Defending Indian Premier League Champions Mumbai Indians got some huge power hitters and very good bowlers in their squad but it’s been a headache for Mumbai Indians team management to pick few players to retain. The IPL governing council has made it clear that all franchises should submit the list of retaining players by 4th January 2018. Mumbai Indians made their mind regarding retaining players and the ones they would buy back with Right To Match (RTM) cards.
Mumbai Indians made it very clear that they will retain their captain Rohit Sharma. Rohit Sharma started playing for Mumbai Indians in 2011 and took over the captaincy in 2011 and since then he has done an amazing job.
Rohit Sharma has won three IPL titles with Mumbai Indians which is a record winnning number of titles for any team in Indian Premier League. Rohit Sharma is also the important batsman in the squad.
Along with Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians retaining Pandya Brothers aswell. Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya has been great with bat and ball. Both the players are now important part of the team and both got a lot to offer the team. Hardik Pandya made it’s way into the Indian Cricket Team with his performance and Krunal Pandya had a solid performance in last two seasons of IPL which makes it clear that both the brothers are about to get retained.
Although, Surprisingly Mumbai Indians are not retaining Jasprit Bumrah who is one of the best bowler in the world in limited overs format. This is seems like a strategic decision and Mumbai Indians will go for Bumrah with (RTM) Right To Match Rules.
“MI has been the biggest advocate of five retentions. These five are their core group of match winners and it will be surprising if they deviate from this strategy,” the BCCI official said.
“If you retain two capped players, you spend Rs 21 crore (Rs 12.5 crore for Player 1 and Rs 8.5 for Player 2) instead of Rs 33 crore for three capped players (Rs 15 crore for Player 1, Rs 11 crore for Player 2 and Rs 7 crore for Player 3),” the official explained.