IPL 2024 Auction: 5 Players Mumbai Indians (MI) Can Target

Updated - 02 Dec 2023, 10:16 PM

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Mumbai Indians reached the playoffs in the last season and made a wonderful comeback after their dismal show in IPL 2022. Ahead of the IPL 2024 auction, Mumbai Indians have made an astonishing trade by picking Hardik Pandya into their squad. Now, they have a strong batting unit.

However, Mumbai Indians need some additions to their bowling department. Jasprit Bumrah and Jason Behrendorff are the only experienced pacer in their squad. They also lack might in their spin department. MI has Rs. 15.23 crores and 8 slots left. Below we enlist 5 players whom Mumbai Indians can target during the IPL 2024 auction.

IPL 2024 Auction: 5 Players Mumbai Indians (MI) Can Target

5. Pat Cummins

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Pat Cummins is the first player whom Mumbai Indians can target during IPL 2024 auction. The right-arm pacer was part of Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2022 season. Later, he skipped the 2023 season. Mumbai Indians have parted ways with Cameron Green, a powerful pace all-rounder. Pat Cummins can fill in his shoes and he also shares a similar profile.

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4. Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc
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Mumbai Indians have also parted ways with Jofra Archer, who is highly likely to miss IPL 2024 due to ongoing injury. Hence, Mumbai Indians can go ahead with Mitchell Starc. The Aussie pacer is set to return in IPL 2024, after his last appearance in IPL 2015.

Like Archer, Starc is a prominent pacer in international cricket. He showed his excellence on Indian soil during the recent ICC World Cup 2023 and also the India vs Australia ODI series in March, where he was the highest wicket-taker from both teams.

3. Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Mujeeb Ur Rahman
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MI lacks a strong spinner in their squad and Mujeeb Ur Rahman can solve their difficulties. The right-arm spinner has been part of IPL for the last few seasons. Recently, he also impressed with his bowling in the ICC World Cup 2023.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman is arguably the best spinner who will be part of the IPL 2024 mini-auction. Hence, MI can surely bid for him even if they have to shell out a lot of money.

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2. Wanindu Hasaranga

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Like Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Wanindu Hasaranga is another powerful spinner who is part of IPL 2024 auction. Hasaranga was part of Royal Challengers Bangalore last season but has been dropped from the side. He is among the best spinners in Sri Lanka. He was a star performer in the 2022 season, with 26 wickets.

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1. Jimmy Neesham

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Hardik Pandya is part of Mumbai Indians but the franchise will need a back-up. Pandya got injured during ICC World Cup 2023 and he can again face injury during IPL 2023. Hence, MI will look to keep backups for him.

Jimmy Neesham is a pace all-rounder from New Zealand. His addition can help MI get a powerful backup for Pandya. Neesham was also part of New Zealand in the ICC World Cup 2023. He played just two games, out of which he shattered a half-century in one match and picked 2 wickets.