IPL 2023 Mini Auction: 4 Players Mumbai Indians Can Target. Mumbai Indians, the team with the most wins in the IPL trophy has struggled to get going in the last 2 seasons. They entered the IPL 2021 league with 2 back to back trophy wins under their belt. But, 2021 proved to be below average as they finished the league in the 5th position.
Everyone assumed it to be one of the bad years. But, what followed next was something that raised eyebrows. The men in blue had a forgettable performance in IPL 2022 when they finished as the 10th team.
It seems Mumbai Indians have decided to make some drastic changes for IPL 2023. They have released 13 players, thereby getting a purse value of Rs 20.55 crore to be spent. It will be interesting to see how the MI franchise goes about on 23rd December.
Players retained by Mumbai Indian before IPL 2023 auction:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Arshad Khan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah, Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Ishan Kishan, Tilak Varma, Arjun Tendulkar, Akash Madhwal, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff.
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Players released by Mumbai Indians before IPL 2023 auction:
Kieron Pollard, Anmolpreet Singh, Aryan Juyal, Jaydev Unadkat, Basil Thampi, Daniel Sams, Fabian Allen, Tymal Mills, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin, Rahul Buddhi, Riley Meredith, Sanjay Yadav.
Given below are the 4 players, who we expect Mumbai Indians can look to target in the upcoming IPL 2023 mini-auction.
Ben Stokes, regarded among the best all-rounders currently in T20 cricket will undoubtedly be under the watchful eyes of Mumbai Indians. After their seasoned all-rounder Keiron Pollard announced his retirement, they will desperately search for a quality replacement.
In such a situation, Ben Stokes can be like like replacement for them. Stokes is a very dangerous middle-order batsman, who can also pick wickets with his medium-pace bowling, giving MI great value for money buy.
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Cameron Green is another exciting proposition that can be targeted by Mumbai Indians. The newly sensational young cricketer from Australia has impressed one and all with his multi-dimensional cricket display.
He is a very attacking batsman, who can bat at any position as demanded by the team. Apart from that, Cameron Green can also be utilized as the 4th bowler given his all-around ability. His strike rate of close to 175 in T20 cricket is enough to instill fear among the opposition bowlers.
Mumbai Indians lacked an express pace bowler to give company to Jasprit Bumrah in IPL 2022. This clearly reflected in their bowling, as the bowlers were taken apart. The inclusion of Shivam Mavi can make this issue get resolved for MI.
Although Shivam Mavi had an average IPL 2022 for KKR, where he picked up just 5 wickets in 6 matches. But, he is too good a bowler to be ignored. His swing in the early overs clubbed with lateral movement can become a great weapon in the pace bowling department for Mumbai Indians.
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Talking about the 4th player Mumbai Indians can target in IPL 2023 mini-auction is Karun Nair. He brings with him a lot of quality experience. Karun Nair is a very flexible batter and can bat at any batting order, which is a good sign.
He was picked by Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2022 but got only 3 games to play. Karun Nair’s experience can make the middle-order of Mumbai Indians solid, as they already have Surya Kumar Yadav. MI will surely look to target Mumbai Indians in IPL 2023 mini-auction.