The Mumbai Indians have a lot of experienced players in their roster, and the big auction might open up a lot of spots for them to fill via their methods. They’ve had a solid team through the years, and the core will remain the same, with the rest of the team developed around them. With five titles, the Mumbai Indians are the most successful franchise in the league’s history, followed by the Chennai Super Kings, who have three. MI has a reputation for excellent auction tactics, having assembled a fantastic team over the years that includes both young and experienced players.
They were also having a terrific time in the 14th season of the Indian Premier League until COVID-19 put an end to it. The Mumbai Indians are now in fourth place on the standings, which means that if the second phase of the IPL 2021 takes place, they might very well enter the playoffs. However, there is still time, and franchisees will not be inactive till then. Instead, they’ll be planning for the IPL big auctions in 2022.
After being released by Kolkata Knight Riders, the Australian opener was signed by Mumbai Indians for Rs 2 crore. Lynn, on the other hand, was left on the bench for the whole IPL 2020 season since he did not play a single game for the Mumbai Indians. Lynn has only played one match in the IPL 2021 thus far. If MI buys a batsman to open the innings alongside Rohit Sharma, Lynn may be released. Because of his Big Bash exploits, he could find a bidder in the auction if he is released by MI. With Kishan also serving as a reserve opener, the champs may consider dismissing Lynn. Also working against Lynn is the fact that he is an international player.
Ishan Kishan is unlikely to be retained by the Mumbai Indians and is projected to earn a lot of money if the blockbuster auction takes ahead. Ishan Kishan had a dismal IPL season this year, as he only scored 73 runs in five games. Ishan Kishan, on the other hand, had a fantastic start for India earlier this year. He had a fantastic run in the last IPL season, scoring over 500 runs at an average of 57.33 and a strike rate of 145.76. Ishan Kishan, however, is unlikely to be retained by the Mumbai Indians due to auction regulations. This will enable him to participate in the massive auction.
Nathan Coulter Nile
Nathan Coulter Nile, whose price tag is repeatedly reinstated in IPL auctions, is now valued at INR 5 crores, but his injury-prone physique has prevented MI from regularly playing him. Coulter-Nile has only played one match in the IPL 2021 and is yet to take a wicket. The Mumbai Indians may release him in order to free up finances for the forthcoming auction. In the ideal world, he would be the team’s second overseas pacer in the IPL 2021, but Coulter Nile has yet to cement his place in the starting XI. Overall, his release appears to be quite practical, but his buyback appears to be illusive due to his sloppy fitness.
Mumbai Indians paid 3.2 crores (US$450,000) for Suryakumar Yadav, the most expensive uncapped player in the 2018 IPL auctions. The Mumbai Indians may not be allowed to keep Suryakumar Yadav owing to the IPL’s guideline of only keeping three Indian players. At the critical No. 3 position, the top-order batsman has been a steady contributor for MI. With his outstanding careful play against the new ball, he’s one of the few players in the IPL who can strike from the start. Suryakumar made his T20I debut for India in the most recent T20I series against England. Even when he was playing for the national team, he showed no fear and was never afraid to go after the bowlers.
Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock will be difficult to keep for the Mumbai Indians. For many years, Quinton de Kock has been one of the best batsmen of Mumbai Indians. He was also among his team’s top run-scorers in the T20 league’s last season. MI may have to let go of De Kock in the upcoming mega auctions while keeping key players like Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, and Pollard.