One of the big names in IPL – Mumbai Indians (MI) has retained most of their players for this year’s IPL. Mumbai Indians will look to build their squad in this year’s auction with some good buys. In fact, with the least purse amount, MI will definitely be challenged in this year’s IPL auction by other franchises. This team will also have their target players in mind before heading into the auction and will go all out for a player who they feel will be a great proposition to their squad.
Moreover, one can’t be surprised if Mumbai Indians pick just one or two players at this year’s auction. After failing to finish in top 4 last year, MI will be desperate to make it to the playoffs this time.
Wankhede Stadium has been the home ground for Mumbai Indians over the years. Last year due to severe drought across Maharashtra, MI had to play their home games in Vizag which is also a factor for this team failing to qualify for the playoffs last season. Mumbai Indians will hope they get to play their home games at the Wankhede stadium this time.
- Corey Anderson
- Martin Guptill
- Marchant De Lange
- Unmukt Chand
- Akshay Wakhare
- Nathu Singh
- Kishore Kamath
- Jerome Taylor
|Rohit Sharma||Harbhajan Singh||Kieron Pollard||Jos Buttler|
|Ambati Rayadu||Tim Southee||Hardik Pandya||Parthiv Patel|
|Nitish Rana||Lasith Malinga||Krunal Pandya||Jitesh Sharma|
|Lendl Simmons||Vinay Kumar||Shreyas Gopal|
|Siddesh Lad||Jasprit Bumhra||Jagadeesha Suchith|
Total Players – 20
Indian Players – 14
Foreign Players – 6
Total Amount – INR 660,000,000
Amount Spent – INR 544,450,000
Amount remaining – INR 115,550,000
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE IPL AUCTION 2017
With the least purse available, Mumbai Indians will make target buys in general. As a result, they will go all in for a player whom they feel will make an impact in the tournament. Overall with a very well-settled unit, Mumbai Indians will only want to target certain talents. They will also look at a few low budget players for backup if they are left with money.
WHAT UWEWORLD THINKS MUMBAI INDIANS WILL DO AT THE IPL AUCTION 2017
With a very established squad, MI will look for backup players for their prime cricketers. In particular, we feel Mumbai Indians will strongly target an all-rounder as a replacement for Corey Anderson. Moreover, with many injuries in their present squad, Mumbai Indians will be hoping that some of their key players recover in time and are in good form for the tournament.
THE TARGET FOR MI IN THE IPL AUCTION 2017
- MI might look for a domestic and an International opening batsman.
- Meanwhile, MI released Corey Anderson. Therefore, they will look for some replacement of his stature.
- Harbhajan Singh is the only one renowned spinner in the team. Hence, MI might opt for an experienced foreign spinner to partner him.
- They might also look for a fast bowler as a backup for Lasith Malinga, Jaspreet Bumrah and Vinay Kumar
PLAYERS ON MUMBAI INDIANS’ RADAR
We feel Mumbai Indians will go all out for either Jason Roy or Ben Stokes to strengthen their batting along with bidding for a good international spinner like Johan Botha or Indian domestic spinner like K Goutham.
NOTE: This article is the thought-work of the Editor from UWeWorld. The Editor does not have any contacts or information from anyone involved with IPL or anyone involved with the team Mumbai Indians or any player.