MI Retained and Released Players in IPL 2022
MI Retained and Released Players in IPL 2022

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MI Retained and Released Players 2022: The five times IPL trophy winner who failed to enter the playoff in IPL 2021 will definitely seek to build their team as strong as before.

Before proceeding further let’s see the probable players to be retained by MI for IPL 2022 Mega Auction.

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”.

Rohit sharma
Rohit Sharma

If MI released Hardik Pandya, many teams including CSK will look to rope him for the finisher role. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians will never release Indian star players Rohit Sharma, Bumrah and will retain West Indies all-rounder Pollard under the foreign players’ retention.

Updates

  • IPL 2021 retention will be live on Star Sports on November 30.
  • 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.

MI Retained and Released Players 2022

BCCI announces that “A team is set to be allowed to keep up to three Indian and two foreign players with the total number of retentions not exceeding four”.

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.

IPL 2022 Retention Mumbai Indians

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

 

MI Released Players in IPL 2022 (Expected)

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