IPL 2022 Auction: Predicting Mumbai Indians squad ahead of the marquee tournament

IPL 2022 Auction: Predicting Mumbai Indians squad ahead of the marquee tournament

The Mumbai Indians (MI) are one of the most successful franchises in Indian Premier League history (IPL). Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, and Suryakumar Yadav have all been retained in the side for the 2022 season.

MI has 48 in their bank account ahead of the Mega Auction in 2022. Given the players they have retained, Mumbai will concentrate their efforts at the auction next week on improving their bowling and middle-order batsmen.

Predicting the Mumbai Indians squad ahead of the IPL 2022 Auction

Let’s start with the beginnings. Rohit Sharma is dependable, but he will require assistance. MI will be able to pick from a number of well-known names. We look at some of the important players for whom Mumbai might wage a paddle war.

Quinton de KockWK/Opener
Devdutt PadikkalOpener
Shikhar DhawanOpener
Faf du PlessisOpener
Rahul TripathiOpener

It’s reasonable to assume that MI will try to partner Sharma at the top with at least one player from the first four candidates mentioned above. While de Kock is familiar with MI’s strategy, the rest of the team has enjoyed a steady and successful 2021 season. They’re safe bets in case the Hitman goes down early.

Suryakumar Yadav is a foregone conclusion at No. 3, which would need the recruitment of a good top-order batsman and a series of all-rounders.

Steve SmithBatter
Nitish RanaBatter
Aiden MarkramBatter
Liam LivingstoneBatter
Shimron HetmeyerBatter
KS BharatWK/Batter
Robin UthappaWK/Batter
Shahrukh KhanBatter

Rana (who has previously played for Mumbai) and Markram, who both play No.4 for their prior teams, have a good chance of getting selected. They can bat for lengthy periods of time while establishing the groundwork for Pollard to tee off.

Bharat was a breakout star for RCB, and his gloveman talents will be worth double for MI, making him a bargain.

In the middle order, Mumbai likes to play all-rounders. While they may make a beeline for Krunal Pandya, the list also includes a number of other potential names.

Jason HolderAll-rounder
Mitchell MarshAll-rounder
Shardul ThakurAll-rounder
Deepak ChaharAll-rounder
Fabian AllenAll-rounder
Tim DavidAll-rounder
Deepak HoodaAll-rounder
Washington SundarAll-rounder

Moving on to the spin possibilities, Rahul Chahar might be in line for a return to the blue and gold. However, with former Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Yuzvendra Chahal in the IPL 2022 Auction pool, expect Mumbai to make a strong offer for the tweaker.

Despite the fact that Ravichandran Ashwin is on the marquee, Mumbai has a reputation for developing fresh talent. Because the policy wouldn’t alter much, Ashwin would be a less probable candidate.

Rahul ChaharSpin
Yuzvendra ChahalSpin
Kuldeep YadavSpin
Adam ZampaSpin
Krishnappa GowthamSpin
Shreyas GopalSpin
Shahbaz NadeemSpin

In the past, Mumbai has had a potent pace assault, and we look at some of the important speed alternatives they can acquire. It should also come as no surprise that Chetan Sakariya and Avesh Khan have been signed.

Natarajan’s ability to deliver yorkers at will would undoubtedly pique interest from the side during the IPL 2022 Auction.

Chetan SakariyaPace
Trent BoultPace
Kagiso RabadaPace
Lungi NgidiPace
Josh HazlewoodPace
T NatarajanPace
Avesh KhanPace
Mohammed ShamiPace