IPL 2023 Auction Preview: Can Mumbai Indians find right gemstone?

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IPL 2023 MI Auction Preview

IPL 2023 MI Auction Preview: Mumbai Indians were the reigning champions, however, they were unable to retain their championship after finishing in fifth place and narrowly falling below Kolkata Knight Riders’ net run rate at the end of the league stage. Out of 14 games, Mumbai Indians have won 7 games and lost 7 games, which finished the season for Mumbai Indians outside of the top four with 14 points.

Players Released and Trades

Players Released ahead of the upcoming auction

Mumbai Indians have released 13 players from the 2021 squad, where a players like Kieron Pollard, Anmolpreet Singh, Aryan Juyal, Basil Thampi, Daniel Sams, Fabian Allen, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin, Rahul Buddhi, Riley Meredith, Sanjay Yadav, Tymal Mills, all these players was released by Mumbai Indians before the Mini-auction.

Players Traded

Jason Behrendorff was the only player who was acquired by Mumbai Indians from Royal Challengers Banglore for his base price of 75 lakh.

Mumbai Indians Current Squad

Mumbai Indians still have the power-packed squad size of 16 players. The current Squad of Mumbai Indians consists of Rohit Sharma (C), Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal

Overseas Players?

Mumbai Indians have a total slot of 9 players out of which 3 can be Overseas players and 6 Indian players

Purse Remaining?

Mumbai Indians have released a total of 13 players, so they have a good budget of 20.55 Cr for the upcoming IPL mini-auction 2023.

Mumbai Indians Watchlist 2023

1. Cameron Green from Australia

Cameron Green’s Courtesy of his prowess with both the bat and the ball, Green will be on the watchlist of Mumbai Indians. The Aussie certainly will bring a lot of balance and be a good replacement for Kerion Pollard. He comes with a base price of 2cr

Cameron Green’s T20I Career

Mat: 8
Runs: 139
SR: 173.75
Avg: 17.38
Wickets: 5
B. Avg: 35.6
Best: Batting & Bowling – 61 runs, Bowling – 2/16

2. Adam Zampa from Australia

Adam Zampa from Australia with a base price of 1.5Cr is also an option which Mumbai Indians are considering. His recent form could influence Mumbai Indians to buy him. Mumbai had to suffer a lot due to the unavailability of any quality spin bowler in their last season, but this time around they will look to change things and they can go for Adam Zampa

Adam Zampa’s IPL Career

Mat: 14
Wickets: 21
BAvg: 17.62
Best: 6/19

3. Sikandar Raza from Zimbabwe

Sikandar Raza from Zimbabwe is a top-quality all-rounder and he will surely be on the radar of Mumbai Indians in the mini-auction. Mumbai is currently looking for an all-rounder who can replace the role of Kerion Pollard, so Raza could be a good choice for the upcoming season and future seasons as well.

Sikandar Raza’s IPL Career:

Mat: 66
Runs: 1259
SR: 128.86
Batting Avg: 20.98
Wickets: 38
Bowling Avg: 7.18
Best: 4/8 & 87

Can Mumbai Bounce back from the disappointing last season?

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