IPL 2023: 3 players from MI Cape Town Mumbai Indians might target at auction
IPL 2023 auction is all set to be held on December 23 in Kochi.
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Mumbai Indians had a dismal campaign in the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League. They failed to stitch consecutive wins under their belt and finished the league stage at the bottom-most position. Following a horrid season, MI let go of 13 players, while veteran Kieron Pollard announced his retirement from the league.
The Mumbai franchise will enter the IPL 2023 auction with a purse of INR 20.55 crore. Rohit Sharma & co. would try to rope in top-quality players at the marquee event in a bid to vindicate themselves for the next season. One could witness Mumbai going after players who are part of their SA20-owned franchise, MI Cape Town at the forthcoming auction.
Here are three Players from MI Cape Town Mumbai Indians might target at the IPL 2023 Auction:
3. Odean Smith
Odean Smith has been a proven performer in the T20 circuit. He has troubled batters with his skiddy pace and made shot-making difficult. Also, the 26-year-old is a ferocious striker of the cricket ball and has played some blistering knocks for his side. He has bagged 70 wickets in 66 T20 matches and scored 485 runs at a strike rate of 138.96.
Atn the international arena too, he has featured in 24 T20Is and bagged as many wickets at an economy of 9.84. On the batting front, Smith has scored 162 runs at a strike rate of 139.65. The Jamaica-born brings balance to the side due to his all-round might and many franchises would be eager to pick him at the IPL 2023 auction.
Mumbai Indians lack all-rounders in their squad, having released the likes of Daniel Sams and Fabian Allen. Thus, MI are likely to go shopping for some multi-faceted cricketers and the team management could to look have someone like Smith in the mix.