The powerhouse that is Mumbai Indians were by far the best side in IPL 2020. Fittingly they lifted their 5th IPL title and continued their dominance in the biggest T20 league in the world. MI has a perfect combination of youth and experience which has always been their mantra of success in the IPL.
On top of that, you add the brilliant leadership skills of Rohit Sharma and MI majority of the time look an unbeatable unit. However, MI has a very big squad that might be tinkered slightly with the prospect of IPL mega auction looming ahead of the next IPL season.
In this feature, we try and find out who can be those 5 players that MI decide to release in case of a mega auction. A side like MI always strives to be better than their previous season and they will be thinking about areas where they still want to improve and add some depth going ahead.
Here are 5 players Mumbai Indians can release ahead of IPL 2021
5. Dhawal Kulkarni
MI consists of a pace battery which can even intimidate a strong international side. The likes of Jasprit Bumrah and now Trent Boult automatic choices in the playing XI and other Indian fast bowlers rarely get a chance.
Dhawal Kulkarni is one such bowler that warmed the bench of MI and only featured in one match in IPL 2020. The franchise may lose Kulkarni if the mega auction takes place as they already have a very strong fast bowling attack.
The fast bowler just got a consolation game when MI had already cemented their place in Top 2 for the playoffs. It is practically certain that going ahead Kulkarni will not be in the plans of MI and they will release him in the big auction.
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