opening match. There has been important concentrate on the aspect as a consequence of their poor document within the UAE within the 2014 version, when 20 matches have been held within the gulf nation as a result of General Elections in India.

While Rohit Sharma downplayed the previous document, former Indian batsman and commentator Sunil Gavaskar has stated that MI faces a few dilemmas – lack of skilled spinners and weak spot within the center order.

Gavaskar additionally named his ideal enjoying XI.

“Yes, you can say that because they do not have the experienced spinners that other sides have,” Gavaskar stated in an interplay with Sports Tak.

“The other thing that can be a weakness is middle order. They will have to think who will bat at No.4 and No.5 position. If Quinton de Kock plays, then he will open with either Rohit Sharma or Suryakumar Yadav.”

However, in his XI, Gavaskar selected to open with Rohit and Suryakumar, with de Kock at quantity three. MI’s head coach Mahela Jayawardene had earlier insisted that they’d not experiement with the opening mixture of Rohit and de Kock.

“Ishan Kishan might come in at No.4, he can also open the innings. Kieron Pollard can come in at No.5. Maybe Hardik Pandya can be promoted to No.4. But if that doesn’t happen then who will play at No.4?” Gavaskar furthers stated.

In his XI, Gavaskar had Kishan at quantity 4, adopted by Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya at 5, six and 7 repsectively.

With just one frontline spin choice in Rahul Chahar (and spin all-rounder Krunal Pandya), Gavaskar opted for 3 pacers in Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jasprit Bumrah and considered one of Trent Boult and Mitchel McCleneghan.

Sunil Gavaskar’s MI Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton de Kock (wk), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult/Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah.

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