IPL 2023 Mini Auction: Mumbai Indians (MI) can bid on these 2 Players: Indian businessman Mukesh Ambani and his wife’s team, the Mumbai Indians (MI), hold the record for winning the most trophies in IPL history. MI has so far won the trophy five times (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020). The biggest thing about this record is that the team has won all five trophies under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. Because of this feat, he is also called the “most successful captain” of the IPL.
But for the last 2 years, the team is also struggling to reach the playoffs, there are many reasons for this but the main reason is Rohit Sharma’s lack of runs with the bat, the absence of Pandya Brothers in the team, and the Caribbean all-rounder Kieron Pollard being out of form. But this year the full focus of the team management and the team is to lift the trophy for the sixth time, for which the MI team management is already working. The franchise is eyeing the auction to be held in Kochi. So on which two players are MI’s eyes, let’s read further in this article.
Mumbai Indians Purse Balance: 20.55 crore
Ben Stokes comes in the list of one of the best all-rounders in modern-day cricket. After the retirement of Pollard, if there is any player who can replace him, then at present there is no one better than Stokes in the auction. Stokes is capable of batting as well as bowling at a medium pace. In his IPL career so far, he has scored 684 runs in 43 matches at a strike rate of 134 and has taken 28 wickets with an economy of 8.56. Stokes is such a player, we all cannot judge his ability from his records. We all sports fans know how much he has done for his own team England.
But Stokes MI will not get so easily because all the franchises will run behind such a great all-rounder. And if Sunrisers Hyderabad shows interest in them, then the party of any team can be spoiled. Because Hyderabad currently has the highest purse balance.
This Australian player came to the notice of all IPL lovers and franchises when the Australian team came to India for a three-match T20 series before the World Cup. Green came as a replacement for the team and took the Indian bowlers on demand. His strike rate in t20 is 175 which is enough to destroy any opposition bowlers. Along with explosive batting, he also has the ability to bowl. Which will help Mumbai Indians in bowling options.
Retained Players of Mumbai Indians
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.
Released Players of Mumbai Indians
Kieron Pollard(Retired), Anmolpreet Singh, Aryan Juyal, Jaydev Unadkat, Basil Thampi, Daniel Sams, Fabian Allen, Tymal Mills, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin, Rahul Buddhi, Riley Meredith, Sanjay Yadav.