As the second phase of the IPL has been drawing towards its end, the playoffs matches have already started. Since it wasn’t an easy task to bat in this ground, many teams struggled to make a difference this season. After a lot of shuffling, it became tricky for a few teams to cope up.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, IPL teams weren’t allowed to play in their home ground in the first leg. Teams were struggling to adapt themselves to the new pitch due to which there was a huge hit on the points table.
After serious discussions with the BCCI, the mid-way due of the second leg of IPL was scheduled in UAE. Franchises weren’t happy about this decision. As the UAE pitch is slow, the Mumbai Indians didn’t flourish much in the second leg of IPL 2021. As a result, the defending champions weren’t qualified to the playoffs.
However, along with Mumbai Indians, other teams will be given an opportunity to shape their team as two teams will be included from the next IPL season. The mega auction for the upcoming IPL will be commencing on October 25th.
Since the retention policy states that only three players can be retained in every team, it would be a tough choice for every franchise to decide on who to keep and who to let go.
Virender Sehwag Suggests MI Team to be Retained
Indian Former veteran cricketer and an excellent opening batsman, Virender Sehwag brought in his thoughts regarding the Mumbai Indians. This expert feels that Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, and Rohit Sharma must be retained.
This obviously means that he has left a few important names in his list. Few of them were Kieron Pollard, Surya Kumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, and Quinton de Kock. The above-mentioned players have rendered their support for MI over the years.
This team of Mukesh Ambani has been one of the most organized teams in the IPL. They are a family of brilliancy and familiarity. However, it is hard to drop a few and pick up new ones in the mega auction.
Other teams like Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings do have a well-ordered team and might be facing the same problem in the upcoming mega auction.