"There is no replacement available" – Aakash Chopra suggests 5 pacers who can take Jasprit Bumrah's place in Mumbai Indians' squad for IPL 2023 – Sportskeeda

Aakash Chopra believes the Mumbai Indians (MI) cannot find an ideal replacement for Jasprit Bumrah. However, he suggested a few names who could take the pacer’s place in their squad for IPL 2023.
Bumrah has been ruled out of the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League due to a back injury. The ace seamer underwent surgery in New Zealand and is likely to be out of action for the next few months.
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra highlighted that Jasprit Bumrah and Jhye Richardson’s unavailability will put the Mumbai Indians in a tight spot, elaborating:
The cricketer-turned-commentator pointed out that the five-time IPL champions were already short in the Indian seam-bowling department, observing:
Chopra added that Rohit Sharma’s side are unfortunate to be denied the luxury of fielding Bumrah and Jofra Archer together in the playing XI, stating:
Although Archer was unavailable for IPL 2022, the Mumbai Indians bought the England pacer for ₹8 crore to have him bowl alongside Bumrah in the subsequent edition of the tournament. While Archer is likely to be available this year, Bumrah’s injury has put a spanner in the works.
Chopra feels the Mumbai Indians need to acquire Indian pacers, reasoning:
The former Indian opener suggested a few seamers who could be considered as Bumrah’s replacement, saying:
Chopra concluded by naming Gerald Coetzee, Dasun Shanaka, Wayne Parnell, Dushmantha Chameera, Chris Jordan, Adam Milne, Jimmy Neesham, James Overton, Lance Morris and Dilshan Madhushanka as some of the possible overseas replacements for Richardson.
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