IPL 2022 MI Squad
IPL 2022 MI Squad with New Signings in Mega Auction

IPL 2022 MI Squad: The five times IPL champions Mumbai Indians is considered as one of the best teams in IPL will not look to change their core players who have won the trophies as a pack.

Mumbai Indians failed to enter into the IPL 2021 playoff but it won’t make the team to look for a new set of players.

MI IPL 2022 Auction Stats

IPL 2022 MI squad: Rohit Sharma will be the first name to fill in the card of IPL 2022 MI players retaining list. The “Hitman” will be the new T20I skipper for team India as Virat Kohli stepped down from the T20I captaincy role post the T20 WC 2021 match against Namibia.

On considering this with Rohit Sharma’s record list MI will not dare to lose their all-time favourite skipper.

A source claims that “Hardik Pandya is unlikely to be retained by Mumbai Indians for IPL 2022. Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Kieron Pollard could be MI’s retentions”.

Updates

  • Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard are set to be retained by Mumbai Indians – chances of Ishan Kishan being retained is high for his wicketkeeper cum aggressive opening batsman role.
Rohit sharma
Rohit Sharma

IPL 2022 MI Squad 

New Players signed by MI for IPL 2022

IPL 2022 MI squad: On considering the possible retention(discussed below) MI might lookout for an all-rounder who can join hands with Pollard in the middle order. On the other hand, if MI releases Hardik Pandya for sure they will seek a perfect all-rounder who can be the additional bowler for the team.

Players retained by MI in IPL 2022

IPL 2022 MI squad: As above mentioned if Mumbai Indians don’t show interest in picking Hardik Pandya then the Mumbai-based franchise will retain the following players.

It is almost impossible for Mumbai Indians to look beyond Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah as they are the main pillars of the team in their perspective roles.

Ishan Kishan

Mumbai Indians will definitely retain Pollard who is the best all-rounder they had in their pool. For the remaining Indian player retention, Mumbai Indians will look to retain Ishan Kishan who plays as wicket-keeper batsman position.

Set 1(Mostly Confirmed)

PlayerRole
Rohit SharmaBatsman
Ishan Kishan
Wicketkeeper batsman
Jasprit BumrahBowler
Kieron PollardAll rounder

 

Set 2

On the other hand, Mumbai Indians will not dare to lose their inform batsman Suryakumar Yadav who scored 317 runs in IPL 2021 tournament on playing all 14 league matches.

Since 2018 Suryakumar Yadav plays a key role in Mumbai Indians batting unit. Check out his performance of the last four IPL seasons below:

YearRunsHSSR
201851272133.33
201942471*130.86
202048079*145.01
202131782143.43

 

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav

If Mumbai Indians decide to retain Suryakumar Yadav they have to release Ishan Kishan. Once Ishan Kishan comes under the auction hammer CSK will definitely put all its effort to rope him as the replacement for MS Dhoni for future CSK.

PlayerRole
Rohit SharmaBatsman
Suryakumar YadavBatsman
Jasprit BumrahBowler
Kieron PollardAll-rounder

 

Set 3

If Mumbai Indians seek to fill the list of retained players with an Indian all-rounder, MI has no other option than to retain Hardik Pandya. But Hardik Pandya has not been bowled a single ball in the IPL 2021 and in IPL 2020. Hardik also had a poor contribution with the bat in IPL 2021.

Hardik scored only 127 runs on playing 12 matches in IPL 2021 which is an unacceptable performance for a class player like him.

PlayerRole
Rohit SharmaBatsman
Hardik PandyaAll-rounder
Jasprit BumrahBowler
Kieron PollardAll-rounder

 

Set 4

But in case Mumbai Indians decide to strengthen their bowling unit with an Indian bowler then its hard to look beyond Rahul Chahar. Chahar bags 13 wickets by playing 11 matches in IPL 2021 with an economy rate of 7.39.

PlayerRole
Rohit SharmaBatsman
Rahul ChaharBowler
Jasprit BumrahBowler
Kieron PollardAll-rounder

 

IPL 2022 MI Retention – 2 Indian Players with 2 Foreign Players

If MI decides to retain players in 2+2 format that is 2 Indian players with 2 foreign players then the following will be the possible IPL 2022 MI retention:

Set 1

As discussed above it’s hard for Mumbai Indians to release Rohit Sharma and Bumrah, so keeping them in the squad with Pollard, retaining aggressive fast bowler Trent Boult will be the first choice of IPL 2022 retention for Mumbai Indians.

