IPL 2020 is all set to begin from September 19 and every ardent follower of cricket is waiting for the cricketing extravaganza. Indian Premier League is just four days away from its commencement. And, the fans eagerly want to know the playing team combination of Mumbai Indians that is going to take the field in IPL 2020.
Today, we are here to give you a brief update over the fact that how Mumbai Indians, the four-time title winners, playing 11 will look like after buying some exciting players in the IPL 2020 auction.
Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020 auction
MI, the defending champions came in the action with a precise plan to strengthen their bowling attack that was heavily dependent on Jasprit Bumrah. So, they began working on their strategy from the trade window. They let their two important players go with the likes of Mayank Marakande and Siddhesh Lad. However, in return, they got three players in the name of Trent Boult (fast-bowler), Dhawal Kulkarni (fast-bowler), and Sherfane Rutherford (all-rounder).
It looked like MI will now go all-out in IPL 2020 auction and rope some big batsman in their side. But, that was not the case. They splashed INR 8 Crores in order to grab the services of Nathan Coulter Nile. They also got Chris Lynn, the dashing opener at a bargain price for INR 2 Crores. Meanwhile, they added a couple of domestic names as well like Saurabh Tiwary (batsman) for Rs 50 lakh, Digvijay Deshmukh (all-rounder) for Rs 20 lakh, Prince Balwant Rai Singh (all-rounder) for Rs 20 lakh, and Mohsin Khan (bowler) for Rs 20 lakh.
MI IPL 2020 Player List of released players:
Mumbai Indian took some strong steps keeping IPL 2020 in mind and cut ties with a long list of players including some big names like Yuvraj Singh, Evin Lewis, Ben Cutting. This gave them eligibility to grab the services during the auctions.
Players released list: Adam Milne, Alzarri Joseph, Barinder Sran, Ben Cutting, Beuran Hendricks, Evin Lewis, Jason Behrendorff, Pankaj Jaswal, Rasikh Dar, Yuvraj Singh
MI Players pulled out of IPL 2020:
Rohit Sharma led side was gearing up for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League. And, they looked pretty stable as far as their squad is concerned. But, just before the commencement of the tournament, they suffered a big setback. MI’s senior bowler Lasith Malinga pulled out of IPL 2020 due to some personal reasons. James Pattinson, the Aussie quick, replaced Malinga in MI for IPL 2020. It is a like for like replacement as Australian pacer ticks all the boxes that MI requires from their bowlers.
Mumbai Indians team 2020 players list (Squad):
Rohit Sharma, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, James Pattinson, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Mohsin Khan, Fabian Allen, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Aditya Tare.
Mumbai Indians Playing 11:
Now, the last and important part of how Mumbai Indians can be lined up against Chennai Super Kings in the tournament opener. Most of the regular faces will be expected to take the field in the opening game with some new faces.
Mumbai Indians Playing 11, IPL 2020 Player List:
Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan
Batsman: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav
All-Rounder: Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard
Bowlers: Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Nathan Coulter Nile