Brad Hogg, the former Australian left-arm spinner, feels that the Mumbai Indians (MI) would struggle in the IPL 2022. However, Mumbai have lost all six of their games so far and will play arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in a must-win match on Thursday, April 21 as well.
While speaking in a video on his YouTube channel, Brad Hogg said: “For Mumbai Indians, I think that the wheels are coming off. If I am in the opposition, I would say that maybe we need to take on Bumrah tomorrow and we got to put pressure on Rohit Sharma. Both are great leaders but sometimes pressure gets to you.
He continued, “There was a dropped catch and Rohit starts to be a little exaggerated with his actions and there is an overthrow off Bumrah bowling where he put his hands on the head and fell on the ground. That’s not good when you’re trying to establish a culture you had for years with a new personnel. MI will need to watch out.”
Meanwhile, 18-year-old sensation Dewald Brevis is one of the few positives for Mumbai this season. Brevis has been given his preferred No. 3 position in the Mumbai batting line-up and he has been doing well too.
“Very AB de Villiers-like but we shouldn’t compare him with those players. The way he gets his head behind the ball, willing to hit the quick bowlers straight through the V, that is the sign of a quality player. He has also got the cuts and pulls and the sweep shot when he plays spin. But when he wants to play big straight down the ground, he keeps his eyes on the ball so at contact spot, the eyes are in that spot after the ball is being hit. When you play big shots it is important to keep eyes on the ball. So I am liking what he has got there,” Brad Hogg concluded.