IPL 2023 Auction: 3 Mumbai Indians (MI) Players to Target Punjab Kings (PBKS)

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IPL 2023 Auction: 3 players from Mumbai Indians (MI) who can target Punjab Kings (PBKS). The IPL franchises have until November 15 to submit the list of retained and released players for the IPL 2023 Mini-Auction.

Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

Mumbai Indians (MI) had a 2022 IPL season to forget and with just 4 wins from 14 matches, the Rohit Sharma-led team finished last in the points table. Due to a mega sale this year, the franchise was unable to maintain the services of the majority of its players and brought in new faces.

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Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard (Image Credit: Twitter)

Mumbai Indians (MI) has decided to release long-lived Kieron Pollard for IPL 2023. Mumbai Indians-MI has also decided to release Fabian Allen & Tymal Mills and the list has been submitted to the BCCI. In addition to the trio, Mayank Markande and Hrithik Shokeen are said to have been released.

After the mega sale of IPL 2022, the cricket legends placed Punjab Kings among the likely teams to reach the play-off and even win the IPL trophy. The reason was that they had a really good team made up of a bunch of talented utility players who could single-handedly win games for the franchise.

Tata IPL 2023 Trophy.  (Photo: IPL)
Tata IPL 2023 Trophy. (Photo: IPL)

But after the IPL competition ended, the Mayank Agarwal team found themselves packing their bags with only 7 wins from 14 matches, finishing the IPL 2022 points list in the 6e position. There will be a lot of brainstorming from now on leading up to the 16e edition of the IPL. People like Shahrukh Khan, Benny Howell, Sandeep Sharma, Vaibhav Arora and even IPL 2022 skipper Mayank Agarwal can be released by the franchise.

According to various reports, the Mohali-based franchise is planning to release three expensive purchases – Mayank Agarwal (12 crore INR), Shahrukh Khan (9 crore INR) and Odean Smith (6 crore INR) so that they can complete the mini-auction with a big purse.

Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan.  Photo IPL
Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan. Photo IPL

Veteran Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has been confirmed as the new captain of the Punjab Kings (PBKS) franchise for the upcoming 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday. Shikhar Dhawan, who was not part of the Indian T20I World Cup 2022 squad and is today considered an ODI specialist and ODI skipper, will replace another opener Mayank Agarwal as the leader of the Punjab-based franchise in the IPL 2023 .

IPL 2023 Auction: 3 Mumbai Indians (MI) Players to Target Punjab Kings (PBKS)

Tymal Mills

Tymal Mills
Tymal Mills (Credits: BCCI)

Much was expected of Tymal Mills, but he disappointed in his comeback IPL season. Tymal Mills, bought by Mumbai Indians for INR 1.50 crore, scalped 6 wickets in 5 matches but threw at an economy rate of 11.18. The economy percentage above 10 is really not acceptable, even if a bowler is a specialist.

England’s left arm pacer Tymal Mills was unable to control the course of the runs and his struggle meant he only played 5 games. He is one of the released players from MI who enters the mini-auction. After his IPL debut with RCB in 2017, Tymal Mills returned after a 5-year hiatus.

A death-over specialist, he was busted by MI for 1.5 crores. Punjab Kings could target him in IPL 2023. He would then team up with the likes of Australian pacemaker Nathan Ellis, Indian pacemaker death over specialist Arshdeep Singh and veteran Indian pacemaker Sandeep Sharma in Punjab’s IPL 2023 squad if retained .