All franchises of the Indian T20 League are currently busy preparing for the next season. On 15 November 2022, all teams are going to submit their list of retained and released players to the Board. Several reports were there that Mumbai might look to release veteran Kieron Pollard ahead of the next season.
However, on the same day, Pollard announced his retirement from the Indian T20 League. He also announced that Pollard will be the batting coach for the franchise. However, he will play in the upcoming UAE T20 League. So, ahead of the next season, Mumbai might look to some players to replace this West Indian in their squad.
Here are three players who can replace Kieron Pollard in the Mumbai franchise in the Indian T20 League 2023:
1. Sam Curran
This all-rounder from England can be an ideal replacement for Kieron Pollard. Sam Curran impressed everyone with his contribution to England’s 20-20 World Cup-winning campaign in 2022. He won the player of the tournament award as Curran picked 13 wickets in six matches, at an economy of 6.52.
In the final against Pakistan, Curran took three wickets for 12 runs in his four overs. So, ahead of the next edition of the Indian T20 League, he will be a good addition to a team like Mumbai. With his abilities with both the bat and the ball, Curran can be a great replacement for the West Indian all-rounder.