IPL 2019 Player Auction: Three time-title holders, Mumbai Indians, who had a salary cap of Rs 11.15 crore for seven slots, including a foreign player, many youths like Anmolpreet Singh (80 L), Pankaj Jaiswal (20 L) and Rashik Salaam (20 L) Were in the guns. ), Left arm fast bowler Barindar Sharan (3.40 Cr). With an exotic slot available, he bought his old player Lasith Malinga, who used to be his game-changer. And in the last example, he bought the experienced all-rounder Yuvraj Singh (1 Cr).
– Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 18 December 2018
Both Yuvraj Singh and Lasith Malinga are at the end of their cricketing career and for this reason they are the worst in this edition for Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians.
The all-rounder was bought in the last instance of the IPL 2019 player's auction at his base price of Rs 1 crore. He has not been in the reckoning for a long time and has not performed well in the domestic circuit too. In the previous edition, he played for Punjab and did not score as many runs and failed to meet the team's expectations. He scored only 65 runs in 8 matches and made it franchise to decide to release him from the team. Though the difference between having an experienced middle-order batsman with Mumbai can be filled by paper by UV, but his awesome form does not strengthen his case for the team.
Sri Lankan veteran pacer is at risk of injury and due to injuries he has not been in the ring for the last one year. He missed the same for the same reason in the 2018 edition. Mumbai lacked bowling options and had the best chance to buy some experienced foreign bowlers like Dale Steyn, who have made a great comeback against Australia and are in a good form. With the fact that Jaspreet Bumrah may miss the final stage matches due to the World Cup, which is fixed immediately after the IPL, therefore Lasith Malinga does not fit, as far as the team's mobility is either backup or extra speed option Is concerned as the crew