IPL 2022: Looking forward to facing Bumrah in nets, says Tim David

IPL 2022: Looking forward to facing Bumrah in nets, says Tim David
IPL 2022: Looking forward to facing Bumrah in nets, says Tim David

IPL 2022: Looking forward to facing Bumrah in nets, says Tim David

IPL 2022: Mumbai Indians’ newest recruit Tim David has said that he is looking forward to facing Jasprit Bumrah in the nets while replying for the franchise in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.

Tim David has been busy making a name for himself in T20 leagues around the world over the past few years.

Boasting a career T20 strike-rate of 159, David is particularly destructive against pacers, which explains why MI bid hard for him and eventually acquired him for ₹8.25 cr.

With that particular goal in mind, Tim David will certainly be thankful that a certain Jasprit Bumrah is part of the same team and not in the opposition.

And while some may shy away from wanting to face a bowler of Bumrah’s class, Tim David is ready to embrace that challenge.

“One bowler I am looking forward to facing the most in the nets is Bumrah. I know it sounds strange because he is one of the best in the world but I believe it will be great to test myself against him. Also I am sure it is going to be hard work,” the official website of Mumbai Indians quoted David as saying.

“I am excited to get in and be a part of the MI squad. I think it is great to be picked up by such a successful team, I have heard good things about how MI looks after their players and it has a great fan base. There is always the pressure to perform and you want to help the team win but the overall feeling is one of excitement,” he added.

Standing well over 6 feet tall, the Singaporean is a powerful hitter of the ball who bats in the middle order and can also bowl a bit.

When asked about batting alongside Kieron Pollard, David said:

“It is an exciting idea to bat with him. Polly is someone I have admired for his power hitting and have looked at some of his innings to see how I can do that myself. If we could get going in the middle and death overs, we could take a few games away.”

Apart from Polly and Boom, the MI dressing room has quite an array of stars and David is particularly excited to share it with one player.

“Rohit Sharma is a world-class player. He just looks so effortless when he bats, it’s very admirable. It is a huge bonus to be able to spend time with class players and try to pick their brains a little bit,” he added.

Mumbai Indians squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Dewald Brevis, Basil Thampi, Murugan Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, N Tilak Varma, Sanjay Yadav, Jofra Archer, Daniel Sams, Tymal Mills, Tim David, Riley Meredith, Mohd Arshad Khan, Anmolpreet Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Rahul Buddhi, Hrithik Shokeen, Arjun Tendulkar, Aryan Juyal, Fabian Allen.