Mumbai Indians traded Trent Boult and Dhawal Kulkarni
There is doubt about Bumrah and Hardik's fitness
Dainik BhaskarNov 18, 2019, 05:08 PM IST Sports Desk. Zaheer Khan, director of the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians, says that his team has changed the players recently given the upcoming challenges. Last week, the Mumbai team gave away Siddharth Lad to Kolkata Knight Riders, while Trent Bolt from Delhi Capitals and Dhawal Kulkarni from Rajasthan Royals. Revealing the reason for this, Zaheer said on Monday that the team had to bring these players due to fitness concerns of Jaspreet Bumrah and Hardik Pandya.
Releasing a video message, Zaheer said, 'The team's key players are very stable and experienced, so this year is going to be different. We have some challenges in terms of injuries. Hardik Pandya has undergone back surgery shortly before, Bumrah is also out due to some back problems and Jason Behrendorff also has back surgery.
Preparations for bowling department
He further said, 'This was a cause for concern and from what the players were traded, it is being known that what are our preparations for the coming season. We thought we needed more strength in the bowling department. So we traded players with capitals and royals. On Friday, Mumbai Indians released 10 players, including Behrendorff, retaining 18 players on the last day of closing the trade window.
Relieved players are on watch
Regarding the auction process for the next season of IPL, Zaheer said, 'Release list has been released, so we have to keep a close watch on which players have been excluded from other teams, and for us What are the options So yes, that process too will start very soon. ' The players will be auctioned in Kolkata on December 19 for the 2020 tournament.