Mumbai Indians (MI) had their worst-ever season in the Indian Premier League in the 2022 edition. The five-time champions lost eight consecutive matches to begin their season and became the first team to crash out of the competition. In the end, they finished at the bottom of the points table with only four wins and ten losses.
Mumbai Indians missed a couple of tricks during the mega-auction last season and it came to haunt them during the season as the Mumbai-based franchise failed to find a balanced playing XI. Trying to rectify their mistake, Mumbai Indians have released a host of players ahead of next season, including Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Jaydev Unadkat, Riley Meredith, and Tymal Mills among others.
Mumbai Indians need to strengthen many areas ahead of the next edition as they need a couple of quality Indian pacers, a leg-spinner, an all-rounder, a foreign pacer, and a couple of backup batters. They have a purse remaining of INR 20.55 crore, and the five-time champions will have to fill 9 slots, including 3 overseas slots.
With that being said, let’s take a look at the top three players Mumbai Indians (MI) could target in the mini-auctions.
3. Vidwath Kaverappa
It is an interesting name but Mumbai Indians might go after the youngster in the mini-auctions. Many of you haven’t heard of this name, but Vidwath Kaverappa is the find of India’s domestic season in 2022. He is a right-arm pacer from Karnataka.
Mumbai Indians released a number of Indian pacer bowlers, including Jaydev Unadkat, Basil Thampi, and Anmolpreet Singh. They will go after a couple of Indian pace bowlers in the auction and Vidwath Kaverappa might be one of them.
Vidwath Kaverappa made his debut across formats for Karnataka in 2022. He was the 2nd-highest wicket-getter in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2022 with 18 wickets in just 8 matches. The right-arm pacer had an economy rate of 6.36 and a strike rate of 10.1. Meanwhile, in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022, Vidwath Kaverappa finished as the 4th highest wicket-taker with 17 wickets in 8 matches at an average of 13.17. Given his numbers, it won’t be a surprise if the Mumbai Indians go after the youngster.