IPL: 5 Ex-MI players Mumbai Indians may target in the 2022 auction
These players can strengthen the MI team even more going into the future.
Updated - May 8, 2021 11:24 am
As the Indian Premier League 2021 has come to a halt, there is no immediate decision, if the tournament will be held again or not. BCCI will try to conduct the tournament at any cost to finish it and get a result.
But, one thing is quite certain that next year, there will be a big auction and we will see a lot of shuffling of players. Having said that, there are chances that Mumbai Indians might have to go to some of the players who they have released in the past.
They will have to let off some of their key players as well, which means we will see some different faces in the Mumbai Indians squad.
Here are the 5 Ex-MI players Mumbai Indians may target in the IPL 2022 auction:
1. Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell arrived at the world cricketing stage with the reputation of being a hard hitter of the ball. He was making a lot of noise while playing domestic cricket in Australia. He even got picked by Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) as a replacement player for his countryman, Travis Birt.
However, Maxwell’s big break in the IPL came when he was signed by Mumbai Indians for $ 1 million for the IPL 2013 season. Even then Mumbai had an eye for talent. However, he played only three matches in that season, with minimal results. Eventually, he was let go, and here began Maxwell’s journey in the IPL when he was one of the leading run-getters in the subsequent season of 2014.
He played for Punjab Kings (then Kings XI Punjab). This time around he was seen playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, who bought him for INR 14.25 crores. Considering the fact that it might be difficult to have Kieron Pollard for one more season, with the current retention policy, Mumbai might eye Glenn Maxwell to fill that hole in the middle order which will be there if Pollard leaves.
Even if Pollard stays, the prospect of having both him and Maxwell together once again seems nothing less of a cricket fanatic’s dream.