IPL 2022: Top 3 Players Mumbai Indians (MI) should target in IPL 2022 Mega Auction

IPL 2022: 3 Spinners Mumbai Indians (MI) should target in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction
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Top 3 Players Mumbai Indians (MI) should target in IPL 2022 Mega Auction: The five times IPL title winner Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Mumbai Indians (MI) will be in the spotlight as they enter the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. The franchise has a majestic history to pick the right players from the auction table and at a very considerable price.

MI have done fairly well during the recent past at the auctions. The scout team of the franchise keeps their keen eye on every young player that needs an accelerator.

The coming IPL 2022 mega auction will be huge, as all the players will be under the hammer. The franchises will have to figure out their choices of players and bid for them. 

Just ahead of the mega auctions, Mumbai Indians have retained the likes of Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav and Kieron Pollard. These players will form the core of the team once again in IPL 2022. 

Mumbai have a well-established opener and captain, a middle-order batsman, an all-rounder and a lethal pacer to form the core of the team. Let’s take a look at the top 3 Players Mumbai Indians (MI) should target in IPL 2022 Mega Auction.

Top 3 Players Mumbai Indians (MI) should target in IPL 2022 Mega Auction:

Ishan Kishan:

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The five times IPL champions Mumbai Indians (MI) is confident to get back the services of young Ishan Kishan at the IPL 2022 Mega Auctions. Ishan has been instrumental in Mumbai’s success in the recent past.

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He is an explosive left-handed batsman with wicketkeeping skills. Ishan was brilliant as an opening pair to Rohit Sharma in the absence of Quinton de Kock.

Though the recent IPL season wasn’t fruitful to the young opener, he assured his place in India’s limited-overs team with his late blitz innings against Rajasthan Royals and Sunrises Hyderabad.

Ishan Kishan’s stocks have taken a flight ever since he was bought by Mumbai Indians in 2018. He is likely to fetch big in the coming auction.

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Ben Stokes:

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Mumbai Indians (MI) have let go of dashing all-rounder Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya and James Neesham. The duo of Pandya brothers has been part of the franchise for a long time and were a vital cog in Mumbai’s success wheel.

During the retentions, MI retained the likes of Caribbean all-rounder Kieron Pollard, but having just a single all-rounder in a team is not enough. The franchise will keep someone like Ben Stokes on the radar who has been released by Rajasthan Royals (RR).

Stokes has been stunning in all three formats of cricket. His all-round skills have made him a formidable player that every franchise desires to own.

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Moreover, Mumbai will be eying Stokes predominantly due to the void created with the release of Hardik Pandya ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.

Yuzvendra Chahal:

Seasoned Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal will be on Mumbai Indians (MI) radar during the IPL mega auction. The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) surprisingly released Chahal to the auction and retained only three players.

Interestingly, Yuzvendra Chahal made his IPL debut with Mumbai Indians (MI) back in 2013. Due to fewer opportunities with the power-packed franchise (MI), Chahal was forced to go to the auction in 2014 and it turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the spinner as he was picked by RCB.

Mumbai has released young spinner Rahul Chahar and will require an experienced player to cover the place. Chahar was not on the retention list of Mumbai Indians (MI) and will head to the auction table.

The success stories of Yuzvendra Chahal are secret to none. He has been phenomenal for RCB all those years. He used to be the top wicket-taker for the franchise. 

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