Indian Premier League (IPL) cricketers set to find out what fate is in store for them? The franchises are set to announce their retained and released players list this month. Ahead of the 30th November deadline, several such reports and veterans' opinions have started surfacing, suggesting which players the franchise can retain and which players to be selected for the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. can release.
A report in Indian Express surprisingly mentions that Suryakumar Yadav is one of the players who will not be retained by Mumbai Indians. The report also states that one of the two new franchises (Ahmedabad and Lucknow) has also approached Suryakumar Yadav ahead of the mega auction. Suryakumar has undeniably been one of the most important players of Mumbai Indians. After joining the franchise in 2018 from Kolkata Knight Riders, Suryakumar has been very good for the Rohit Sharma-led side in the T20 league.
He has been a part of Mumbai Indians in four seasons. Suryakumar has scored more than 300 runs in every season. He has scored 1733 runs for Mumbai Indians in those four seasons with an average of above 30 and a strike rate of above 135. Playing for Mumbai, he also has 10 half-centuries to his name in the T20 league.
Which players are Mumbai Indians retaining?
Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah top the player retention list for Mumbai Indians. Rohit is their captain and Bumrah is arguably the best fast bowler in T20 cricket. Both of them are sure to be retained by Mumbai Indians while talks are reportedly on with West Indies' all-rounder Kieran Pollard. Ishan Kishan is the fourth player on this list, but the decision to retain him is not final yet.
Suryakumar Yadav may sign two new franchises
It is also learned that Mumbai Indians are looking to sign Suryakumar Yadav from the auction pool, but this will not be possible if one of the two new franchises signs him directly. Mumbai Indians have had incredible success in the T20 league, lifting the trophy on 5 different occasions. Although the IPL 2021 season was normal for Mumbai Indians, they still have one of the best teams in the league. Since the number of retentions has been capped at 4 by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Mumbai Indians will be forced to release some of the biggest names in the game.