Mumbai Indians is one of those few teams who made full use of the 4 retention slots and filled them all. Mumbai Indians, like CSK, like to stick to their old set of players and thus it was heartbreaking for their fans to let go of some of the players who have stuck to the team for such a long period. It is thus expected that Mumbai Indians will go all out to bring back some of their old players to their squad for the 2022 IPL.
Mumbai Indians (MI): Rohit Sharma (16 crore), Jasprit Bumrah (12 crore), Suryakumar Yadav(8 crore), Kieron Pollard (6 crore)
Balance purse: Rs 48 crore
Let us now take a look at 3 of their old players who Mumbai Indians can target in the mega auction of IPL 2022.
- Trent Boult – Alongside Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult’s lethal bowling was what made the Mumbai Indians’ pace attack so fierce in IPL. However they had to let go of their New Zealand star as only 4 players could be retained. Trent Boult is definitely one of the best bowlers who is heading to the auction and thus Mumbai Indians will get anything to get his services back.
- Rahul Chahar – For the last few years, Rahul Chahar had been Mumbai’s lone warrior in their spin department. Having let him go, Mumbai have created a huge vacuum in that area and they will definitely love to get him back. He is also very much loved by the Mumbai Indians fans.
- Krunal Pandya – By now it is almost sure that Hardik Pandya will not be returning to Mumbai Indians as he will be drafted by a new franchise. However, his brother Krunal Pandya might make a comeback to their former team. Krunal Pandya is a brute force with the bat and is also a dependable bowler. Any team would love to have him in their team and Mumbai Indians might go for him if he is available for a decent price.