Piyush Chawla who played for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020, will seen wearing blue MI jersey with precedent for his profession in IPL 2021. The accomplished leg-spinner who has played for Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings, was purchased by MI for a robust INR 2.4 crores in the IPL 2021, auctions.
“The expansion of Piyush Chawla will cover the lone hole Mumbai Indians had in their crew”, says previous India wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel. The left-hander said the reigning champs will by and by be one of the prime forces to be reckoned, to lift the Indian Premier League when the fourteenth edition of the competition which commences from 9th April.
“I don’t think it is a disadvantage for Mumbai Indians, because, if you look at the Mumbai Indians squad last year, there was only one thing which everyone could notice – they didn’t have an experienced spinner. They have Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar, but they needed someone experienced, and that’s what Mumbai Indians did in this auction,” Patel said on Star Sport’s show ‘Cricket Connected’.
“They got Piyush Chawla, a very experienced campaigner in IPL. He knows how to bowl on Chennai wicket or on slow and low wickets. So, I think Mumbai Indians have covered all the bases. It depends on where they are playing so it won’t be a disadvantage. That’s what champions can do, even after winning a tournament they try and fill spots and that’s exactly what Mumbai Indians have done,” he added.
Reigning champs Mumbai Indians will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Chennai in the competition opener in Ahmedabad.
Further the final last of the fourteenth edition of the competition will be played on May 30 at Narendra Modi Stadium. One of the unique condition of this years IPL will be the way that all matches will be played at nonpartisan scenes, no group will play at their home setting. All teams will play at 4 out of 6 venues during the league stage. These changes are made by taking rise of COVID-19 in consideration.