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
2. Axar Patel
Years before Axar Patel became a household name, he was part of the Mumbai Indians set-up. He was picked by the franchise for the season of 2013 but didn’t get an opportunity to play with all the stars around. He later made his debut for Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in 2014 and had a great debut season with them.
Since the start of 2021, he has been in the news for his performances for the Indian Test team. He missed a few early matches for his franchise Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2021 but once he returned, he was seen at his best. In the four matches which he played, he picked up six wickets with a decent economy of 7.
With Rahul Chahar in the ranks of the Mumbai Indians, the five-time champions had a good spinner in their side. But, in the next auction, Chahar might have to be given up in order to retain other spinners. This is the main reason why Axar Patel could be in Mumbai’s sight, given how successful he has been.