MI coach Jayawardena arrives in Mumbai, camp from March 15


IPL 2022: Mahela Jayawardena arrives in Mumbai – Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardena joined the team hotel in Mumbai ahead of the pre-IPL camp, starting March 15. The entire team will be staying at the Trident Bandra Kurla Complex and will have 10-day practice in Mumbai. Follow IPL 2022 Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

Before Jayawardena, bowling coach Shane Bond arrived in Mumbai on Thursday. They were joined by Singapore-Australian all-rounder Tim David, Jaydev Unadkat and other Indian players. The likes of Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav will join after BCCI’s pre-IPL camp at the NCA in Bengaluru.

IPL 2022: MI head coach Mahela Jayawardena arrives in Mumbai ahead of pre-IPL camp, to begin practice from March 15

Captain Rohit Sharma and star pacer Jasprit Bumrah will join the team on April 17 after India’s 2nd Test against Sri Lanka.

IPL 2022: MI head coach Mahela Jayawardena arrives in Mumbai ahead of pre-IPL camp, to begin practice from March 15

Mumbai Indians will begin their campaign against Delhi Capitals on March 27 at the Brabourne Stadium. MI will play four matches at their coveted home Wankhede Stadium. Mahela Jayawardena said he is happy have fans back at the stadiums.

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“It’s very exciting as Mumbai Indians to be back in Mumbai. We have a good squad — experienced and some exciting young talents. We missed the fans supporting us over the last two years. Hopefully, this year, we get to see them supporting team. Definitely, I am looking forward to that,” Mahela Jayawardena said.

Another MI player to arrive was Riley Meredith. He will be one of the Australian players to join the team early but he will be available only from April 6 as Cricket Australia has denied players NOC before that day.

IPL 2022: MI head coach Mahela Jayawardena arrives in Mumbai ahead of pre-IPL camp, to begin practice from March 15

Mumbai Indians @ Wankhede: Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians will play four matches at the Wankhede Stadium. The first match will be on April 24 against KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants which have formed a strong team from the auction. With a huge crowd advantage, Rohit Sharma will be eager to put that match to bed.

The second match will be against MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings. After struggling in the IPL 2021, MI will aim to get the better of CSK on May 12 with crowd support.

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Their third match will be against Kane Williamson-led Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 17. While SRH look a weaker unit than MI, it will still be a good opportunity for Rohit Sharma & Co. The match will be MI’s second straight game at Wankhede and also their penultimate league match.

IPL 2022: MI head coach Mahela Jayawardena arrives in Mumbai ahead of pre-IPL camp, to begin practice from March 15

MI’s last league match will also be at the Wankhede against Delhi Capitals on May 21. With three back-to-back home games, Mumbai will look to ease to the playoffs, banking on crowd support.

Mumbai Indians (MI) Full Squad and Player salary: Rohit Sharma (16 Cr) / Jasprit Bumrah (12 Cr) / Suryakumar Yadav (8 Cr) / Kieron Pollard (6) / Ishan Kishan (15.25 Cr) / Dewald Brevis (3 Cr) / Basil Thampi (0.3 Cr) / Murugan Ashwin (1.6 Cr) / Jaydev Unadkat (1.3 Cr) / Mayank Markande (0.65 Cr) / Thilak Varma (1.7 Cr) / Sanjay Yadav (0.5 Cr) / Jofra Archer (8.0 Cr) / Daniel Sams (2.6 Cr) / Tymal Mills (1.5 Cr) / Tim David (8.25 Cr) / Riley Meredith (1.0 Cr) / Mohd Arshad Khan (0.2 Cr) / Anmolpreet Singh (0.2 Cr) / Ramandeep Singh (0.2 Cr) / Rahul Buddhi (0.2 Cr) / Hrithik Shokeen (0.2 Cr) / Arjun Tendulkar (0.3 Cr) / Aryan Juyal (0.2 Cr) / Fabian Allen (0.75 Cr).

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IPL 2022: MI head coach Mahela Jayawardena arrives in Mumbai ahead of pre-IPL camp, to begin practice from March 15

 

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