In IPL 2020, Mumbai Indians (MI) released 7 players before the IPL 2021 auction. There were five foreign players to be released, including 4 Pacers and 1 all-rounder. Before going to the auction, the team has to choose the players keeping in mind a few things.
MI can add a backup all-rounder to its team for the season. A month before the IPL 2021 auction, we will take a look at 3 players whom Mumbai Indians may be aiming for.
Mitchell Starc is all set to make his IPL return. The Mumbai Indians, who are in dire need of foreign pacers, can choose this player. She has Rs 15.25 crore and can spend up to Rs 10 crore on them.
Stark, who has not played the IPL since 2015, has 34 wickets in 27 matches for RCB. The last time he entered the IPL auction, in 2018, Stark was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 9.4 crore. However, he did not return after an injury. With the ICC setting the stage for two T20 World Cups, Stark is very much looking forward to making his IPL return.
MI can also choose Pawan Negi which was released by RCB. Although MI has Anupul Roy, Negi is experienced and has also played at the highest level.
Also in 2018, Negi was part of MI's plans as they bought it for Rs 1 crore. The India all-rounder went back to RCB after using his Right to Match (RTM) card to retain his services.
Richardson's absence from the IPL has been quite surprising and finally, this time the right-arm fast bowler is expected to make his IPL debut. Richardson, who toured India in 2019, has 26 wickets in the Big Bash League. MI can also bid on this player.