Mumbai Indians on Thursday came out with their final list of players who have been retained and released before the upcoming Indian Premier League auction. The three-time champions have released 10 players in total and they contain some international heavyweights.
Bangladesh's Speedster Mustafizur Rahman, purchased by Mumbai Indians in the last 2.2-crore IPL, has been released by the franchise. "Fizz" as he is known played 7 games for the franchise and picked up 7 wickets. He was previously part of the Sunriser Hyderabad team.
The other two big names that have been released are veteran South African batsman JP Duminy and Australian fast-paced Cummins.
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In a press release, the franchise said that "Mumbai Indians have retained 18 players before the Indian Premier League 2019 player auction. The franchise has also released 10 players, including 1 capped, 5 uncapped and 4 international players."
"Mumbai Indians continue with the talents it has identified and nurtured over the years. All-rounder Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Mayank Markande, Aditya Tare, Ishan Kisan, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy and Suryakumar Yadav continue with the three-hour champion . "
"In order to maintain the mix of experience and youth, the franchise has retained Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Destructive Opener Evin Lewis and Kiwi couple Mitchell McClenaghan and Adam Milne."
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Here is the complete list of players retained and released by MI:
Keeper: Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, Leg Cutting , Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff.
Published players: Saurabh Tiwary, Pradeep Sangwan, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, Sharad Lumba, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, JP Duminy, Pat Cummins, Mustafizur Rahman, Akila Dananjaya.
First Published: November 15, 2018 16:05 IST