IPL 2023: MI rope in Sandeep Warrier as Jasprit Bumrah replacement for upcoming season

New Delhi: Mumbai Indians (MI) have signed Sandeep Warrier as the replacement of pacer Jasprit Bumrah ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. The star Indian pacer will miss out entire IPL due his back injury.

Know Sandeep Warrier

On the other hand, Bumrah’s replacement Warrier, who has played for India (1 T20I in 2021), has thus far played 68 T20s and scalped 62 wickets. He was previously played 5 IPL games for two franchises like Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

Warrier had made his debut for India in the shortest format in Colombo in July 2021 against Sri Lanka. He represented Kerala in domestic cricket before moving to Tamil Nadu in 2020.

Bumrah’s injury timeline

Coming back to Bumrah, he has not played in a competitive match since September last year. Bumrah had to undergo a surgery on his back in New Zealand earlier this year which has ruled him out of the entire IPL as well as World Test Championship (WTC) against Australia in June.

The 29-year-old bowler had also missed the T20 World Cup last year, his main focus now is 50-overs World Cup that takes place in October-November this year. The One Day International (ODI) World Cup will be hosted by India.

Mumbai Indians to face SRH in opening match

Mumbai Indians will start their IPL campaign against on April 2, Sunday against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. There is good news for MI as England’s speedster Jofra Archer will make his debut for the franchise. Archer was bought by MI ahead of the previous season but was forced to miss the tournament due to an elbow injury.

Mumbai Indians full squad 2023

Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma (Captain), Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah, Cameron Green, Arjun Tendulkar, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal, Jhye Richardson, Piyush Chawla, Duan Jansen, Vishnu Vinod, Shams Mulani, Nehal Wadhera, Raghav Goyal, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen.


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