Former Indian coach Ravi Shastri has given his opinion on the two teams that have the weakest bowling line ups in the ongoing IPL 2022. After his analysis of the same, Shastri has said that Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals are suffering the most because of their bowling department which is not up to the mark.
According to him Mumbai is missing the services of the Pandya brothers and also Trent Boult. The Pandya duo used to open up choices for skipper Rohit Sharma while the Kiwi paceman used to go for the wickets.
Likewise, the Delhi Capitals are also missing the experience of South African pacer Kagiso Rabada, who is now playing for the Punjab Kings.
“Two teams that have a weakened bowling department would be Mumbai and Delhi. I wouldn’t say Gujarat aren’t a strong team. They have enough good players there. But if you look at what Mumbai were or Delhi were, hence the comparison,” Shastri told ESPNCricinfo.
“Delhi had Rabada and Nortje. Mumbai had Krunal and Hardik, add Boult there and Bumrah is twice the bowler then, it’s a double-edged sword then. That side now is feeling the heat because it lacks that firepower to push and Delhi are feeling it to an extent now,” Said Ravi Shastri.
The commentator concluded by explaining some areas of struggle for CSK as well.
“Even Chennai to an extent. They had too much experience, by 12 months or 8 months down the line you need some youth. You need some exuberance of youth there,”.