Down the order, Sundar also provides some stability with the bat. Even though a batting collapse is something one would never associate with MI, things can change in a matter of a minute. Hence, the presence of a calm batsman down the order will provide extra cushion for other batsmen.
Adding on, he has picked 31 wickets in 24 games as well. Under MS Dhoni, Shardul has thrived as a bowling all-rounder. In T20Is, he has a batting strike rate of 181.58. He can dominate any bowling attack in any format on his day. His recent performance against South Africa is a good example of his caliber.
Chahal’s involvement in the IPL was with Mumbai Indians, and if they manage to bring him to the side, it will be a homecoming for the veteran spinner. Over six years, he has played 50 T20I games and has a decent economy rate of 8.29. The fans will be hoping to witness the captain spinner duo of Rohit and Chahal.
As he has retired from the longest format of the game, he will be looking to put a mark to silence his critics. During the recently-concluded ODI series against India, he was in top form as he destroyed the Indian bowling lineup. As MI doesn’t have a wicketkeeper as of now, they can look to buy back de Kock in the mega auction.
Hazlewood is not an easy bowler to get away with and he could form a solid opening bowling combination with Bumrah. In the death overs as well, he can stop the leakage of runs at one end. His bowling persona is quite similar to that of Glenn McGrath and this has been his reputation since his debut.