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3 MI bowlers to watch out for in IPL 2024

Mumbai Indians have not had a very good last few seasons in the Indian Premier League. They were the table-toppers and champions in IPL 2020 but failed to make it into the playoffs in IPL 2021. However, their worst outing in the Indian Premier League came in IPL 2022, when MI finished at the bottom with 4 wins in 14 games.

MI did a bit better in IPL 2023, making it into the playoffs and the second qualifier. In IPL 2024, MI will be under the captain Hardik Pandya, as their five-time IPL winning skipper Rohit Sharma was relieved of his duties by management keeping in mind certain factors. In the IPL 2024 auction, MI bought a host of bowlers to bolster their bench, a section that hampered them in the last two seasons. With this, let’s have a look at the 3 most impressive MI bowlers to look out for in IPL 2024.

Here are the Top 3 MI bowlers to watch out for in IPL 2024:

3. Akash Madhwal

3 MI bowlers to watch out for in IPL 2024
Akash Madhwal

Akash Madhwal was the saving grace for Mumbai Indians and Rohit Sharma in the IPL 2023. Missing both Jofra Archer and Jasprit Bumrah last season, MI found themselves with one of their weakest fast bowling units of all time. Archer had taken two wickets in the five matches he played that season due to his injury.

This left Rohit Sharma searching for a new bowler and Akash Madhwal stepped up. Hailing from Dehradun and originally a tennis-ball cricketer, Madhwal showed great skills and ability to follow instructions as he ran through opposition. He picked 14 wickets in 8 matches in IPL 2023 with a best of 5/5 and helped MI reach the playoffs.

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2. Gerald Coetzee

3 MI bowlers to watch out for in IPL 2024
Gerald Coetzee

The South African Gerald Coetzee was a steal buy for Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2024 auction. With Coetzee, MI have a raw pacer who bowls at 145 kph easily for INR 5 Cr and is a handy batter down the order for a very economical price. He was very impressive with the ball in the recent ICC World Cup.

The Proteas pacer focuses on sheer pace, clever variations, and the ability to produce painful bounce and skid off the pitch, making him a unique wicket-taking threat in the MI camp. He has already stated that he is delighted to bowl alongside Jasprit Bumrah for MI, and this combination will be difficult to handle for opponents.

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1. Jasprit Bumrah

3 MI bowlers to watch out for in IPL 2024
Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah missed the IPL 2023 as he recovered from surgery on his back. He made a triumphant return to the Indian team in August that year and went on to lead the pace attack in the Asia Cup 2023 and the ICC World Cup 2023.

Bumrah has 145 wickets in 120 matches for MI in the IPL, with a best of 5/10 at an economy of 7.39 and an average of 23.30. Bumrah’s return will help the new captain Hardik Pandya base his pace attack around the experienced pacer. Also with the T20 World Cup 2024 nearing, Bumrah will have the much-needed experience in T20 cricket, having last played the format against Ireland.

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