IPL 2018 Auctions: Mumbai Indians (MI)
By CricShots - Jan 27, 2018 6:29 am
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The Indian Premier League (IPL) mega auction for the upcoming edition of 2018 has started at Bangalore and it will be engrossing to see how each of the teams finally shape up. Here is what the 2017 champions Mumbai Indians (MI) are up to in the auctions.

Mumbai Indians gets back Kieron Pollard

Delhi Daredevils for once thought they have bought Kieron Pollard for a decent amount of INR 5.40 Cr, but Mumbai Indians came in and used the RTM card for him and the MI owners are very happy about their all-rounder coming back to them. Pollard is the first player to ever touch 400 games. He recently opted out of playing for West Indies in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe this year.

Mustafizur Rahman

The first bowler which went under the hammer, Mustafizur Rahman has bought by Mumbai Indians for INR 2.2 Cr. The Fizz is Mumbai’s second player of the auction today. The Mumbai owners seem happy with their buy.

Pat Cummins

Seems like MI is going all-out for bowlers as after getting hold of Mustafizur, they bought Pat Cummins for 5.4 Cr. CSK were also interested and went until 5.2 Cr but once MI bid 5.4 Cr, they stopped short. Cummins last played for Delhi in the league.

Surya Kumar Yadav

Former Kolkata Knight Riders vice-captain Surya Kumar Yadav started a very heated bidding battle teams like Mumbai, Kolkata, and Delhi. Finally, Mumbai won the race for his signature at 3.2 Cr after every other team pulled out. Yadav’s base price was 30Lakh only!

Krunal Pandya

Without any surprise, Krunal Pandya heads to MI after the defending champions used the RTM card for him. Krunal was the man of the match in the final of the last edition of the Indian Premier League. He has been retained for a huge sum of 8.8 Cr as SRH and RCB were fighting for him in auctions but, Mumbai stole the show in the end.

Ishan Kishan

India’s uncapped wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan leads a huge bidding war between MI and Bangalore and ultimately the defending champions had to pay a whopping sum of INR 6.2 cr to buy him.