IPL 2022 LIVE: Mumbai Indians have had a terrible IPL 2022. They became the first team in the history of the tournament to lose their opening 8 games in a season. Nothing went right for them from the beginning itself. But in their last game, they got their first win of the season. They beat inaugural champions Rajasthan Royals. But despite that, they are out of the race for the playoffs.

Team With Top Bowler

Lucknow Super Giants

LSG vs KKR | 7 May 19:30 PMBet ₹500, payout ₹910

Welcome Offer


So the question arises, should the likes of Kieron Pollard, Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah be rested for the remaining games to try and look at the bench strength? All three of Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, and Jasprit Bumrah have had a below-par season as per their standards. With no qualifications on the line, there really isn’t any motivation for these players to play in the remaining games.

At the same time, if they take a rest and try out new players, it gives the management a chance to look at future prospective players. In any case, the highest run-scorer for them has been Tilak Varma. Varma, playing in his first season has scored over 300 runs and impressed many. Kumar Karthikeya who came in as a replacement player did well against RR.

The likes of Mayank Markande, and Aryan Juyal would be itching to get an opportunity to show what they can do. MI also has two young South African batters Dewald Brevis and Tristan Stubbs. Stubbs has come in as a replacement for Tymal Mills. Pollard can be rested and one of these could be given a go. Here are more expert betting tips and match guides for the 2022 season here on our site.

1st Innings Batting Team, Total Runs

1st Innings Batting Team, TO 168.5 Runs

PBKS vs RR | 7 May 15:30 PMBet ₹500, payout ₹916

22Bet Welcome Offer

Bonus up to ₹10,000


IPL 2022 LIVE: I’d Like To See Aryan Juyal Given A Go, RP Singh

Former Indian left-arm pacer RP Singh particularly wants to see how young wicket-keeper batter Aryan Juyal fares at the IPL. Juyal has played 7 T20s for Uttar Pradesh. Former Delhi Daredevils captain, Virendra Sehwag echoed the views of RP Singh and said that MI should give chances to new players.

“I think this is the right time to rest seniors like Bumrah and Rohit Sharma. They can try out new players and evaluate who can be retained and who can be released. When the big names are not there, a new or unknown name might emerge as a hero. If things go wrong, at the most, they might end up losing another match.”

The question arises if all three of Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Kieron Pollard are rested, who will captain the side? Suryakumar Yadav could be an option. He is in good touch this season. If he can inspire confidence with his captaincy as well, the management might look to relieve Rohit Sharma from the duties. Rohit, from next season onwards then, can concentrate on his batting.

This won’t be new to the franchise as in the past, Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting had relinquished captaincy for the benefit of the team. With Sachin in the MI set-up, it would be interesting to see if head coach Mahela Jayawardene and Rohit Sharma do go that way. If you’re looking for high-quality and accurate cricket prediction apps, you’re on the right page.

Share this post!