Zaheer Khan for Robin Uthappa-Mumbai Indians IPL team transfer

February 19, 2009

Zaheer Khan has joined the Mumbai Indians IPL cricket team,in lieu of Robin Uthappa

Zaheer Khan Boxing Day Test Match 2007Zaheer Khan , easily the best bowler in India today, has joined the Mumbai Indians cricket team. This is great news for the Mumbai Indians IPL team that was desperately seeking the services of Zaheer Khan, who has performed brilliantly for the Indian cricket team in the last couple of years

Zaheer Khan in place of Uthappa,a win-win IPL transfer for Mumbai Indians and the Bangalore Royal Challengers

Zaheer Khan recently led the Mumbai cricket team to another Ranji trophy cricket win and the Mumbai cricket players really look forward to having Zaheer Khan in the Mumbai IPL team

Robin Uthappa, who was transferred out of the Mumbai Indians cricket team, is believed to be a favorite of Vijay Mallya, the owner of the Bangalore Royal Challengers cricket team

The Mumbai Indians IPL team would probably believe that they got the better deal in this IPL transfer, since Robin Uthappa did not do particularly well for the Mumbai Indians IPL team in the IPL T20 2008 cricket season

Zaheer Khan was called the best bowler in the world , by Kevin Pieterson

Recently, none other than Kevin Pieterson, called Zaheer Khan the best bowler in the cricket world in 2008. Having Zaheer Khan in the Mumbai Indians IPL team is fantastic news for any Mumbai Indians cricket fan

Zaheer Khan will spearhead the Mumbai Indians IPL team pace bowling attack, in the possible absence of Shaun Pollock

It remains to be seen whether Zaheer Khan will replace Shaun Pollock or just complement Shaun Pollock in the Mumbai Indians bowling attack. Shaun Pollock or “Kaka” as he was affectionately called by the Mumbai cricket players, was the star bowler for the Mumbai Indians cricket team in IPL 2008


Rumours persist that Shaun Pollock is not too keen to play the IPL 2009 cricket season and in his absence, Zaheer Khan will spearhead the Mumbai IPL team ‘s bowling attack. Of course, if Pollock is available, the Zaheer Khan / Shaun Pollock combination will be amazing to watch

Both Shaun Pollock and Zaheer Khan rely on swing bowling rather than raw pace and it will be a treat for Mumbai Indians fans to see Zaheer and Pollock “Kaka” bowling together

In addition to Zaheer Khan, the current form of Mumbai bowlers such as Dhaval Kulkarni will ensure that the Mumbai Indians IPL team have a deadly bowling combination

Ashish Nehra out,Shikar Dhiwan in for Mumbai Indians IPL 2009

February 19, 2009

Ashish Nehra has been replaced by Shikar Dhiwan in the Mumbai Indians cricket team for IPL cricket 2009

dhawan replaces nehra mumbai indiansAshish Nehra , did reasonably well for the Mumbai Indians cricket team in the IPL league last season, butthe Mumbai Indians cricket team has decided to replace Ashish Nehra with Shikhar Dhawan, a star batsman in the Delhi Daredevils IPL cricket team

In the first official “transfer” in the IPL cricket league, Shikar Dhiwan moves from the Delhi Daredevils IPL cricket team to the Mumbai Indians IPL cricket team team

Shikhar Dhawan ‘s hard hitting capabilities sought by Mumbai Indians IPL cricket franchise

The Mumbai Indians IPL team think-tank obviously feels that batting is an area that needs to be strenghtened and getting Shikar Dhawan transferred from the Delhi Daredevils cricket team is a step in this direction. Currently, the Mumbai Indians cricket team is almost entirely dependent on the heroics of Jayasurya and a Sachin cameo to get huge totals in the IPL T20 cricket league- other imports such as Luke Ronchi did not live up to their expectations for the Mumbai Indians cricket team

The addition of Shikar Dhawan will be a boost to the Mumbai Indians IPL team as Shikar Dhawan proved his skills in T20 cricket in the IPL cricket league last year by scoring four fifties at a strike rate of 115 for the Delhi Daredevils cricket team

Ashish Nehra , the opening bowler for the Mumbai Indians last season,was needed by the Delhi Daredevils IPL cricket team in the absence of Mohammed Asif

The key reason for the transfer of Ashish Nehra from the Mumbai Indians cricket team to the Delhi Daredevils team was that the Delhi Daredevils cricket team needed a quick bowler to replace Mohammed Asif,who has decided not to play IPL cricket in the 2009 IPL season. Ashish Nehra being a fast bowler from Delhi fitted into that role perfectly and the Delhi Daredevils were obviously eager to get him transferred from the Mumbai Indians IPL team , right from the start of the IPL transfer window

Firstly, Ashish Nehra is a local Delhi boy and has played most of his cricket in Delhi. Secondly, Ashish Nehra who has displayed flashes of brilliance for Team India in the past, performed reasonably well for the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2008,by grabbing 12 wickets at an average of 29 and an economy rate of 7.76

Zaheer Khan will probably replace Ashish Nehra in the Mumbai IPL cricket team

Zaheer Khan has been in phenomenal form for the Indian cricket team for the last two years, and the Mumbai Indians IPL T20 cricket franchise will probably like to have Zaheer Khan open the bowling rather than Ashish Nehra