IPL 2024: Four ODI World Cup 2023 Players MI Can Target In The Auction. The Mumbai Indians (MI) were decent in the 2023 IPL. Despite having a horrible start to the tournament, they were somehow able to make it to the playoffs and finish fourth on the points table. They were not able to make it to the finals, though and MI must make some positive changes in their squad ahead of the next season to realize their ambition of winning their sixth IPL title.
The ongoing ODI World Cup 2023 is a very good platform for all the franchises to scout players that they might buy in the IPL (Indian Premier League) 2024 auction and this article, we talk about four such players that MI should buy in the 2024 IPL Auction based on their performances in the World Cup.
4. Mitchell Santner
Mitchell Santner has been with the Chennai Super Kings for a very long time. Yet he has been unable to cement his position in the playing XI. Thus, he might want to move on to another team where he can find some more playing time and the Mumbai Indians can make use of this opportunity. They lack a good spinner in their team currently.
Mitchell Santner has already picked up 14 wickets in six matches in the 2023 ODI World Cup and is currently the second-highest wicketkeeper in the tournament. This shows how well he does in India, which is more reason for the franchises to buy him.
3. Quinton De Kock
Quinton de Kock was with the Mumbai Indians for a very long time and he has even won the IPL trophy with them. It was thus confusing when they decided to let him go to the Lucknow Super Giants in the mega auction. However, according to a recent rumor, the Lucknow Super Giants might consider letting De Kock go and if it is true, the Mumbai Indians must rise up to the occasion and undo the mistake that they committed in the past.
Quinton De Kock has already scored 431 runs in just six matches in the ongoing ODI World Cup and is the highest run scorer so far in the tournament. LSG will make a big mistake if they let him go and if they do, Mumbai Indians must capitalise.
2. David Warner
David Warner did not impress much both as a captain and as a player for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2023. Thus, it is expected that DC will release him when the chance arrives. Looking at his performance in the 2023 ODI World Cup, Mumbai Indians might buy him. It will give them some more options in the opening department.
It is noteworthy that in the IPL 2022 auction, MI gave DC a tough fight for David Warner. Thus, they might finally realize their dream of buying the player in IPL 2024.
1. Ben Stokes
England might not have performed well in the 2023 ODI World Cup, but Ben Stokes still shined in the little opportunities that he got. According to rumors, the Chennai Super Kings might release Ben Stokes ahead of the 2024 IPL auction, as he failed to impress much in the previous IPL.
Mumbai Indians could make use of a good overseas all-rounder at this time and Ben Stokes will be a perfect pick for that. However, he is usually a very expensive player in all the auctions. Thus. MI will have to keep a keen eye on his price as well.