All eyes will be glued to the action of the Indian Premier League that will kick off from September 19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Several changes have been made to the upcoming IPL season but the thing that will remain constant is the fact that Mumbai Indians will remain the team to beat. The most successful franchise in league’s history yet again has all bases covered and is star-studded in every sense.
Mumbai Indians were smart buyers in the IPL auction as they retained their major core players and bought key international stars and some talented unknown talents. The franchise is recognised to utilise their resources successfully better than any other IPL team.
Mumbai Indians will yet again unleash some of their surprise new picks to stun the opposition sides in IPL 2020. In this feature we dig and find out the 3 new picks of the franchise to watch out for that will be assets for the defending champions.
Let’s take a look at 3 new picks from Mumbai Indians to watch out for in IPL 2020:
3. Nathan Coulter-Nile
The Mumbai Indians (MI) are known to invest heavily in well renowned International players. The franchise already had a potent bowling attack but the inclusion of Aussie paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile will add solid depth. The 32-year-old was bought at Rs. 8 crores by MI in the IPL auction that made him one of the most expensive buys. The fast bowler is no stranger to the big stage of the IPL as he has always performed in the league.
Coulter-Nile may not initially find a place in the original MI squad but as the tournament progress, he will certainly feature in the team. During IPL 2020, Malinga may sit out in some of the matches and the franchise then can add Coulter-Nile which certainly won’t compromise with the strength of the side.
In his IPL career so far the speedster has played only 26 matches in which he has played 25 wickets at an economy rate of 7.66.
There will certainly come a point in the league when captain Rohit Sharma will look to unleash the strongly built Aussie pacer and bamboozle the opponents. Watch out for Coulter-Nile this season as he will look to extract pace and bounce on those slow UAE track and snaffle crucial wickets for his side.