In the post-auction of VIVO IPL 2018, the Mumbai Indian head Coach Mahela Jaywardhane expressed his thoughts.
In the recent past the mega VIVO IPL auction happen, for this upcoming IPL season Mumbai Indians retained three Indian players, their captain Rohit Sharma, the poster boy Hardik Pandya, and the pacer Jasprti Bumrah, they have done it very smartly as all three of them are the part of Team Indian in all the three formats, to retain their core team they use their RTM on Krunal Pandya and on Keiron Pollard, which team helped them to lift the IPL trophy last term as well.
In this auction, they bucket the Bangladeshi fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman, who rose a few years back in the IPL when he represented SunRisers Hyderabad and won the IPL trophy with them in the year of 2016,
The Young Bangladeshi fast bowler took 17 wickets in his 16 appearances for SRH, and also he has got an amazing economy rate which is just 6.9, considering he bowls during the power play times and the death over’s.
They took Evin Lewis, he is an aggressive left-handed batsman, he is a T20 specialist batsman and many touted him as a next Chris Gayle, they brought Mustafizur and Lewis for 2.2Crs, and 3.8 Crs respectively.
In the post-auction the Mumbai Indians Coach Jaywardhane expressed his disappointment after not able to snatch K.L Rahul or Sanju Samson, this season Rajasthan Royals brought Sanju Samson for 8Crs and Kings XI Punjub have K.L Rahul for 11 Crs.
Mumbai Indians targeted both of them to fill the spot of the wicketkeeper in this season as they thought they need a change in that spot, so they brought the Indian youngster Ishan Kishan for 6.2 Crs this season.
After the Auction, Mahels stated: “I don’t think there was much of a disappointment as such. I think the two steals for us would be Pollard who came at a reasonable price and the fees we got Evin Lewis and Ben Cutting for. Also, The Fizz [Mustafizur] at that price on Saturday and Pat Cummins, considering the Wankhede wicket. I am not disappointed except for Sanju and KL [Rahul], but the way it panned out, it was always going to be difficult to get them.”