Mumbai Indians bowling will be strong
The team of five-time champions Mumbai Indians could not even travel till the playoffs last time. One reason for this was also the flop of the Mumbai bowlers. This season, Mumbai has got a lot of strength with the arrival of Jason Behrendorff and Jofra Archer in the team. Both these bowlers along with Jasprit Bumrah can prove to be dangerous for the opposing team.
Mini auction to be held next month
Cricket fans have been waiting for the IPL auction date for a long time. The mini auction is to be held in Kochi on 23rd December. According to media reports, before this auction, all the teams will have to send the list of their players. The first trade is done between RCB and Mumbai. While the teams of Chennai and Mumbai have also submitted the list of their released and retained players.
Chennai retained these players
Chennai has retained 9 players for IPL 2023. While four players have been released. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dubey, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Mukesh Chaudhary, Dwayne Pretorius, Deepak Chahar are included in this list. While Chris Jordan, Adam Milne, Narayan Jagadeesan, Mitchell Santner have been released from Chennai side.
These players are included in the team of Mumbai
The Mumbai Indians team, captained by Rohit Sharma, has retained 10 players. And five players have been released. Rohit Sharma, Dewald Brewis, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Daniel Sams, Tim Davids, Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah, Tristan Stubbs, Tilak Verma have been retained by Mumbai Indians. While Fabian Allen, Kieron Pollard, Tymal Mills, Mayank Markande, Hrithik Shokeen have been released. Mumbai has added Jason Behrendorff by trading him with RCB.