MI vs KKR: The 22nd match of the current season of IPL is between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders. In this match, a star from the Mumbai Indians team made his IPL debut. Interestingly, this player was not able to make a place in the playing-11 for two years. Now the captain changed so he got a chance to debut.
Arjun Tendulkar Debut, MI vs KKR Playing 11: In the 16th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL-2023), the teams of Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders were face to face on Sunday. The captain of Mumbai Indians changed in this match. Suryakumar Yadav took over the command of the team in place of opener Rohit Sharma. Meanwhile, a player who was waiting for his debut for the last two seasons got a chance in the playing-11.
Star cricketer got a chance to make IPL debut
The star cricketer we are talking about is none other than Arjun, son of great batsman Sachin Tendulkar. Arjun Tendulkar made his IPL debut today i.e. on 16 April 2023. There is great news for his fans that Arjun has got the IPL cap. He was included in the playing-11 for the match against Kolkata Knight Riders. He was a part of this league since 2021, but till now he could not get a chance to debut.
Suryakumar Yadav got the command
For this match, the captaincy of the Mumbai Indians team has been handed over to Suryakumar Yadav. He won the toss and invited Kolkata to bat first. After winning the toss, he said, ‘Would like to bowl first. The wicket looks dry. The ball comes on to the bat well later. Rohit is out, he has got an infection in his stomach.
Mumbai Indians again showed confidence
The Mumbai franchise bought Arjun Tendulkar for the first time in the 2021 IPL auction. He then got Rs 20 lakh. Although could not play any match. Then he was sold in the 2022 auction for Rs 30 lakh. For the current season too, he was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 30 lakh.
Statistics in domestic cricket so far
Arjun, 23, has played 7 first class, 7 List A and 9 T20 matches in his career so far. He has also scored a century for Goa in first-class cricket. Arjun has taken 12 wickets in first-class cricket, 8 in List-A, and a total of 12 wickets in T20. At the same time, he has scored 223 runs in first-class cricket, 25 in List-A, and 20 in T20.
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing-11): Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wicketkeeper), Venkatesh Iyer, N Jagadishan, Nitish Rana (captain), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, and Varun Chakraborty
Mumbai Indians (Playing-11): Ishaan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Cameron Green, Tilak Verma, Suryakumar Yadav (captain), Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Arjun Tendulkar, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Dwayne Johnson and Riley Meredith.