Mumbai Indians are the most successful franchise in the Indian Premier League. Previously, they were behind Chennai Super Kings in terms of most honours won in the lucrative tournament. Nonetheless, the gentleman’s game saw the darkest phase when CSK were involved in illegal betting activities due to which, they were handed a two-year ban from the game.
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In this gap, Rohit Sharma & Co utilised the opportunity to better effect and turned out to be potential title contenders. When CSK returned to IPL in full swing in 2018, they won their third title and equalled Mumbai Indians in terms of most titles won. However, Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2019 final to win the fourth title and once again occupied the top spot in the list of most titles won.
The defending champions have their first team sorted out with just a few slots remaining to fill. They have retained 16 players and released 7 players. Mumbai Indians only have a few spots to fill and will go to the auctions in Kolkata on December 19 in a bid to rope in quality players to strengthen their squads.
We at Cricket Addictor will take a look at the three players whom Mumbai Indians should buy in the IPL 2020 auctions:
1. Chris Morris
Ben Cutting was roped in by the Mumbai Indians for a price of Rs. 2.2 crore in the IPL 2018 auctions. Mumbai Indians wanted a long-term replacement for Kieron Pollard and which is why they showed interest in Cutting. However, the Australian all-rounder hardly announced his arrival with tough competition from supreme all-rounders like Pandya brothers, and Kieron Pollard.
Now that Ben Cutting has been released by Mumbai Indians, there is a distinct possibility that the defending champions might show interest to purchase another all-rounder. The all-rounder from South Africa, Chris Morris can be a suitable buy for the defending champions. The South African was released by Delhi Capitals and can be a lethal all-round weapon for Rohit Sharma & Co. He is known for his big-hitting skills and can be a handy option with the ball too.
Chris Morris was pretty decent during his stint with Delhi Capitals. He found stable ground when he showcased his mettle with the ball than the bat. Although he could garner only 32 runs in the 9 games he had played but managed to pick up 13 wickets and he tried to be economical by bowling pin-point yorkers in the slog overs.