Mumbai Indian surprised their fans after bidding aggressively for the Australian pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile, though the Australian impressed everyone in the 2019 world cup with his all rounding skills he is an injury-prone player who also has pulled himself out from IPL for the same reason.
In the auction, the two heavyweights of the IPL Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians fought for the Australian pacer and eventually Mumbai Indians grabbed his service for INR 8 Crores.
Though in their ranks they already have bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah who will lead their bowling line and also they have the legendary Lasith Malinga and this season they added the specialist Trent Boult.
And Dhawal Kulkarni and Mitchell McClenaghan are there for a backup option.
3)Lynn heads to Wankhede:
The defending champions gilded their opening options with the signing of Chris Lynn at his base price of INR 2 Crores, The mobster is the first one to go under the hammer in the auction and to everyone’s surprise, only Mumbai Indians lift their paddle for him.
For the opening option in the contention they already have players like Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock, the addition of Lynn decorates their opening department.
The flat wicket at Wankhede is tailor-made for the Australian hard hitter and last year he player match-winning the game in the T10 tournament for the Maratha Arabians.
2)Chennai spends 6.75 Crores for Piyush Chawla: