As IPL 2020 came to an end with a victorious finish, talks are in about the future plans. IPL 2020 happened in UAE amidst an ongoing pandemic. Much effort was taken from making sure the players stayed in a bio bubble to conducting the matches in an audience less stadium. There was a virtual audience setup who viewed and cheered for their favourite teams from the other end of the screen.
Though it had a shaky start with prominent players backing out of the tournament due to safety and personal reasons, it is safe to say that the 13th edition of IPL was one great entertainment. It was expected that 2021’s IPL will have a mega auction ahead of it, but it is now decided that a mini auction will take place.
Mumbai Indians all geared up:
MI can undoubtedly be called as one of the most successful teams in the history of IPL. On November 10, 2020, when MI lifted the trophy, it was their fifth victory in the Indian Premier League. They only had three losses in the 13th edition of IPL, and one of their games against Punjab even prolonged till a historic second super over. The team as a whole is destructive and none can smirk at the lineup of players that the team contains. With the mini auction set to take place, MI has got a chance to retain its core players without having to release many players.
List of retained players:Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Mohsin Khan, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Aditya Tare
List of released players:
Lasith Malinga, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Singh, Prince Balwant Rai, Mitchell McClenaghan
Purse available: Rs. 15.35 crores