IPL: 5 players Mumbai Indians (MI) should release ahead of next season
It is clear that Mumbai Indians need to let go off a few players in order to have a settled bench at their disposal.
Updated - May 7, 2019 12:49 pm
Mumbai Indians have been the most successful side in the IPL history so far, winnings three titles post 2012. Their remarkable consistency is a benchmark for the other teams to follow and for obvious reasons, they are regarded as the team to beat even before the tournament starts.
Mumbai Indians’ success is attributed to their settled core of Indian players who are well established in the International circuit and they have the privilege of possessing the world’s best death bowler along with one of the best openers in recent times, in Jasprit Bumrah and Rohit Sharma respectively.
While their all-rounders in Krunal Pandya and Hardik Pandya look settled, it’s their bench that comes under scrutiny more often than not. Mumbai’s playing XI is strong as any team but their bench strength is rather weak. It is clear that Mumbai Indians need to let go off a few players in order to have a settled bench at their disposal.
Let’s have a look at the 5 players that MI should release before the start of the 2020 season
5. Aditya Tare
Let’s face it, Tare has got no real role at Mumbai Indians at the moment. Last season Tare failed to get any game-time for the Mumbai-based outfit owing to a thumb injury and this time around too, he has to sit out owing to a better keeper-batsman in de Kock. Tare is a quality player and he has his domestic stats to back that statement.
Unfortunately though for him, he has been on the sidelines for far too long and Mumbai Indians already have a backup keeper in Ishan Kishan. MI are in need of a quality specialist Indian batsman who can control the middle-overs along with Suryakumar Yadav and they need to let go of Tare and find a specialist Batsman in his place, perhaps in a swap-deal. However, Tare’s IPL career doesn’t look too bright at the Wankhede and going into the auction to be picked up by another team could work like a charm for him.