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Absolutely out of their mind if he doesn't play. Anderson is an all-rounder, Pollard is a guy who bowls a load of rubbish and hopes it doesn't get hit out of the park.Nick HoultVerified account
Ricky Ponting, coach of Mumbai Indians, says Buttler signed as a "backup overseas batsman."
He probably does not get a game sadly. Simmons nailed the opening spot and Pollard and Anderson due to their all rounder factor will be ahead of him, looking at the Indian bowling options, they will need at least one of the oversea spots to be allocated to a bowler as well (malina, southee, Mc Cleneghan or De Lange)
If you go on performances as a whole then Simmons' has a very sedate record, just happens to be good for Mumbai. If you want to limit it to IPL then Pollard's record is ****e.
I think Malinga is past it, so not sure which bowler they'd go for.