The year 2022 was not as good as it was expected for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. They finished last in the point table with just 4 wins. The nightmare was taking too long to get over and with every game, the morale of the team was getting worse.
Mumbai are one of the most successful teams in the IPL and they have always displayed a ferocious style of cricket. However, to return to the same style of play, Mumbai will have to make a few changes in the squad and during the IPL auction in Kochi, the franchise is expected to hire the services of some talented players.
Kieron Pollard’s absence has created a void in the team and it won’t be easy for the franchise to fill it easily. You can find the best betting bookies here.
Kieron Pollard replacement for Mumbai Indians
We have compiled a list of 5 players that Mumbai Indians can go for to fill the void of Kieron Pollard.
5) Sikander Raza
Sikander Raza has become one of the major stars of international cricket because of his contributions to the Zimbabwe cricket team. Raza was in the spotlight in 2022 after his consistent performances in the T20 format in international cricket.
In 2022, Raza smashed 219 runs with a strike rate of 147.19 in 8 matches he has been part of. He has also picked up 10 wickets while maintaining an economy of 6.50. Mumbai can easily place him in the starting XI and Sikandar Raza can contribute to reviving the performance of the franchise.
4) Cameroon Green
Cameroon Green made headlines after making it to the Australian squad and performing consistently well across all the formats. Green carries a good experience in the Big Bash League and is well-skilled as an allrounder. He has smashed 245 runs this year with a strike rate of 137.64 in international cricket in the T20 format.
Green is also responsible to pick 5 wickets in the 22 overs that he bowled in 2022. Cameroon Green is a trustworthy name in the middle order of the Australian squad and can fulfill the duties of Pollard for Mumbai Indians.
3) Tim David
The Singaporean cricketer made his debut in the Indian Premier League in 2021 with Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, the franchise failed to use him and gave him just one opportunity. In IPL 2022 mega auctions, Tim was picked up by Mumbai Indians and it was a good start to his career.
Tim carries an average of 30.92 with a strike rate of 163 in T20 cricket. He is already a well-settled player in the Mumbai Indians franchise and can be easily shifted to play the role of Kieron Pollard.
2) Ben Stokes
It is always difficult to find a replacement for a player who is as good as Keiron Pollard. He was associated with the team for a long time and it won't be easy for the franchise to replace him. However, the England skipper, Ben Stokes, can be the perfect replacement for Pollard for Mumbai.
Stokes missed out on IPL 2022 because of personal reasons but he has made himself available for the IPL 2023 and all the franchises will be bidding for him. Mumbai has a good amount left in their purse and they can easily afford Stokes.
1) Sam Curran
Sam Curran made headlines in the IPL after playing match-winning innings for Chennai Super Kings till IPL 2021. He faced an injury in 2022 and had to miss the whole tournament. Released the allrounder in 2022 itself and the good news is that Curran has marked his availability for the tournament.
In recent times, Sam Curran has turned out to be the most crucial player for the English squad as he was the main player England won in the T20 World Cup. His credentials are strong in IPL as well and Mumbai can buy him during the IPL auctions.
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