Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir feels that in the presence of New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah, Mumbai Indians will have a bigger edge over Chennai Superkigs in the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Gambhir said that without Suresh Raina, it will be challenging for Chennai to face these two fast bowlers.
Mumbai has added Boult to their team in place of Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga. Maliga withdrew from the 13th IPL for personal reasons. Mumbai and Chennai will have their first match on Saturday and Gambhir said that he is looking forward to seeing the Bolt and Bumrah pair bowling.
"I am really looking forward to seeing how Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah bowled with the new ball," Gambhir said in Star Sports' Cricket Connect. We all know that Bumrah and Boult are world-class bowlers and specializes in taking both wickets in the T20 format. ''
"There is a left-arm fast bowler who brings the ball in for the right-handed batsmen, while Bumrah has a different style of bowling." "Chennai's important player Raina has withdrawn from the IPL for personal reasons and Gambhir believes that without him the number three challenge would be for CSK.
"Chennai Superkigs will not have Suresh Raina to bat at number three and it will be a challenge for them," he said. Shane Watson has not played international cricket in a long time, so it will be interesting to see who starts the batting with him and how they face these two fast bowlers. ''