Mumbai Indians, the defending IPL and CLT20 champions had a rather smooth day at the 2014 IPL Auctions. Mumbai Indians went into the auction by retaining 5 players which includes skipper Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga and Ambati Rayudu. Out of the 60 crores allotted for them, MI went into the auctions with just 22 crores in hand. The remaining 38 crores were spent on the players retained. Adding to the purse, the Ambani’s men had a Right to match option. Let us see how the franchise fared in the auctions:

Players bought by Mumbai Indians:

Mumbai started the Auction on a blazing fashion as they signed Australia’s Mike Hussey, who gets better with his age. Soon they bought back Indian pace spearhead who is a familiar face at Mumbai camp Zaheer Khan. Like Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai too maintained a silent affair till the beginning of post lunch session.

Mumbai went on to bid successfully for big hitting Kiwi Corey Anderson. Mumbai might have went into this auction with a mindset of getting Anderson which was clearly seen on the face of Nita Ambani once the auctioneer brought down his hammer for Anderson. Soon, they used their Right to match card for Pragyan Ojha and bought Aussie pacer Josh Hazzlewood, their last buy of the day.

Player Name

Bought for (in crores INR)

Mike Hussey


Zaheer Khan


Corey Anderson


Pragyan Ojha


Josh Hazzlewood



Amount remaining for Day 2 of the Auctions: 5.15 Crores INR

What’s in store for MI Tomorrow?

Mumbai Indians are left with no other option but to sigh 6 more players for 5.15 crores INR. It is certain that Mumbai will look to sign atleast 2 more overseas players in the remaining 6. Some of the uncapped International players who may go Mumbai’s way are Trinidadian duo of Kevon Cooper and Nicolas Pooran along with Aussie Craig Simmons and Kiwi Mitchell McClenaghan. Mumbai will safely look to get back wicket keeper Aditya Tare and Rishi Dhawan along with pacers like Samad Fallah or Ishwar Pandey.



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