Net bowlers play an important role for an IPL franchise. For a season that is long, it is important for the batters to face a lot of bowling. However, it is not wise for the bowlers in the main squad to do that. Hence, teams hire net bowlers for keeping the batters engaged. Especially in this COVID era, this becomes more important because the franchises will have ready options in the bubble as a replacement if there is an injury. Surprisingly, a few net bowlers in IPL 2022 will be cricketers who have previously played for their country. In this article, we take a look at three capped cricketers who will be net bowlers in IPL 2022.
1) Mohit Sharma – Gujarat Titans
Mohit Sharma is one of the capped cricketers who will be net bowlers in IPL 2022. The Haryana pacer was once one of the best bowlers in the competition. He had also won the Purple Cap and has even played for Team India at the T20 World Cup. However, in recent years, his form has been poor. He did not find success in teams like Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals. Mohit also did not do well when he returned to CSK. For IPL 2022, the experienced cricketer will be a net bowler for Hardik Pandya’s GT.
2) Barinder Sran – Gujarat Titans
Barinder Sran is one of the left-arm seamers tried by India in the last decade. He made his debut in 2016 but could not cement his place in the XI. Sran has played for Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the past. In fact, he has won the title with SRH back in 2016. He is one of the other net bowlers in GT apart from Mohit Sharma.
3) Josh Little – Chennai Super Kings
CSK has hired Josh Little as one of their net bowlers in IPL 2022. Josh has played 19 ODIs for 34 T20Is for Ireland so far. He is just 22 years old and will learn a lot by bowling at the nets in CSK.