Revealed: Why is Sandeep Sharma not playing today’s match against MI and who replaced him?

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Sandeep Sharma, Sanju Samson


Rajasthan Royals He will be without his fast bowler Sandeep Sharma for the match against Mumbai Indians. The inaugural IPL winners and the five-time champions face each other in the 14th game of the ongoing tournament. IPL 2024 at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.

RR captain Sanju Samson won the toss and opted to bowl first. Speaking during the toss, the right-handed batsman stated that his team was forced to make a change in the winning combination. He revealed that Sandeep Sharma will not play against MI due to injury and has been replaced by Nandre Burger.

“We want to bowl first. The wicket looks fresh, it’s the first game of the season, there will be help for the fast bowlers. We would like to continue doing the same things. Sandeep misses it, he is not fit. He enters the hamburger.” Samson said.

Sandeep Sharma played in the first two games of the season, helping the Royals win both games. The 2008 IPL winners started their season with a win over Lucknow Super Giants before beating Delhi Capitals. They played both matches at home in Jaipur and hope their winning streak continues in their first away match of the season as well.

Sanju Samson praised Sandeep Sharma:

Last week, Samson praised Sandeep Sharma for bowling against LSG. The right-arm pacer conceded just 22 runs in his three overs and took the key wicket of KL Rahul to put his team in the driver’s seat.

“I think I should give the trophy to Sandeep Sharma. “I wouldn’t have been here if it wasn’t for him.” Samson said while receiving the Player of the Match award. “I thought about calling him, but then I thought it would be too much.”

Playing XI:

Bombay Indians:

Ishan Kishan (w), Rohit Sharma, Naman Dhir, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Tim David, Gerald Coetzee, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal, Jasprit Bumrah, Kwena Maphaka.

Rajasthan Royals:

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (w/c), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Nandre Burger, Yuzvendra Chahal