Mumbai Indians will have finally sacrifice their settled lineup. BCCI is all set organize a mega auction for the 2022 edition of the IPL. The Mega auction in the IPL will shuffle the squads once again. According to sources, BCCI has planned that franchisees can only retain 4 players in their squad before the Mega auction of the IPL. The combinations would be of either 3 Indian and 1 overseas player or 2 Indian players and 2 foreign players.
After the news broke out about retaining of the players , the people have started making their predictions. Mumbai Indians has become pick of the public to talk about. Which 4 players should Mumbai Indians retain?, is the question which arises. Hardik Pandya is not having good days with balls and has suffered injuries in recent past. Some think Suryakumar Yadav is a better fit for team. There is no confusion in anyone’s mind about the top three picks. Skipper Rohit Sharma, Pollard and Jasprit Bumrah are undoubtedly the top three retained players for the team.
Star packed Mumbai Indians have won 5 seasons of the IPL. They are the defending champions and have the trophy twice in last two years. Let’s see who could be Mumbai Indians top four retained players.
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List of players that Mumbai Indians are set to retain before the mega-auctions for IPL-2022
Rohit Sharma joined Mumbai Indian squad in 2011 and since then has become important member of the squad. No doubt, Rohit Sharma will be the first man to be retained buy Mumbai Indians.
Under his captaincy ,Mumbai Indians have won the IPL trophy 5 times. Rohit Sharma is the the fourth highest leading run scorer in the IPL. Rohit Sharma scored 5480 runs in the IPL. He has one century to his name which came against KKR. He is only behind Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and David Warner in the runs tally.
Like Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah is also likely to be retained by the the Mumbai Indians franchise. After grabbing Virat Kohli wicket as maiden wicket since then Bumrah has not looked back. He has a unique action which generates an extra pace and makes difficult for a batsman to pick his variations.
It has plenty of variation under his belt and now Bumrah has become as the spear head of Indian bowling line up. Jasprit Bumrah has been the go-to man for the Rohit Sharma whenever team required the most in bowling. In the last edition of the IPL, he finished as the second highest wicket taker in the tournament. He picked up 27 wickets in just 15 matches. Bumrah is regarded as the death bowling specialist. He has got a good yorker which bowlers do not have in this modern era.
The explosive West Indian skipper can change the course of the game at any time. When he gets going , the ball will always been seen in the night sky. Pollard has been very consistent for the Mumbai Indians franchise since 2010.
Pollard has produced many moments for the Mumbai Indians team with the bat and with the ball as well. He has 63 wickets with an good economy of 8 in the IPL. He is the deputy of Rohit Sharma in the Mumbai Indians franchise.
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Hardik Pandya has made to the international cricket through his excellent performance in the IPL for the Mumbai Indians franchise. He was picked up by the franchise in 2015 in just 20 lakhs. After a year in the IPL he was called up by the selectors for the Indian team.
His stats are very impressive and he could be the future captain of the Mumbai Indians. He has played 87 matches for the Mumbai Indians team and has scored 1400 runs and took 42 wickets. Hardik Pandya has batted as a finisher for the franchise and is capable of hitting long sixes.
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