5 players for whom Mumbai Indians (MI) can bid in IPL 2022 Mega Auction – Mumbai Indians (MI), the five-time champions, are likely to be the most affected ahead of the IPL 2022 auction, as they have been obliged to release the majority of their important players. Mumbai had the most stable squad of any IPL franchise, which is why they were the most successful. Finally, MI chose to keep captain Rohit Sharma (16 crore), paceman Jasprit Bumrah (12 crore), middle-order batter Suryakumar Yadav (8 crore), and all-rounder Kieron Pollard (6 crore). Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Trent Boult, Krunal Pandya, and Quinton de Kock were among the major names they released.
They have a purse of Rs 48 crore remaining for the IPL 2022 mega auction after spending Rs 42 crore on keeping four players. Keeping this in mind, let’s take a look at five players MI could pursue at the January auction.
MI would be seeking for another excellent all-rounder in their lineup after releasing Hardik Pandya, who form has recently slowed and who is unsure about his bowling due to injury worries. They could go after England all-rounder Sam Curran, who was released by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Curran was injured and missed the majority of the IPL 2021 UAE leg. Previously, he had taken nine wickets in as many games and had scored some rapid runs. Curran has the advantage of being able to open both the batting and bowling, which is an uncommon quality in a cricketer. With his variants, he is a clever operator at the death as well.
England opener Jason Roy has not received his due in the IPL. For several years, he has been one of the most lethal openers in limited-overs internationals. But, in the Indian T20 league, he has only played 13 matches and has scored 329 runs at a strike rate of 129 with two half-centuries. In 2018, he scored his first fifty, an undefeated 91. Although skipping the previous two seasons, he returned to the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) this season, replacing David Warner as opener at the finish. He has so much more to contribute.
5 players for whom Mumbai Indians (MI) can bid in IPL 2022 Mega Auction
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) paid a high price for Pat Cummins during the IPL 2020 auction. He didn’t have a spectacular run in the early half of the IPL 2020, finally finding some rhythm near the finish of the season. He performed better in the India leg of the IPL 2021 and was more penetrative, but he did not appear in the UAE leg. Cummins provides a decade of international cricket experience as well as the potential to disturb the greatest batters. His power in the lower order is vastly underappreciated. Cummins nearly won a game for KKR against CSK in IPL 2021 with some spectacular big-hitting.
Rahul Chahar, the young leggie, may not have had a fantastic run in the second half of the IPL 2021. He appeared to be out of sync. Nonetheless, MI developed Chahar over the last several seasons, and he developed into a more-than-capable spinner for them, even making his India debut. Chahar offers the ball a terrific rip and is one of the best spin choices that will most certainly be available in the auctions. There’s a chance MI will try to repurchase him.
The Mumbai Indians wicketkeeper-batter is known for his aggressive batting style, as evidenced by his 84 off 32 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final league stage match, blasting 11 fours and four sixes.
Ishan has been with MI since 2018 and has 1133 runs in 45 IPL games, with his top score of 99 against RCB in IPL 2020.
Kishan was a difficult option for MI to drop, and many franchises would undoubtedly bid for him in the auction, but the Mumbai outfit will go to any length to reclaim him.