IPL 2018 Transfer Window: 5 players Mumbai Indians will target

IPL 2018 Transfer Window: 5 players Mumbai Indians will target

These uncapped players from various teams will definitely get a chance in Mumbai squad given the issues they are facing currently.

Sachin Baby
Sachin Baby. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) are struggling so far in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). With only a solitary victory under their belt after 6 matches, they are languishing at the 7th position in the points table. They have been in similar positions before and have gone on to win the trophy. They would be confident of doing the same in the upcoming matches. However, they would be wanting to make a good use of the transfer window which will be available soon and look to include some interesting players in their squad.

Football style transfer window has been introduced for the first time in the IPL this time around which has created history as no other league has implemented this concept so far. It will be interesting to see the way the teams look to give a new look to their line-ups. The window will be open after the game between MI and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) which is on Saturday. It should be noted that only the uncapped players who have played 2 or less matches until the halfway stage of the tournament are eligible for the transfer window.

Here we look at 5 players whom Mumbai Indians will be targetting:

1. Dhruv Shorey (Chennai Super Kings)

Dhruv Shorey & Sam Billings
Dhruv Shorey & Sam Billings. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Dhruv Shorey, the Delhi lad, is an exciting prospect and the one to watch out for in the future. He was in great form in the domestic circuit recently across all the formats and grabbed the eyeballs of all the franchises. He owned the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament by scoring 303 runs at an average of 60.60 in 7 outings at an amazing strike rate of 141.58. He has not played any game so far for CSK and is unlikely to play given that the likes of Murali Vijay has also been benched so far.

Dhruv can bat at any position and has the ability to up the ante at any stage of the game. Mumbai can play him right away at the top of the order in place of Evin Lewis who is struggling to score consistently and make use of his talent. His confidence will do no good if he remains benched for the rest of the season and will not be able to count on his excellent form this season.