IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians introduce their big-hitter in Anmolpreet Singh ahead of the season
He was snapped up by the franchise in the auction.
Updated - Mar 18, 2019 5:37 pm
The three-time winners of the Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians have always been looking out for new talents and give them a platform to perform in the league. The IPL champions in 2013, 2015 and 2017 had a disappointing IPL 2018 as they failed to make it into the top four.
In the auction of IPL 2019, the Mumbai Indians decided to bid on some youngsters as well and bought 20-year-old spinning sensation Anukul Roy, who played for India in the U19 World Cup in 2018 and already have the likes of Ishan Kishan and Mayank Markande in their ranks, who have performed admirably for the franchise in IPL 2018.
Mumbai Indians will take on Delhi Capitals in their first match of IPL 2019 at Wankhede Stadium and will hope to win the tournament, given their pattern of winning the titles.
Mumbai add some firepower in their ranks
In the IPL 2019 auction, Mumbai Indians also bid on the young Anmolpreet Singh, who hails from Patiala, Punjab. Anmolpreet Singh is known for his big hitting prowess and as a top-order batsman can provide some serious power in power play overs.
Anmolpreet is more known for his exploits with the Indian U19 team and for Punjab, for whom he made his FC debut in 2017 against Himachal Pradesh. He was part of India’s U19 squad in the 2016 U19 World Cup, where India lost to West Indies in the finals.
In just his third First Class match, Anmolpreet slammed 267 runs in an innings against Chhattisgarh. He was the leading run-scorer for Punjab in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy, with 753 runs in five matches.
He was also named in India A squad for Deodhar Trophy in 2018-19 and then for the India A limited overs squad for the New Zealand tour.
Mumbai Indians’ Twitter handle posted a video of Anmolpreet’s power-hitting and introduced him as their big-hitter ahead of the upcoming season.
Here’s the tweet:
With the bat, @iamanmolpreet28 lives up to his name 🤩🔥
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) March 18, 2019