Updated: 29 May 2022
IPL 2023 Auction: 4 Players Mumbai Indians (MI) Might Retain Before Auction. The Indian Premier League 16th edition (IPL 2023) will kickstart within 10 months from now. All the 10 teams will be eager to find the perfect team combination ahead of IPL 2023 auction. Mumbai Indians (MI), the most successful team in IPL history, have played very poor cricket this season and are placed right at the bottom of the IPL 2022 points table. They need to revamp their side ahead of the IPL 2023 auction. They were criticized for poor planning in IPL 2022 mega auction.
Mumbai Indians went all guns blazing to buy Ishan Kishan for the hefty price of 15.25 crores. He has not justified his hefty price tag. Mumbai Indians also did not press hard for good foreign pace bowlers which has resulted in their downfall in the TATA IPL 2022. They would have already realized their mistakes and Mumbai Indians can’t afford to have another failed strategy in IPL 2023 auction. Let us look at 4 players Mumbai Indians might retain before IPL 2023 auction:
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IPL 2023 Auction: 4 Players Mumbai Indians (MI) Might Retain Before Auction
Rohit Sharma, the current captain of Mumbai Indians, is going through a rough patch this IPL season. One of the most consistent batsmen in the IPL history has scored a mere 218 runs in 12 innings, which is way below his expectations. Being the captain of the side, Rohit Sharma has failed to Marshell his troops well. MI has won just 3 games from the 12 played so far.
However, considering the fact that not every year has to be a grand success for a player, we should not forget his contribution to the Mumbai Indians over the years. MI, in all probability, will retain Rohit Sharma before IPL 2023 auction. However, it remains to be seen whether he continues to lead the side in IPL 2023.
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Tilak Varma, the debutant, has risen to the occasion and played exceptional cricket this IPL season. The young Mumbai player has accumulated 368 runs in 12 matches. In fact, he is the highest run-scorer for Mumbai Indians this season. Mumbai is known to honor talented players and give them much-needed exposure. The performance of Tilak Varma in IPL 2022 is a very positive sign for him, and Mumbai Indians would surely like to retain him before IPL 2023 auction.
Daniel Sams has impressed one and all with his excellent bowling performance in the ongoing IPL 2022. The leading wicket-taker for MI has scalped 11 wickets in 9 matches. His best bowling figure was 4/30 against CSK. Daniel Sams is one of the best left-arm medium-pace bowlers who can hit the deck hard and even extract bounce from slow wickets.
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Daniel Sams’s bowling performance has garnered good praise from MI team management, and he can be one among the 4 players whom Mumbai Indians will retain in IPL 2023 auction.
Suryakumar Yadav has been one of the most consistent batsmen for Mumbai in the last 3 seasons. The middle-order player has anchored the innings for Mumbai and has also played the role of a power hitter. In 8 matches of IPL 2022, Surykumar Yadav scored 303 runs before he was ruled out of the remainder of IPL 2022 due to an injury.
He has immense determination to play long innings. Mumbai Indians would surely be retaining SuryaKumar Yadav before IPL 2023, given his performances for the men in blue off-late. He might also be one of the best replacements for Rohit Sharma if he decides to relinquish his captaincy.