Three-time IPL Champions Mumbai Indians is gearing up for IPL auctions, and most definitely they will be eying to pick some exceptional players who will hold them into good stead ahead of the 11th season of the tournament. In all the auctions we have seen some players getting exceptional prices while some have fallen way below the radar compared to the credentials they boast as a player.
Mumbai Indians in all likelihood will be eyeing to go for a few easy bids which will help them save money in purse and go for some players which they have eyed for a long time.
Now let us have a look at five players whom the Mumbai Indians might go for but will eventually buy at a bargain price:
The youngster has been in prolific run-scoring form for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy and has been scoring heaps of runs in the junior cricket. He is currently in New Zealand captaining the India U-19 side in the World Cup and would be hoping to carry his rich vein of form even in the knockout stages of the tournament. The IPL auctions will be held on 28th January, and I have a gut feeling that the youngster might well be snapped up by the most successful IPL team in the history for a relatively smaller price.
The three-time champions in all likelihood will look to retain Kieron Pollard via Right to Match services mainly because he has been an integral part of the Mumbai Indians set-up ever since the all-rounder has started playing in the IPL. With the bat in hand, he has demolished star-studded bowling attacks and has won them a few games all on his own. He is a useful medium pacer also and keeps the captain the much-needed balance which a T20 team requires.
In the past, we have seen Mumbai Indians go for inexperienced openers who have performed well in domestic T20 tournaments and D’Arcy Short is one of them. The southpaw has been in prolific run-scoring form in the BBL and has also provided the much-needed bowling option to the skipper. He might not get too much bid from other teams which might well help Mumbai Indians attain his services at a smaller price.
I have a gut feeling that Glenn Maxwell won’t snatch a big price this time around and Mumbai Indians might well go for his services at a relatively low price. He has played for the Mumbai Indians in the past but failed to make a mark. He announced his arrival in the IPL with some mind-boggling performances for the Kings XI Punjab in the 2015 edition but couldn’t quite carry on his rich vein of form throughout the tournament.
Roy failed to realize his potential for the Gujarat Lions in the previous edition of the tournament and given his reputation he might well be a player to eye for the Mumbai Indians. He recently smashed a sensational 180 against Australia in the 2nd match of the 5 match ODI series and made a strong statement for the IPL auctions. He might be snapped up by the Mumbai Indians for a smaller price than usual.