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Lasith Malinga Discusses Mumbai Indians’ Preparations For IPL 2024
By CricShots - Mar 21, 2024 2:23 pm
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Lasith Malinga, the esteemed bowling coach of the Mumbai Indians (MI), shared his insights into the team’s preparations for the highly anticipated 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL). In particular, Malinga expressed his optimism regarding the return of key players Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah, highlighting their potential impact on MI’s campaign this season.

Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians (MI)

Jasprit Bumrah, the talented Indian fast bowler, missed IPL 2023 due to back surgery, while Pandya joined MI through a significant trade from the Gujarat Titans and has been entrusted with the captaincy for the upcoming season.

Speaking to reporters after the MI junior inter-school tournament, Lasith Malinga stressed the invaluable experience that Bumrah and Pandya bring to the team. He commended their current form and anticipated their role as mentors for the younger bowlers within the MI squad.

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“We can’t underestimate the value of experience. Both Bumrah and Pandya are in exceptional form. Bumrah has showcased his skills in Test cricket recently, and they both possess a wealth of knowledge and experience in T20 cricket. Their insights will be invaluable for our younger players,” Lasith Malinga remarked, as quoted by India Today.

Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga

The legendary Sri Lankan paceman underscored the significance of bowlers in the T20 format, highlighting the talents of Bumrah and Aksah Madhwal. Malinga emphasized MI’s commitment to assembling a strong fast-bowling unit, acknowledging the depth and quality within the team.

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“While T20 cricket often focuses on batting prowess, I firmly believe that bowlers win matches. Players like Bumrah and Madhwal exemplify this belief. MI has always prioritized a formidable fast-bowling attack, and I’m confident that we have achieved that this season,” Lasith Malinga added, expressing his confidence in MI’s bowling strength for IPL 2024.