IPL 2019 Player Auction Highlights: It has been an eventful evening at the Indian Premier League 2019 Auctions, which saw a lot of drama, bidding wars and a total spending of a staggering ₹1,06,80,00,000. There were 40 Indian and 20 overseas players for whom the eight participating teams broke their banks. Also Read - ICC T20 Rankings 2020: England's Dawid Malan Attains Highest-Ever Rating Points in T20I History
Left-arm seamer Barinder Sran is pulled in for Rs 3.4 crore. Lasith Malinga is bought back by the Mumbai Indians for Rs 2 crore. Sri Lankan pacer didn’t feature in the previous year’s edition but now is fit and fine to play for his old team in the IPL 2019. Three-time champions Mumbai Indians, who have retained 18 players in November including their skipper Rohit Sharma will also look to plug-in the gap in their squad at the Indian Premier League 2019 auction. Also Read - 3rd ODI India vs Australia 2020: Mitchell Starc Suffers Back And Rib Niggle, Joins David Warner in Australia Injury List
MI surprised everybody by releasing some top international stars like JP Duminy, Pat Cummins and Mustafizur Rahman ahead of the 2019 Indian Premier League players’ auction. The Mukesh-Ambani led franchise also released 10 players which include one capped, five uncapped and four international cricketers. Also Read - India vs Australia 3rd ODI: Virat Kohli Breaks Sachin Tendulkar's Record, Becomes Fastest to Score 12000 ODI Runs
All-rounder Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Mayank Markande, Aditya Tare, Ishan Kisan, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy and Suryakumar Yadav have been retained by the three-time champions. To maintain the mix of experience and youth, the franchise has also retained Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, destructive opener Evin Lewis and Kiwi pair of Mitchell McClenaghan and Adam Milne.
The list of players released by Mumbai includes 1 capped, 5 uncapped and 4 international players. Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Evin Lewis, Mitchell McClenaghan and Adam Milne are some of the overseas players retained by the franchise.
Here’s The Full Updated Mumbai Indians Squad:
Retained: Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff.
Traded: Quinton de Kock from RCB.
Bought: Lasith Malinga (Rs 2 crore), Anmolpreet Singh (Rs 80 lakh), Barinder Sran (Rs 3.40 crore), Pankaj Jaiswal (Rs Rs 20 lakh), Rasikh Salam (Rs 20 lakh), Yuvraj Singh (Rs 1 crore).