Trent Boult picked 13 wickets on playing 14 matches in IPL 2021 with an economy rate of 7.90.

PlayerRole
Rohit SharmaBatsman
Jasprit BumrahBowler
Kieron PollardAll-rounder
Trent BoultBowler

 

Set 2

Keeping the same Rohit, Bumrah, Pollard combination MI might seek to retain Quinton de Kock who scored 297 runs in IPL 2021 with a strike rate of 116.01.

de Kock has scored 529 and 503 runs in IPL 2019 and IPL 2020 seasons respectively.

PlayerRole
Rohit SharmaBatsman
Jasprit BumrahBowler
Kieron PollardAll-rounder
Quinton de KockWicketkeeper batsman

 

Set 3

PlayerRole
Rohit SharmaBatsman
Jasprit BumrahBowler
Kieron PollardAll-rounder
James NeeshamAll-Rounder

 

Set 4

PlayerRole
Rohit SharmaBatsman
Jasprit BumrahBowler
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Bowler
Trent BoultBowler

 

Also read: IPL 2022 RCB Squad with New Signings in Mega Auction

Players Released by MI in IPL 2022

IPL 2022 MI squad: Apart from the retained players MI will release all the remaining capped and uncapped players and will purchase the needed player in the IPL 2022 Auction. The following players are expected to release from the MI franchise in IPL 2022 Auction.

  • Aditya Tare
  • Anmolpreet Singh
  • Anukul Roy
  • Chris Lynn
  • Dhawal Kulkarni
  • Jayant Yadav
  • Krunal Pandya
  • Mohsin Khan (uncapped)
  • Quinton de Kock
  • Saurabh Tiwary
  • Arjun Tendulkar
  • Marco Jansen
  • Yudhvir Charak
  • James Neesham
  • Piyush Chawla
  • Adam Milne
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile

Mumbai Indians Squad – Previous Year

IPL 2022 MI squad: MI squad for the IPL 2022 will be updated here once officially announced. Until then check out the previous year’s MI squad:

Rohit Sharma (c), Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Marco Jansen, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Dhawal Kulkarni, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Adam Milne, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Quinton de Kock, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Arjun Tendulkar, Yudhvir Singh, James Neesham

IPL 2022 Auction Date

  • The window for the 8 existing teams to retain the players will be from the 1st November 2021 to 30th November 2021.
  • The 2 new IPL teams will have the window to retain the players starting from 1st December 2021 to 25th December 2021.
  • Right after this retention window period, BCCI will organize the IPL 2022 Auction at the end of December or at the beginning of January 2022.

IPL 2022 Retention Rules

  • A team is set to be allowed to keep up to three Indian(capped/uncapped) and two foreign players with the total number of retentions not exceeding four.
  • It has clearly said that a team cannot keep more than two uncapped players.
  • As per the conditions, the team management can either retain three Indian players and one overseas player or two Indian players and two overseas players.
  • Two New IPL teams can pick any 2 Indian and 1 foreign player from the Mega auction pool before the start of the auction 2022.
  • Also, new teams can pick only one uncapped player before the auction.
  • There will also be no Right to Match (RTM) cards for the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.

IPL 2022 Salary Cap

BCCI also explained the salary cap for the retained players based on the team’s decision of the number of players retention.

  • If a team retains 4 players, Rs 42 crore will be cut from the player purse.
  • If a team retains 3 players, Rs 33 crore will be cut from the player purse.
  • If a team retains 2 players, Rs 24 crore will be cut from the player purse.
  • If a team retains only one player, it will lose Rs 14 crore from its purse value.
  • Each uncapped player retained will cost Rs 4 crore each.

If a team retains 4 of its player then the salary cap of the four players will be as follows:

*below mentioned will be the player’s annual salary

Deductions for 4 PlayersINR 42 Cr(Total)
Player 1INR 16 Cr
Player 2INR 12 Cr
Player 3INR 8 Cr
Player 4INR 6 Cr

 

If a team retains 3 of its player then the salary cap of the three players will be as follows:

3 players deductionINR 33 Cr(Total)
Player 1INR 15 Cr
Player 2INR 11 Cr
Player 3INR 7 Cr

 

If a team retains 2 of its player then the salary cap of the two players will be as follows:

2 Players deductionINR 24 Cr(Total)
Player 1INR 14 Cr
Player 2INR 10 Cr

 

If a team keeps only one player, then the team has to pay a total of INR 14 crores

1 Player deductionINR 14 Cr