Shane Watson: Mumbai Indians’ struggles in the IPL 2022 have not “surprised” them. Shane Watson believes the MI made a huge mistake by spending Rs 15.25 crore on Ishan Kishan, and that the move has harmed the team’s overall balance.
Mumbai Indians have had a disastrous start to their IPL campaign, losing all five games so far this season. Their slow start has surprised fans and the cricketing world. But former Australia all-rounder Shane Warne isn’t surprised to see the 5-time champions struggling this season. Watson, the assistant coach of the DC, stated that MI made a huge mistake by spending Rs 15.25 crore on Ishan Kishan, claiming that the move harmed the overall balance of the squad.
Mumbai Indians’ struggles ” Not surprised them” : Shane Watson
“It’s not surprising that MI is at the bottom of the table due to a disastrous auction. So much money spent on Ishan Kishan… He’s a talented and skilled player, but he’s not worth spending nearly your entire salary on “According to Watson on the Grade Cricketer podcast.
Watson also claimed that the MI made a mistake by going all in on Jofra Archer, who has been out with a long-term elbow injury.
“Then, going for Jofra Archer, not knowing if he’ll return. He hasn’t played cricket in a long time. They have a lot of holes in their team “He continued.
MI is the only team that has yet to win a game this season. They are currently bottom of the points table, one point ahead of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), who are ninth with two points.
They will now look to rebound in their next game on Saturday against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).