Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has stated that Mumbai Indians (MI) are the favourites to win the Indian Premier League this season as properly.
MI are the two-time defending champions and have a really robust staff that contains heavyweight Indian and worldwide gamers.
“I feel Mumbai Indians will probably be laborious to beat. Now we have seen their gamers coming to type. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav, the way in which they batted. Mumbai Indian gamers, who took half on this T20I sequence and ODI sequence [vs England], have proven they’re in good type,” Gavaskar stated whereas talking on Star Sports activities.
An additonal bonus for them this season is all-rounder Hardik Pandya‘s return to bowling. The precise-armer bowled 17 overs within the T20 Worldwide sequence towards England that was received by India Three-2. He additionally bowled a nine-over spell within the third and closing ODI that was economical and performed a key function in serving to India seal the sequence.
“The way in which Hardik Pandya has come to the social gathering not only for Mumbai Indians, it was necessary for Indian cricket to see him bowl 9 overs. It means he is able to play 9 overs. It (the World Take a look at Championship closing) goes to be in June, there may be nonetheless time for that however the way in which he has come again is excellent for Mumbai and Indian cricket,” Gavaskar stated.