Team-wise one expensive player who might be released ahead of IPL 2021

Team-wise one expensive player who might be released ahead of IPL 2021

The tournament has seen a number of expensive cricketers underperforming for their respective franchises.

2) Mumbai Indians- Nathan Coulter-Nile

Nathan Coulter-Nile
Nathan Coulter-Nile. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Aussie speedster Nathan Coulter-Nile has been playing in the biggest T20 league for quite a while now. He had represented Mumbai Indians back in 2013 and then played for Delhi Capitals (then Daredevils), Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore only to return to Mumbai Indians. MI got NCN in the 2020 IPL auction for a whopping 8 crores.

Coulter-Nile didn’t play the first half of IPL 2020 as James Pattinson was doing a commendable job. When Pattinson was rested and Coulter-Nile was given his opportunity, he couldn’t really set the stage on fire and was mediocre at best. He played six matches in IPL 2020 and could pick just the three wickets at an economy rate of 8.04

As he was one of the most expensive pacers, MI may even think twice before releasing him. Besides, mostly all the players playing for MI were sensational this season and if MI need a bigger purse going into the IPL auction in IPL 2021, releasing Coulter-Nile would be a must. The return of Lasith Malinga next season would only confirm the inevitable.