Mumbai Indians will start their IPL journey with the first match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 9, 2021. It will be the first game of IPL 2021 which will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Mumbai Indians are the defending champions. The Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians won the trophy in IPL 2020 and they also won the trophy in IPL 2019. Hence, Mumbai Indians will eye the third consecutive trophy in IPL 2021.
Mumbai Indians retained their core team and released 7 players out of the squad ahead of IPL 2021. They were- Prince Balwant Rai, Digvijay Deshmukh, Lasith Malinga, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson, Sherfane Rutherford, and Mitchell McCleneghan. However, Nathan Coulter-Nile was again bought by Mumbai Indians during IPL 2021 auction. Other than Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mumbai Indians also bought 6 other players during IPL 2021 auction.
Mumbai Indians have some quality overseas players in the team who are like a backbone for the team. Since these overseas players are very strong, other overseas players find it difficult to replace them and find a place in the playing 11. Here we look at 4 overseas players of Mumbai Indians who might be benched throughout IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 4 Overseas Players Of Mumbai Indians Who Might Be Benched Throughout The Season
Chris Lynn joined Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020 but he did not play any game for the team in the tournament. Since Lynn is an opening batsman, Quinton de Kock was chosen over him. In IPL 2021 too, Lynn might be benched throughout the season as Quinton de Kock will be a crucial overseas batsman for the team.