Mumbai Indians is the most successful team in the history of Indian Premier League. After being flopped in the opening seasons, this franchise created such a strong team that even the players sitting on the bench become a separate playing XI. The team has a formidable captain in the form of Rohit Sharma, who alone has the strength to turn the match on his own. The five-time champion team also added some good players to the 14th season auction on Thursday.
Which players did Mumbai bet on?
Mumbai bought only seven players in the auction. Even after the auction, he had Rs 3.65 crore left. Foreign players such as Lasith Malinga, Nathan Coulter Nile, Mitchell McClenaghan and James Pattinson withdrew from the team before the auction. Yesterday they rejoined Australian pacer Nathan Coulter Nile to be given Rs 5 crore. Kiwi paceman Adam Milne will accompany them. Indian spinners Piyush Chawla and James Neesham will provide all-round options to the team. Mumbai also bought uncapped players like Arjun Tendulkar, Yudhvir Charak and South Africa’s Marco Jansen in view of the future.
- Nathan Coulter Nile (5 crores)
- Adam Milne (32 million)
- Piyush Chawla (2.4 Crore)
- James Neesham (50 Lakh)
- Yudhvir Charak (2 million)
- Marco Jansen (2 million)
- Arjun Tendulkar (20 Lakh)
Complete list of MI retained and auctioned players
Mumbai Indians has a full squad of 25 players.
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Ishaan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwari, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare (wicketkeeper)
All-rounder: Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Arjun Tendulkar, Marco Jansen
Spinners: Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Jayant Yadav, Piyush Chawla
PACERS: Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Adam Milne.