IPL 2022
Sanjay Manjrekar Feels MI Made Compromises To Get Kishan And Archer
By CricShots - Feb 14, 2022 7:14 pm
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The mega auction for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 was concluded on Sunday and the franchise built their teams for the upcoming auction. Mumbai Indians have always been a champion side over the years in the tournament’s history. They picked two crucial cogs in the form of Ishan Kishan and Jofra Archer. While Kishan cost them ₹15.25 Crores, they splurged ₹8 Crores to acquire the services of Jofra Archer to form a lethal pace duo with Jasprit Bumrah.

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan

Reflecting on these two expensive picks by the franchise, former Indian cricketer Sanjay Mnajrekar has opined that the team made a lot of compromises to get Kishan and Archer in the squad. During a chat on Star Sports, Sanjay Manjrekar said, “As a result, we are not looking at a star-studded Mumbai Indians team, normally you see some big names in that team, but they made a lot of compromises to get Ishan and Jofra.”

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However, Jofra Archer will not be taking part in the IPL 2022 but he will be plying his trade in his cash-rich league in 2023. Manjrekar is of the belief that Mumbai bought him in the auction thinking about the future.

“Elaborating the same, Sanjay Manjrekar said, “Jofra Archer is just a brilliantly gifted bowler and he’s done it in the IPL before. He’s your ‘super over’ bowler, in fact, there might be a fight between the two as to who will bowl the super over. But the mystery has been unraveled – why was Mumbai Indians so cautious and bailing out – because 23 crores were spent on two players – Ishan Kishan and Jofra Archer.”

Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer

He further added, “Jofra Archer was a real suspect, who would’ve thought who would think like this. That this is a guy who’s not available this season, but they knew if we bid for him now, you can get him at a very cheap price for 2023 and 2024 but half the purse spent on two players and hence the caution with the others.”

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Apart from Bumrah and Archer, the bowling unit will also feature Tymal Mills and Daniel Sams. Tim David has been also added to the squad and he can play the role of finisher for the franchise.