Mumbai Indians are gearing up to start the IPL 2023 season on a new note after a forgettable 2022 season. Ahead of the mega auction, MI released 13 players and retained 15 players from the previous season. But former India coach Anil Kumble feels they lack a spinner.
Speaking at Jiocinema’s IPL auction expert panel programme, Anil Kumble has backed MI to go for an overseas spinner Sikander Raza.
“Mumbai Indians are missing a star spinner in their line-up.” Kartikeya had performed brilliantly in the previous year. If they had to go with an experienced spinner in India, they would probably go for Amit Mishra or Piyush Chawla. That’s not something I see happening,” the former India spin master added.
“Perhaps their only option will be to bring in an international spinner. Who will it be? Adil Rashid, Tabraiz Shamsi and Adam Zampa are among the players. I would definitely go for Sikandar Raza as he can also offer you a wonderful middle-order batting along with his spin, which is hard to come by, and he’s been doing well of late,” Kumble continued.
Sikander Raza has been in great form in 2022, and he played well in the 2022 T20 World Cup, winning matches for Zimbabwe on his own.
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