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Mohsin Khan, stallion on the charge

Mohsin Khan appeared out of the blue in IPL 2022 and leapfrogged many others in the pecking order.

Piping Avesh

There were many who believed it was only fair for Mohsin’s LSG teammate Avesh Khan to be a part of the Indian squad for the 2021 T20 world cup and he is still part of the Indian side.

However, there were several games in IPL 2022 when Avesh was not even the best bowler in the Lucknow Super Giants line up. The title rested comfortably on the shoulders of Mohsin Khan who came out of the blue in the IPL and impressed one and all.

If you are impressing the Mumbai Indians’ scouts, you are doing something right as they have unearthed talents like JaspritBumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar who have all gone on to play for India.

LGS snaffle him up

The young left arm pacer from Uttar Pradesh was first picked by Mumbai Indians in 2018. Mohsin Khan was bought at the 2020 auctions at his base price. In 2022, he went to Lucknow Super Giants.

Mohsin showed what he was capable of and bowled a heavy ball. He had a great reading of the game. The best part about his bowling is his ability to preempt the batter as he can bowl with the same impact in the powerplay and at the death as well.

Additionally, he is a left arm pacer which India have always been on a lookout for. The team hasn’t been able to produce a world-class left arm pacer since the likes of Zaheer Khan and RP Singh hung their boots.

They have tried out Khaleel Ahmad and BarinderSran but they haven’t been quite up to the mark. Mohsin appears to fill that void.

Top numbers

He took 14 wickets from 9 matches of IPL 2022 and more importantly bowled at an economy rate of 5.97 which is simply mind blowing for a bowler who shoulders the responsibility of delivering the tough overs for his side.

Mohsin made a lot of fans within just 9 IPL games and not only the general viewers but the experts were impressed with him as well, several of them demanding for him to be included in the Indian squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup, which is a complement in itself when the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar themselves don’t have their spot sealed for the upcoming event.

Saksham Mishra

Justifying hours of watching sports by scribbling down a few logical lines that might just about hold your interest. Was not talented enough to make it as a professional cricketer, so the next best logical option was to enroll in a Mass Communication course, and write about sports instead. Because, what else is there to write about in this world, right?
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