Mumbai weren’t really at their best during the Indian T20 League 2022. They lost 10 out of their 14 games, and ended their campaign at the bottom of the points table. The fans of the franchise were certainly disappointed by the performance of their team.
Besides, several of Mumbai’s players weren’t able to set the stage on fire. Thus, the five-time champions would be looking to release a few of their players ahead of the 2023 edition. Today, we shall be taking a look at three players Mumbai might release ahead of the Indian T20 League 2023:
1) Jaydev Unadkat:
The Mumbai-based franchise had huge hopes from Jaydev Unadkat. However, he was consistently inconsistent, and failed to make a mark. The pacer was only to pick six wickets in five games.
Besides, he leaked runs in almost every game as he had an economy rate of 9.50 in this edition. Despite all his experience, his bowling was predictable, to say the least. Notably, he failed to defend 17 runs in the last over against Chennai during the earlier phase of the tournament.
2) Tymal Mills:
In the absence of Jofra Archer, Tymal Mills was expected to be Mumbai’s top wicket-taker alongside Jasprit Bumrah. However, he had an underwhelming season. The English pacer took six wickets in five games at an average of 31.67.
He found it difficult to contain the flow of runs as several batters targeted him, and took him to the cleaners. His economy rate in this season was 11.18. With Archer returning next season, the five-time champions would look to release him.
3) Kieron Pollard:
Kieron Pollard is unarguably one of the greatest players to have played for Mumbai. Over the years, he has single-handedly won several games for the Rohit Sharma-led side. However, it might just be time for them to look beyond him.
The all-rounder was only able to score 144 runs in 11 games in the 2022 edition. Moreover, he wasn’t able to muscle the ball like he used to. Besides, Mumbai now have Tim David, who can be their new finisher.