Mumbai Indians is the most successful franchise in the Indian Premier League so far. The Rohit Sharma-led side has won 5 IPL titles- the most than any other team. They emerged champions in IPL 2013, IPL 2015, IPL 2017, IPL 2019, and IPL 2020. The team is the defending champions of the current season IPL 2021 and also defended their title last season by defeating Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020 final.
Mumbai Indians franchise has backed many of their players in the previous season and developed them into match-winners over the years. The current squad has few incredible players like skipper Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult among others.
These players turned out to be very successful deals for MI during IPL auctions in the past. However, there are still few expensive deals that did not work out for the Mumbai Indians in the previous seasons of the tournament. In this article, we take a look at the 5 worst signings by Mumbai Indians in IPL history.
5 Worst Signings By Mumbai Indians (MI) In IPL History
Ben Cutting (IPL 2018)
Mumbai Indians franchise agreed to spent Rs. 2.2 crore to induct Australian all-rounder Ben Cutting in the squad during IPL 2018 auction. However, the deal did not yield effective results. The right-handed batsman could score only 96 runs in 6 innings in IPL 2018 at an average of 24.
Moreover, the right-arm seamer could only pick 2 wickets in 7 games and finished as wicketless in as many as 5 matches. He also conceded runs at a high economy rate of 9.88.