No surprise that Mumbai Indians have decided to exhaust their quota of 5 players for retention. The reigning IPL and CLT20 champions Mumbai Indians have retained 5 players ahead of the 2014 IPL auctions. The Mumbai-based outfit have decided to retain Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard and Lasith Malinga.

Under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy, Mumbai won both the IPL and CLT20 and with the retention of genuine world-class T20 talent in Pollard and Malinga, they will once again be a force to reckon with over the next three occasions.

Mumbai Indians were reportedly in a conundrum over whether or not to retain both Mitchell Johnson, who was in red-hot form for Australia in the Ashes or Sri Lankan limited overs specialist Lasith Malinga. There was also some debate over which Indian players the side would retain, but the franchise opted for Rayudu and Harbhajan Singh over Pragyan Ojha or Dinesh Karthik.

Mumbai Indians co-owner Mrs. Nita Ambani said, “The formidable combination of these five players – Rohit, Pollard, Malinga, Bhajji and Rayudu  – forms the nucleus of Mumbai Indians. They have exemplified the spirit of Mumbai Indians and are match-winners in their own right. With the retention of the core players, Mumbai Indians look forward to build a stronger, well-knit team and share the joy of an enthralling and entertaining performance with its ever-growing fans in the coming season.”

The franchise will still have the option of utilising their “right-to-match” cards to buy back destructive pacer Mitchell Johnson.


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