The Mumbai Indians’ newest recruit, Tim David, has said he is looking forward to meeting Jasprit Bumrah in the nets as he answers for the franchise in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Mumbai Indians had picked up Tim David for Rs 8.25 crore on Day 2 of the mega auction. “One bowler I’m most looking forward to in the nets is Bumrah. I know it sounds strange because he’s one of the best in the world, but I think it will be great to test myself against him. I’m sure it’s going to be hard work,” David was quoted as saying on the Mumbai Indians’ official website.
“I’m excited to be part of the MI squad. I’m thrilled to be picked up by such a successful team, I’ve heard good things about how MI takes care of their players and it has a great fan base there is always the pressure to perform and you want to help the team win, but the general feeling is one of excitement,” he added.
When asked about batting alongside Kieron Pollard, David said: “It’s an exciting idea to bat with him. Polly is someone I’ve admired for his batting power and I’ve watched some of his innings to see how can I do that myself. we could start in the middle and death overs, we can take away a few games.”
“Rohit Sharma is a world class player. He just looks so effortless when he strikes, it’s very admirable. It’s a huge bonus to be able to spend time with class players and try to boost their brains a bit,” he added. †
Mumbai Indians also picked up English pacesetter Jofra Archer in the mega auction. At the IPL 2022 mega auction, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Chahar and Shreyas Iyer were among the top picks of the event.
Selection of Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Dewald Brevis, Basil Thampi, Murugan Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, N Tilak Varma, Sanjay Yadav, Jofra Archer, Daniel Sams, Tymal Mills, Tim David, Riley Meredith, Mohd Arshad Khan, Anmolpreet Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Rahul Buddhi, Hrithik Shokeen, Arjun Tendulkar, Aryan Juyal, Fabian Allen.
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