The current champions of IPL, Mumbai Indians are currently at number six in the points table with six wins from 13 matches in the 14th season of the league. The team is almost out of the race for the playoffs. If Mumbai wants to go to the playoffs, then they will have to bat first and score 200 runs in the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. After this, they have to win by at least 171 runs and only then they can go to the playoffs. Mumbai’s journey this season is almost over and the team may retain some players in the next season. Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has revealed which players Mumbai Indians should retain in next year’s auction.
Speaking on the YouTube channel, Chopra said that Mumbai Indians should retain their captain Rohit Sharma and pacer Jasprit Bumrah before the next season’s auction. Mumbai have great players like Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Trent Boult. “Mumbai Indians should definitely retain Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah. You can also think of Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard. However, Sharma and Bumrah should be the two biggest retentions of the team.
Mumbai Indians’ chances of reaching the playoffs were further bleak when Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed Rajasthan Royals by 86 runs on Thursday. After this victory, Kolkata’s access to the playoffs became almost certain. The team has 14 points in its account from 14 matches and is at number four in the table with a good net run rate. On the other hand, Punjab Kings also have 12 points from the same number of matches, but Punjab are officially out of the race for the playoffs. Punjab is at number five.