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The Indian Premier League (IPL) season 2023 has finished with the final at the Narendra Modi Stadium between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans. The IPL final match was initially planned for Sunday, May 28th, but was moved to Monday, May 29th, at 7:30 pm IST because of severe weather.
As per the latest Cricket updates, Aakash Chopra, a former Indian cricketer and respected cricket expert, released a video titled Where Did Mighty Mumbai Indians Fall Short? Mr. Chopra begins by saying:
“Mumbai Indians are a team that is exceptionally significant to discuss when I prepared the preview before the match, I did not believe that this team would make the playoffs because they lack bowling.”
IPL 2023 Final: Player’s Injury
Jasprit Bumrah, the backbone of the Mumbai Indian bowling department, missed the entire IPL season, while another pacer, Jhye Richardson, was virtually out of the team due to injury. However, the English star fast bowler, who was picked up by MI through the IPL-2022 mega auction, played in a couple of matches as well. With all of these variables caused Mumbai's dismal bowling performance.
Apart from this, an Indian uncapped pace bowler, Aakash Madhwal, did well for the Mumbai Indians franchises, as he took 15 wickets in just 8 matches with his IPL’s best bowling figure of 5 wickets for 5 runs against the Lucknow Super Giants.
Further in this video, Aakash Chopra moves to the Mumbai Indian batting line-up. Mr. Chopra feels MI Paltan did well in the batting, as many players scored 300+ runs.
IPL 2023 Final: Mumbai Indian’s Batters
Currently, the world’s number one T20i batsman, Suryakumar Yadav—many fans call him Mr. 360 Dgree—has started the season stilly, but after a few matches, he hits like rockets. During the recent season, Sky smashed 605 runs with five half-centuries and one century.
Ishan Kishan, the opener and wicketkeeper-batsman, has also demonstrated his ability, hitting 452 runs in 16 matches with three half-centuries at a tremendous strike rate of 142.77.
Australian all-rounder Cameron Green displayed great value for Mumbai India's team by taking six wickets and smashing 452 runs during the season. Green hit two half-centuries and one century against Sunrisers Hyderabad to earn a spot in the IPL’s playoffs in 2023.
Tilak Varma, another Indian uncapped player who is considered the emerging player of the season, has taken part in 11 matches and has scored 343 runs at an impressive strike rate of 164.11.
The captain of the Mumbai Indians team and the Indian team as well, Rohit Sharma, has smashed 332 runs in 16 matches, including two half-centuries, with a strike rate of 132.80.
Aakash Chopra has expressed concern about Rohit Sharma's batting and said that even though Rohit is captaining well, his batting has declined in the last two seasons.