Ishan Kishan Joins Mumbai Indians Amidst Career Turmoil

Ishan Kishan Joins Mumbai Indians Amidst Career Turmoil

Star wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan has joined the Mumbai Indians (MI) camp ahead of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season. The 25-year-old's arrival comes amidst a tumultuous period in his career, marked by controversies and setbacks.

Kishan's absence from the Indian team has been a subject of speculation. India head coach Rahul Dravid stated that Kishan had not made himself available for selection and needed to play domestic games to qualify. However, Kishan opted to train with Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya in Baroda instead of representing Jharkhand in the Ranji Trophy.

Consequently, the BCCI terminated Kishan's central contract last month. Despite these setbacks, Kishan has now joined the MI camp, where he was welcomed with a humorous video by the franchise.

MI will open their IPL campaign on March 24 against Gujarat Titans, a team led by Hardik Pandya, who left MI to join GT in 2022. Pandya's return to MI as captain will be a significant moment for the franchise.

Kishan's inclusion in the MI squad adds depth to their batting lineup, which also includes Rohit Sharma, Tim David, Suryakumar Yadav, and N. Tilak Varma. The team boasts a strong all-rounder contingent led by Pandya, Romario Shepherd, and Shams Mulani.

In the bowling department, MI has retained the services of Jasprit Bumrah, Jason Behrendorff, and Kumar Kartikeya. The addition of Dilshan Madushanka and Nuwan Thushara from Sri Lanka further strengthens their bowling attack.

With a balanced squad and a new captain at the helm, MI will be aiming to reclaim the IPL title they last won in 2020. Kishan's return to the fold will provide a much-needed boost to their aspirations.

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