Mumbai Indians Retained Players: Retaining 17 players, the three-time IPL Champions have released 10 players.
Making a last-minute major decision, three-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians have released as many as 10 players ahead of the IPL auction reportedly to be held in the third week of December in Jaipur.
Apparently, November 15 (today) was the last date for making all the changes (trade, swap, release, buy) during the trading window. With Chennai Super Kings announcing their final list yesterday, Indians did it today afternoon.
Having released Mustafizur Rahman and Akila Dananajaya earlier, Indians further released the likes of Saurabh Tiwary, Pradeep Sangwan, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, Sharad Lumba, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, JP Duminy and Pat Cummins.
The overseas duo of Duminy and Cummins were the major names to miss out on retention. While South Africa’s Duminy was purchased for INR 1 crore, Australia’s Cummins was bought for INR 5.4 crore.
The last time Duminy scored an IPL half-century was in 2015. The South African all-rounder returned with numbers of 36 runs in six matches at an average of 36 and a strike rate of 90 in the last season of the IPL. Also known for his all-round abilities, Duminy bowled a total of three wicket-less overs (conceding 36 runs) last season.
On the other hand, Cummins didn’t play a single match due to an injury. With Cricket Australia imposing limitations on their players for IPL 2019, releasing Cummins was on the expected lines for Mumbai.
Among the others who were released today, only Pradeep Sangwan had played for Mumbai (one match) last year.
Mumbai Indians Retained Players
Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff.
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on Mumbai Indians below:
Hey Everyone!!!! Evin Lewis is retained. Even if you don’t see his name in the list, he is retained because it’s clearly mentioned that 7 foreigners are retained. There must have been a typing mistake.
But the good news is Evin’Bhai’Lewis is retained by Mumbai Indians
— Atharva Dabeer (@BCrickstats) November 15, 2018
Looking forward to another season with my Mumbai Indians family 💙 pic.twitter.com/3OYx3KLfO0
— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) November 15, 2018
de Kock’s departure opens the door for a move to Mumbai Indians, where he replaces the departed Mustafizur Rahman and Akila Dananjaya #IPL
— Matt Farr (@MGFarr1) November 15, 2018
“When Kohli mooted the idea, COA chief asked Rohit about his take. Rohit apparently said, ‘If Mumbai Indians reach Play Offs or finals and if Bumrah happens to be fit, then I cannot afford to rest him’,” a senior official revealed
— India Today (@IndiaToday) November 8, 2018