Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians. Image Credits: Twitter

On December 23, Kochi will play host to the eagerly awaited mini-auction for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season. The Mumbai Indians (MI) would need to spend their money carefully and make some shrewd purchases at the auction, according to former Indian cricketer Akash Chopra, in order to assemble a well-balanced starting XI.

Mumbai Indians, five-time IPL champions, struggled during the 15th IPL season and placed last in the standings. Prior to the mini-auction, MI has retained only 16 players after a terrible season in which they released 13, and veteran Kieron Pollard declared his retirement from the league. The team led by Rohit Sharma will start the auction with a 20.55 crore rupee budget.

IPL 2023 | India tour of Bangladesh 2022 | Dream11 Prediction | Fantasy Cricket Tips | Cricket Match Prediction Today | Cricket News 

Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians. Image: IPL/BCCI

Few Of Them Were Part Of Their Playing XI Last Season – Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra claimed that MI dropped many of the players who were a part of their starting XI the previous season in a video on his YouTube channel. He thinks that in order to have a strong squad and Playing XI, they need all-rounders and spinners.

IPL 2023 Auction | IND vs BAN 2022 | India vs Bangladesh 2022 | India National Cricket Team | IND vs SL 2023 | India vs Sri Lanka 2023 | IND vs NZ 2023 | India vs New Zealand 2023 | IND vs AUS 2023 | India vs Australia 2023

Aakash Chopra (Image Credits: Twitter)
Aakash Chopra (Image Credits: Twitter)

“Releasing so many players is not a problem. But quite a few of them were a part of their playing XI last season. So they will definitely need to do some shopping in the auction, especially when it comes to spinners and all-rounders.”

Virat Kohli | Rohit Sharma | Rishabh Pant | KL Rahul | Suryakumar Yadav | Sanju Samson | Shreyas Iyer | Yuzvendra Chahal | Jasprit Bumrah

Follow us on Criclabel Telegram Channel for all the latest Dream11 Prediction, Dream11 Team Today, and Dream11 News

Indian Spinners Are Definitely An Issue For Them – Aakash Chopra

Hrithik Shokeen and Kumar Kartikeya were kept by MI while Murugan Ashwin, Mayank Markande, and Sanjay Yadav were released. They are lacking in depth, in Aakash Chopra’s opinion, in that division. The current crop of talented spinners, according to Chopra, doesn’t provide many choices.

Kumar Kartikeya IPL Debut ( Image Credits: IPL)
Kumar Kartikeya IPL Debut ( Image Credits: IPL)

“Indian spinners are definitely an issue for them. They do have the likes of Amit Mishra, Piyush Chawla, Mayank Markande and Shreyas Gopal in the auction pool, but there aren’t many options brimming with talent. So if they have anyone in mind in the first place, they should go hard for that player.”

Mumbai Indians Squad for IPL 2023

Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Dewald Brevis, N Tilak Varma, Jofra Archer, Tim David, Mohd. Arshad Khan, Ramandeep Singh, Hrithik Shokeen, Arjun Tendulkar, Jason Behrendorff, Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal, Tristan Stubbs

Follow Us On Google News

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *