Mumbai Indians have the won the most no. of trophies of Indian Premier League (IPL), which makes it the most successful franchise in the tournament. They will be in the spotlight as they look forward to enter the upcoming IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Mumbai had an amazing squad with excellent bench strength and perfect combinations. Due to limitation on retentions and mega auction, the team management will have to build the squad from scratch. MI have always picked the perfect players from the auction table and that too at a very considerable price. The fans of Mumbai Indians will be the most disappointed with the execution of IPL 2022 Mega Auction. In this article we will take a look at MI target players at IPL 2022 mega auction.
𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 मुंबई. 𝐌𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 मुंबई. 💙
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) November 30, 2021
Before the mega auctions, Mumbai Indians have retained the likes of Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav and Kieron Pollard. The new team will be built on the foundation of these four players. The following are the players that Mumbai Indians should target in IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
IPL 2022 Mega Auction : MI target players
It is true that Mumbai Indians have retained Kieron Pollard, but it is also true that the West Indian all-rounder lacks consistency. MI has to look for a long perspective and Ben Stokes would be the perfect option. The departure of Hardik Pandya increases the need to bring in an all-rounder. Both Stokes and Pollard can feature in the XI. It would be terrific to see two best all-rounders playing together as a unit.
Due to the limit on retention, MI were not able to retain the youngster. Mumbai Indians will definitely try to get back the services of young Ishan Kishan at the IPL 2022 Mega Auctions. Ishan has proved his worth by playing a crucial role in Mumbai’s success in the recent past. His wicketkeeping skills makes him even more valuable. Ishan was brilliant as an opening pair to Rohit Sharma in the absence of Quinton de Kock.
It was quite surprising that Royal Challengers Bangalore released Chahal ahead of the mega auction and retained only three players. Now this gives the opportunity to other teams to get their hands on one of the best leg spinners in the world. The Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal will be on the radar of all teams including Mumbai Indians during the IPL 2022 mega auction. MI released young spinner Rahul Chahar and they might look to replace him with an experienced player. Another interesting fact is that Yuzvendra Chahal made his IPL debut with Mumbai Indians (MI) back in 2013. There are chances that he might return back to Mumbai in IPL 2022.