IPL 2021 Auction: The IPL Auctions are as lucrative and enticing to the fans as much as the game itself. The auction of 2021 is just a few days away, and franchises will have their permutations and combinations in place by now.
With all the buzz of the upcoming auctions looming around us, we roll-out the 5 most anticipated players who expected to be picked up by Mumbai Indians on February 18th in Chennai and whose auction results will be most awaited.
Currently, the perfect replacement for Malinga is Liam Plunkett. The English bowler has been impressive for his national side. In the T20Is, he has a brilliant economy rate of 7.9. Apart from that, he can hit some heavy blows down the order. Therefore, Liam Plunkett is the perfect replacement for Lasith Malinga.
Marnus was very beneficial for the Brisbane Heat as he could bowl leg-spinners and claim crucial wickets during the match. Therefore, Marnus could be an excellent pick for the Indians.
Jhye Richardson, an Australian right-arm pacer, will be another top target for Mumbai Indians. Richardson’s exceptional performance in the ongoing BBL edition will raise his stakes in the upcoming auction. The Australian quickly picked up 27 wickets in his 14 outings at an impressive economy of 7.09. He can partner the Kiwi pacer, Trent Boult upfront, which will make a deadly bowling combination
Kyle Jamieson has impressed one and all after his stellar performances in 2020. After making his Test debut against India last year, the tall Kiwi pacer has delivered exceptional performances in all three game formats. Moreover, he is quite handy with the bat as he can strike a few hefty blows. He will be one of the top targets for Mumbai Indians. What makes Jamieson’s addition more interesting is that he can open the bowling alongside his countryman, Trent Boult.
Arjun Tendulkar, son of the legendary Indian batsman, Sachin Tendulkar is eligible to be included in the IPL auction after Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy debut this month. Arjun is an all-rounder who can bat in top order as well as in the middle order.
His bowling has improved vastly in the past few years. Mumbai Indians are expected to bid for Arjun Tendulkar in the auction as they have always adopted the policy of investing in youth. Moreover, Arjun has been a net bowler for Mumbai Indians in the preceding IPL seasons.