Despite being the team with the most number of IPL trophies (5), Mumbai Indians’ performance in IPL 2021 was downright disappointing. They finished 5th on the league table, failing to make it to the playoffs which is in itself a big let down given the fact that they were the champions of the season before that.
However, we all know that Mumbai have bounced back from familiar situations before and they can definitely do it this time. The blues are now focused on building a great team for IPL 2022 which they have started by retaining their best 4 players.
They will now look to fill in the remaining slots of their squad with the strongest possible options in the mega auction that is set to take place on 12th and 13th of February.
So in this article, we will take a look at the Mumbai Indians franchise ahead of IPL 2022. We will discuss things like their retention picks, what to expect from them, prediction, probable Auction picks and many more.
Mumbai Indians’ Retentions and Remaining Purse
Mumbai Indians Retained the following players ahead of IPL 2022:-
Remaining Purse for Mega-auction – Rs 48 Crores
Star Players Released by Mumbai Indians
Like CSK, Mumbai Indians has also preferred sticking to its original set of players from the very beginning and thus having to part ways with some of their finest talents that stayed with them for so many years was very emotional for their fans but it had to be done keeping the retention rules in mind. During this process, Mumbai Indians lost some genuinely great players who could prove to be of great use in the upcoming season as well and thus the franchise must be looking to get some of them back in the mega auction. Here is a list suggesting who those players might be.
- Hardik Pandya
- Ishan Kishan
- Trent Boult
- Rahul Chahar
- Krunal Pandya
Mumbai Indians Squad for IPL 2022
- Rohit Sharma
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Kieron Pollard
Full squad to be added after the completion of the auctions
Mumbai Indians’ Probable Playing XI for IPL 2022
To be added ones the full squad is known
What to expect from MI in IPL 2022
Despite their disappointing performance in the previous season, it would be foolish to right Mumbai Indians off this year. They have one fine captain in Rohit Sharma and probably the best fast bowler in the world Jasprit Bumrah. Suryakumar Yadav and Kieron Pollard completes the their core team and it is good enough to build a brilliant team around.
Mumbai Indians have always been the team to hit it out of the park in the auction and they are expected to repeat it this season as well. A well experienced and power packed team is all that they need to lift their record 6th IPL trophy.