Many cricket pundits argued that MI spent too much money on unneeded players at the auction table. The management of the MI team is once again in the limelight. The most significant decision they’ll make will be whether Kieron Pollard will remain with the team. So, what Are the Chances of Mumbai Indians Releasing Kieron Pollard?
In the last season, Mumbai finished 10th in the points table, their worst-ever result in IPL history. They are the most successful team in IPL history, winning five trophies. A deadline of November 15 for all IPL franchises to send in their final retention list is eight days away, and Mumbai Indians struggled in the IPL 2022 season. Now the big news is that Mumbai Indians releasing Kieron Pollard.
Inside Sport reported that the MI think-tank had decided to release Kieron Pollard, Tymal Mills, and Mayank Markande from the IPL 2023 mini-auction, due to be held on December 16.
Pollard had a disappointing season with an average of 14 and a strike rate of 107, leading to his removal from MI’s playing eleven. Pollard has been with MI since 2010 and played an essential role in all 5 IPL titles and two Champions Leagues, and now Mumbai Indians releasing Kieron Pollard.
Mumbai Indians Released Players in 2023
Jaydev Unadkat, who won the mega auction last year for INR 1.30 Crores, has only taken 6 wickets in his five matches last season, and Mumbai might look over him to find a suitable backup at such a cost.
In addition, Fabian Allen, purchased for INR 75 lakh in IPL 2022 season, has played just one game and scored 14 runs.