new Delhi. IPL 2022 was not good for Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians. The team performed very poorly and was at the bottom. In such a situation, the team placed a big bet in the IPL 2023 auction (IPL Auction 2023). The team bought Australian all-rounder Cameron Green for 17.50 crores. Before entering the auction, the team had an amount of 20.55 crores left. In this way, he spent 85 percent of the purse amount on buying Green. Due to Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya not being in the team, he needed an all-rounder. The team has high hopes from Green.
Apart from this, Mumbai Indians have also bought Australian fast bowler Jhye Richardson. Jasprit Bumrah and Jofra Archer are making a comeback after injury. In such a situation, the team needed a backup bowler. Apart from this, the team has also added experienced leg-spinner Piyush Chawla. He has performed well playing for many teams. Mumbai bought a total of 8 players in the auction. This includes 3 foreigners. The team already had 16 players. In this way, there have been a total of 24 players in his team. A team can have a maximum of 25 players. Only Rs 5 lakh was left in the purse. The maximum number of foreign players in the team has been increased to 8.
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Jofra Archer, Jason Behrendorff, Dewald Brewis, Jasprit Bumrah, Tim David, Kumar Kartikeya, Arshad Khan, Ishan Kishan, Akash Madhwal, Hrithik Shokeen, Ramandeep Singh, Tristan Stubbs, Tilak Verma, Arjun Tendulkar, Suryakumar Yadav .
players bought at auction
Cameron Green (17.5), Jhye Richardson (1.5 cr), Piyush Chawla (50 lacs), Down Jensen (20 lacs), Shams Mulani (20 lacs), Vishnu Vinod (20 lacs), Nehal Wadhare (20 lacs) and Raghav Goel (2 million).
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 23, 2022, 20:42 IST