IPL 2022
Dhawal Kulkarni Jumps From IPL 2022 Commentary Panel To MI Squad
By CricShots - Apr 29, 2022 3:27 pm
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Frustrated by the unending struggle of their fast bowler, Mumbai Indians (MI) have roped in the veteran pacer, Dhawal Kulkarni, who has been added for the remaining matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 if he does well in the training sessions. According to the latest reports in the Times of India, the 33-year-old pacer has joined the team’s bubble and will start training soon.

Dhawal Kulkarni
Dhawal Kulkarni

Dhawal Kulkarni was part of the commentary team of the official broadcaster of IPL 2022 before being approached by the five-time champions. Mumbai’s fast bowling, spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has conceded as many as 229 runs from 8 games, but he has scalped just five wickets. The other pacers have also struggled badly this season.

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The performances of left-arm pacers Jaydev Unadkat (six wickets and 190 runs conceded from 5 games) and Daniel Sams (six wickets and 209 runs conceded from 5 games) have been pretty ordinary. Unadkat was at the receiving end when the legendary MS Dhoni was in the game against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) when Unadkat conceded 17 runs in the final over of the innings.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah has had a below-par outing in IPL 2022 so far

Pacers Tymal Mills (six wickets and 190 runs conceded from five matches) and Basil Thampi (five wickets and 152 runs conceded from five matches) haven’t also didn’t put in exceptional performances. Riley Meredith was also used for a couple of matches, but he conceded 65 runs and managed to take three wickets. A Mumbai Ranji Trophy regular, Kulkarni also has experience of playing the IPL.

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Dhawal Kulkarni featured in 92 games and managed to scalp 86 wickets after making his debut, way back in 2008. Kulkarni has mostly played for Rajasthan Royals (RR) and he has also played quite a number of games for Mumbai Indians and also for ‘Gujarat Lions’. Mumbai Indians is already out of the race for the play-offs after losing eight games on the trot.