3 players Mumbai Indians (MI) should pick in IPL trade ahead of 2020 season
Over the years, MI have provided Team India with some excellent cricketers.
Updated - Nov 21, 2019 8:25 pm
Thus far in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Mumbai Indians (MI) is the most successful team ever. Starting from 2013, the team has managed to win the title every alternate year making it four till 2019. But every season is a new challenge and it all begins with scouting for the right players months before the actual tournament even begins. In this aspect, MI has been quite consistent.
They are known to back their players and often give them plenty of chances. Over the years, they have provided Team India with some excellent cricketers as well. But, there are still a few shortcomings in the squad even though they won the title.
While the auction is an obvious way to make up for these, they can get a little smart even before that process through the trade window. They have already secured Sherfane Rutherford in exchange for Mayank Markande and will definitely eye a few more to strengthen their side.
Here are three players Mumbai Indians (MI) should look to get in the IPL trade:
1. Shivam Dube for Aditya Tare
Mumbai Indians is a side that is filled with plenty of all-rounders. They have got the likes of Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya and Kieron Pollard who are all match-winners. However, there seemed to be a slight void in the middle order even though they had Yuvraj Singh in their ranks. The veteran all-rounder didn’t get enough games and players like Ishan Kishan didn’t really help solve the purpose.
Thus, having someone like Shivam Dube can be quite handy. He is known to be a big-hitter of the ball and can be a player for the future if given enough chances. With the RCB in IPL 2019, Dube didn’t get many opportunities to prove his potential given that the team is top-heavy. Therefore, he can be a great addition to the MI middle-order.
In exchange, RCB will get Aditya Tare who is an Indian wicket-keeper. The team doesn’t have other options except for Parthiv Patel. Tare didn’t get many opportunities with MI and hasn’t played an IPL game since 2017. Since he bats in the middle order, RCB will have a reliable option and it only gets better as he doubles up as the man behind the stumps.