Mumbai Indians (MI) have prepared their team for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. In the mini-auction on Friday, MI bought Cameron Green (INR 17.5 Cr), Jhye Richardson (INR 1.5 Cr), Piyush Chawla (INR). 50 Lakh), Duane Jansen (Rs 20 Lakh), Vishnu Vinod (Rs 20 Lakh), Shams Mulani (Rs 20 Lakh), Mehal Wadhera (Rs 20 Lakh) and Raghav Goyal (Rs 20 Lakh). Of these, Green was the second costliest buy in IPL history. The total number of players in the Mumbai Indians squad now stands at 24, out of which 16 have been retained.
To an average cricket fan, the MI team might look strong but former India cricketer Irfan Pathan thinks otherwise. during the discussion star sportsPathan was asked to rate MI’s auction performance on a scale of five and he gave them only three-and-a-half to four.
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Pathan said, “Definitely between three and a half to four. Cameron Green was a very good buy. I am giving one point less because you will feel that when you try to make his playing XI, there will be a player missing.” “
The former fast bowler further explained his reasoning and said that MI will have a puzzle to solve when it comes to playing the batsman at No.7.
“You can also bring in Cameron Green to open and then Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav – all four are sure. Tilak Verma will come in at No.5, Tim David will come in at No.6 but who will be the seventh man?” Which other player will bat here? Looks like they missed a bit there.
Pathan, however, appreciated the MI bowling attack they can play with and even suggested a combination.
“Also, your bowling is sorted. You have got Piyush Chawla as a spinner. You have Jofra Archer and Jasprit Bumrah, if they are fit then it is best, otherwise you have both Behrendorff and Jhye Richardson. is an option.” Pathan
“Mumbai Indians’ problem can be solved because of the impact player coming in. There you can play an extra bowler at No.7, or a batsman if you have to bowl second. So overall the team is good but I Rated based on best playing XI.