IPL: 3 Overseas players Mumbai Indians will never think of releasing

IPL: 3 Overseas players Mumbai Indians will never think of releasing

Over a period of time, overseas players have earned a valuable place in the IPL due to their game-changing performances and innovative techniques.

Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard. (Photo: IANS)

Mumbai Indians is regarded as one of the most successful franchises in the history of Indian Premier League. The Reliance Industry-owned side has many accolades under its belt. The Mumbai-based team has won four IPL titles and has also clinched Champions Trophy twice.

Known as the team that influxes young talents into the league, Mumbai Indians also has a varied pool of domestic and international players. The side is currently led by Rohit Sharma and is the favourite to retain the IPL trophy in the next year’s Indian Premier League.

Over a period of time, overseas players have earned a valuable place in the IPL due to their game-changing performances and innovative techniques. Such players also have earned a fair share in the success of their franchises. Here are the three prominent players who will urge Mumbai Indians to think twice before releasing them:

1. Quinton de Kock

Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock. (Photo: IANS)

Labelled as the ‘Next big thing’ in South African cricket, De Kock has established himself as an essential cog of the Proteas side. After making his ODI debut in 2015, the wicketkeeper-batsman has gathered 4907 runs in 115 matches at an average of 45.00.

De Kock has the potential to cement his place as a regular wicketkeeper for Mumbai Indians. Moreover, he can also open the innings with his aggressive display of batting. The left-hander’s T20 record has also been phenomenal. De Kock has scored 5067 runs in the shortest format of the game at an average of 33.8.

The young stalwart was also named as the Cricketer of the Year at South Africa’s 2017 Annual Awards. Mumbai Indians would find it hard to replace such talent from their squad. De Kock also had an astounding IPL 2019 where he amassed 529 runs from 16 matches at an impressive average of 35.26.