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IPL Auction 2018: List of players purchased by Mumbai Indians

Krunal Pandya
Krunal Pandya

Mumbai Indians came out with a weird strategy in the IPL Auction 2018. They bid for several players throughout the day but halted quite a lot as the bids went up. There was plenty of movement on the desk of MI but the results at the end of the day do not show the efforts made.

They had retained Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah before the auction and had a sum of INR 47 crores remaining in the purse. Their first addition to the squad from the auction was predictable as they used an RTM card for Kieron Pollard who was bought by Delhi Daredevils for INR 5.4 crores.

After Pollard, who was the 3rd to appear for auction, MI indulged in bidding for several players but ended up buying Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh who was the 50th player made available for bidding in the day. The Bangladeshi pacer bagged a bid of INR 2.2 crores which went down considerably given his poor outing in the last edition.

Pat Cummins turned out to be a good pick for MI as the Australian pacer came in for INR 5.4 crores. Surya Kumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan were the 2 uncapped players added to the squad. But the limelight was grabbed by Krunal Pandya.

The Man of the Match of the last year’s final grabbed the attention of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad and a bidding tussle ended up in the favor of RCB who got the winning bid of INR 8.8 crores. But MI was quick to pounce on the opportunity and used the other RTM card to retain Krunal in the squad.

On the second day, the franchise brought in the Caribbean opener Evin Lewis and the South African all-rounde JP Duminy. At the end, there were plenty of uncapped Indian players that were added to the camp.

Players purchased by Mumbai Indians in the IPL Auction 2018

Player Type Country Base Price Sold for
Kieron Pollard Marquee Windies INR 2 crores INR 5.4 crores
Mustafizur Rahman Fast Bowler Bangladesh INR 1 crore INR 2.2 crores
Pat Cummins Fast Bowler Australia INR 2 crores INR 5.4 crores
Surya Kumar Yadav Uncapped Batsman India INR 30 Lakhs INR 3.2 crores
Siddhesh Lad Uncapped Batsman India INR 20 Lakhs INR 20 Lakhs
Krunal Pandya Uncapped All-Rounder India INR 40 Lakhs INR 8.8 crores
Ishan Kishan Uncapped Wicketkeeper India INR 40 Lakhs INR 6.2 crores
Aditya Tare Uncapped Wicketkeeper India INR 20 Lakhs INR 20 Lakhs
Rahul Chahar Uncapped Spinner India INR 20 Lakhs INR 1.9 crores
Evin Lewis Capped Batsman Windies INR 1.5 crores INR 3.8 crores
Saurabh Tiwary Capped Batsman India INR 50 Lakhs INR 80 Lakhs
Ben Cutting All-Rounder Australia INR 1 crore INR 2.2 crores
Pradeep Sangwan Uncapped Fast Bowler India INR 30 Lakhs INR 1.5 crores
Mayank Markande Uncapped Spinner India INR 20 Lakhs INR 20 Lakhs
JP Duminy Capped All-Rounder South Africa INR 1 crore INR 1 crore
Jason Behrendorff Fast Bowler Australia INR 1 crore INR 1.5 crores
Tajinder Dhillon Uncapped All-Rounder India INR 20 Lakhs INR 55 Lakhs
Sharad Lumba Uncapped Batsman India INR 20 Lakhs INR 20 Lakhs
Anukul Roy Uncapped All-Rounder India INR 20 Lakhs INR 20 Lakhs
Akila Dananjaya Spinner Sri Lanka INR 50 Lakhs INR 50 Lakhs
Mohsin Khan Uncapped Batsman India INR 20 Lakhs INR 20 Lakhs
Nidheesh M Uncapped Fast Bowler India INR 20 Lakhs INR 20 Lakhs

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