TATA IPL 2022 is over and Gujarat Titans won the title in their first season under Hardik Pandya. It was a season to remember for the debutant teams in Gujarat and Lucknow as the KL Rahul led side reached the final 4 phase. The season was one to forget for the big two teams, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. The two teams finished 9th and 10th in the table with 8 points from the 14 games played, which was the worst return for both the teams.
Mumbai Indians set to tour UK –
It seems Mumbai Indians want to put the wheels in motion for TATA IPL 2023 season 9 months early. The men in blue and gold are set to tour United Kingdom to play 10 games against the county sides. This comes at a time when the county sides are playing the Vitality Blast T20. The Mumbai Indians players could come against some of the best players during the course of this tour.
Arjun Tendulkar and Dewald Brevis set to feature –
Speaking about the Mumbai Indians players, the tour of UK is witness two players being part of the team. one of them being Arjun Tendulkar who is yet to get his IPL cap for Mumbai Indians. Arjun Tendulkar will be joined by Dewald brevis who took the IPL by storm with his batting. Along with these two players, Tilak Varma, Hrithik Shokeen and Ramandeep Singh are the others to be part of the tour.
IPL source has his say –
The Mumbai Indians tour of UK comes as a preparation for the TATA IPL 2023 season. according to a source who was heard saying “ NT Tilak Varma, Kumar Kartikeya, Ramandeep Singh, Hrithik Shokeen are some of the players who will get exposure playing against top T20 club sides in trying conditions. Arjun Tendulkar, who is also in UK and South African youngster Dewald Brevis are also likely to join the touring party, Look, the Indian domestic season has come to an end. While the top players like skipper Rohit Sharma, premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah will be now on the road with the national team, our international stars will also be busy with their respective commitments,”
Bad news for the fans –
While there is palpable excitement at the news of Mumbai Indians touring UK, there is bad news for the fans. There wont be any tickets sold for the games or the matches will be broadcasted live on TV. The source speaking to the media, said what the tour aims to achieve. The source in the know how said “The ones who need to be monitored are our younger crop of players as they won’t be having any match practice for three and half months before the next domestic season starts. So effectively, we can’t call it a pre-season trip as IPL is still nine months away. But it is trying to monitor the progress of our core group of youngsters going forward. This trip isn’t a commercial one where there will be tickets sold or the match will be broadcast on a particular channel or streamed on some app. Since the trip isn’t a revenue generator, we don’t need to apply for any permission from BCCI”