5 Regretful signings by Mumbai Indians in IPL history
Over the years, there have been multiple stars who haven’t got big opportunities at Mumbai Indians.
Updated - Oct 12, 2019 8:50 pm
Every year, an IPL side usually has around 20-25 players in their squad. Hence, squad management is one of the biggest tasks of the support staff and the team management of every franchise. There are players that are bound to sit out for a major part of an IPL season. However, there are certain stars who’ve had to do that as well.
Mumbai Indians (MI) are statistically the best team in the history of the Indian Premier League. However, they’ve had issues managing the players in their squad as well. Over the years, there have been multiple stars who haven’t got big opportunities at Mumbai Indians.
Thus, here are five players who have been a part of the Mumbai Indians side but didn’t get consistent opportunities
1. Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell made his IPL debut in 2012 while playing for Delhi Daredevils (now Capitals). However, he played just two games in the entire season. It was during the IPL auctions for the 2013 edition where he made headlines. Mumbai Indians splurged $1 million on the Australian all-rounder.
However, all Maxwell played was three games in the 2013 season. He first played for MI against Pune Warriors and scored a quickfire unbeaten 13, finishing off a relatively low run-chase. He scored 17 in the next game against Rajasthan Royals (RR) but returned with a duck against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Hence, after scoring 36 runs from three innings, Maxwell was dropped from the XI.
Despite spending so much money on the Victorian all-rounder, MI didn’t utilize the resources of Maxwell well. In fact, he will go down as one of their most regretful signings in the history of the IPL. In the very next season, Maxwell displayed how destructive he can be as he scored 552 runs at a strike-rate of 187.76 in one season for KXIP.