IPL 2024
Tim David Defends MI Bowlers After Loss Against SRH
By CricShots - Mar 28, 2024 4:42 pm
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The clash between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians in IPL 2024 etched itself into history books with a record-breaking showdown at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on March 27. Sunrisers Hyderabad set a formidable target of 277 runs in the first innings, propelled by stellar performances from their top-order batsmen.

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MI suffered a loss against SRH

However, Mumbai Indians’ bowling unit faced a tough outing, with young talent Kwena Maphaka conceding 66 runs in his four overs, Hardik Pandya giving away 46 runs while claiming a solitary wicket, and Jasprit Bumrah and Gerald Coetzee also struggling to contain Hyderabad’s batters.

Despite the bowling challenges, Tim David, a star batsman for MI, defended the team’s bowling strategy, particularly praising Jasprit Bumrah for his impactful performances. David emphasized the confidence the team has in Bumrah, highlighting his ability to make significant contributions regardless of his bowling position.

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“There’s obviously planning that happens around, who’s bowling the first over. I think wherever Booms (Bumrah) bowls, he’s gonna make a massive impact for us. So there’s a lot of faith in wherever he wants to bowl. And I think we’ve seen that throughout the two games. He might take the new ball at stages, but again, I’m not making that decision, so it’s hard for me to comment,” stated Tim David to India Today.

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Tim David

Reflecting on the defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians find themselves at the bottom of the IPL 2024 standings, having lost both of their opening matches. With zero points and a ninth-place position, Hardik Pandya’s squad aims to bounce back stronger in the upcoming fixtures.

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Their next encounter takes them back to the familiar grounds of the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, where they face off against Rajasthan Royals on April 1. The five-time champions are eager to turn their fortunes around and deliver improved performances in the matches to come.