Mumbai Indians (MI) finished fifth in IPL 2018 and had an average campaign, with no memorable wins. Their batting order took some time to settle; it was only after Rohit Sharma demoted himself to No. 4 that they managed to put runs on the board steadily.
Kieron Pollard was a big disappointment, and his replacement, Ben Cutting was terribly underutilized.
The Mumbai-based franchise is expected to have a new look in IPL 2019 as quite a few of the big names will be up for grabs during the players’ auction next month.
Recently, Quinton de Kock was traded off to the three-time champions in an all-money deal.
Royal Challengers Bangalore, who bought de Kock for ₹ 2.8 crore at the 2018 auctions, sold him to Mumbai Indians at the same price. To offset the deal, MI released Bangladesh seamer Mustafizur Rahman, who was bought for Rs 2.2 crore and Sri Lankan offspinner Akila Dananjaya, who was bought for Rs 50 lakh in the players’ auction.
Below is the salary of players retained by Mumbai Indians for IPL 2019:
- Adam Milne – ₹75 lakh
- Aditya Tare – ₹20 lakh
- Anukul Roy – ₹20 lakh
- Ben Cutting – ₹2.2 crore
- Evin Lewis – ₹3.8 crore
- Hardik Pandya – ₹11 crore
- Ishan Kishan – ₹6.2 crore
- Jason Behrendorff – ₹1 crore
- Jasprit Bumrah – ₹7 crore
- Kieron Pollard -₹₹ ₹5.4 crore
- Krunal Pandya – ₹8.8 crore
- Mayank Markande – ₹20 lakh
- Mitchell McClenaghan – ₹1 crore
- Rahul Chahar – ₹1.9 crore
- Rohit Sharma – ₹15 crore
- Siddhesh Lad – ₹20 lakh
- Surya Kumar Yadav – ₹3.2 crore
- Quinton de Kock (Traded) – ₹2.8 crore