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 - Jay Shah Vindicated, IPL Set To Get Extended Window In ICC Future Tour Programme
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 - Sachin Tendulkar Cannot Stop Praising Arjun As MI Cricketer Cooks Him Scrambled Eggs On Father's Day, See Post
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 - If You Can Become 50 Percent Like Your Father, There is Nothing Better, Kapil Dev Gives Valuable Advise to Arjun Tendulkar
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).