The mega auctions for the IPL 2022 will completely overhaul the structure of all franchise teams for the next edition of the Indian Premier League. Because the IPL Governing Council allows each franchise to keep a maximum of four players, most franchises took advantage of this provision to keep their top players for longer. Mumbai Indians along with other teams will sign new players it will be very exciting to watch them next season.
Mumbai Indians kept their core players at home, including skipper Rohit Sharma, ace bowler Jasprit Bumrah, veteran Kieron Pollard, and Suryakumar Yadav.
- Ishan Kishan
The Mumbai Indians’ decision not to keep Ishan Kishan was perhaps the biggest surprise of this year’s IPL retention event. With his performances at the top of the order, the youngster represents a modern, fearless approach to batting and can take the game away from any team. The wicketkeeper-batsman can also be groomed as a long-term franchise captain. At the mega auction, many teams will be willing to spend a lot of money for Kishan.
- Quinton De Kock
De Kock was named Man of the Series in the ODI series against India. De Kock, a proven performer in the IPL, was released by the Mumbai Indians despite his excellent performance for the team. This gives the other teams a chance to recruit the South African wicketkeeper batsmen. Almost every team would be interested in buying him because he is an attacking opener with excellent glovework behind the stumps.
- Nitish Rana
In the last few years, Nitish Rana has been a key contributor to his franchise Kolkata Knight Riders, and he will be a target for many teams ahead of the mega auction. In IPL 2021, Rana scored a total of 383 runs. He can score big and fast and can fetch big bucks at the mega action.
- Mustafizur Rahman
The left-arm bowler from Bangladesh is no stranger to the rigors of the IPL. Even when he isn’t at his most lethal, he remains a formidable opponent when the surface has some grip. He had a successful stint with the Rajasthan Royals as their primary death bowler in the absence of Jofra Archer. Bangladesh’s limited-overs bowling attack is led by him. He will be effective where the grounds are larger and the pitches are slower with his variations.
- Nicholas Pooran
The 26-year old Caribbean has been in some terrible form of late. But he has the talent and ability to perform well in T20 Cricket. It won’t be surprised if some teams spend big on Pooran at the mega auction.