The Mumbai Indians (MI), led by Rohit Sharma, had their worst-ever season in the Indian Premier League 2022 (IPL), finishing last in the points table. The five-time IPL champions won only four games this season, crashing out of the playoffs early.
The franchise is expected to make some bold decisions and make changes to its team heading into the next season. MI hasn’t played in a playoff match since 2020, and nothing less than a title win in the IPL in 2023 would suffice. Some changes are expected, as well as the release of a few players.
- Tymal Mills
In February 2022, he was purchased by the Mumbai Indians in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League. In MI colors, Tymal Mills failed to make an impression. He took six wickets for the team in five games, with an economy rate of over 11. Furthermore, his proclivity for getting injured may result in his release.
- Arjun Tendulkar
The absence of Arjun Tendulkar from MI’s playing XI suggests that he may not be in team management’s plans and may be released. MI used almost every uncapped player but Arjun sat on the bench. MI may leave Arjun and other players who aren’t crucial to the team’s success out of their squad in order to make a comeback after two disappointing seasons.
- Jaydev Unadkat
In February 2022, he was purchased by the Mumbai Indians in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League. The team’s bowling attack let them down. Jaydev Unadkat, an experienced Indian fast bowler, played five games for the team and took six wickets at a 9.50 economy rate. His high economic rate may play a role in his eventual release.
- Tristan Stubbs
Mumbai Indians unexpectedly signed Tristan Stubbs as a replacement. However, the youngster appeared to be unprepared for the IPL, scoring only two runs in his first two games. MI may release Tristan after he was dropped from the starting XI for the last match.
- Fabian Allen
In February 2022, he was purchased by the Mumbai Indians in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League. Fabian Allen, a West Indian all-rounder, was yet another Mumbai Indians deal that did not go as planned. Only one wicket was taken by the spinner, who gave up 46 runs at an economy rate of 11.50. His high economic rate may play a role in his eventual release.
- Mayank Markande
After a breakout season with the Mumbai Indians in 2018, Mayank Markande rose to prominence. After a couple of unremarkable seasons with the Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai purchased Mayank at the Mega Auction. He only played in two games this season. As Murugan Ashwin and Hrithik Shokeen rose through the pecking order, the leg-spinner was forced to sit on the bench for the majority of the season.