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IPL 2022 – Players who should be signed by Mumbai Indians in 2023

Unfortunately, the Mumbai Indians have not had a happy IPL 2022 season. The franchise that has won the most IPL titles (5) is yet to win the competition. Many experts believe MI made a shambles of itself due to its poor auction approach.

Even their erstwhile superstars, QDK, Boult, Rahul Chahar, and the Pandya brothers, may have become useful cogs in the competition. So, in general, if Mumbai has to resurrect itself, the 2023 auction might be its next priority. The think tank must be clearly at work, fixing up the players who could make a difference to the lineup and in this article, we are going to talk about 3 players who, according to us, should be signed up by the Mumbai Indians.

Number 1. Adam Zampa


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MI management has once again failed to purchase quality spin bowling in the mega auction. So far, Murugan Ashwin appears to be the spin department’s staple. M Ashwin’s performance as a front-line spinner has also been adequate (6 wickets in 6 games). While Yuzi Chahal and Ravi Bishnoi have won matches for their respective teams, MI’s spin bowling has failed them down.

In such a circumstance, the team may be able to sign Adam Zampa in the next auction. In terms of his purchasing value, the Aussie will be offered at a reasonable price. Also, because most teams have settled on spin artillery, MI might be able to get him for his base pricing.

Aside from his signing, MI may have difficulty incorporating him into the starting XI. Because Archer, Pollard, and possibly Tim David are the guaranteed overseas players, the management will use Zampa as a seamer. However, the 30-year-old can be utilized in the same way as CSK employed Imran Tahir.

Overall, if the squad secures a player like Sam Curran, Zampa may find himself in the starting XI. Otherwise, the leg-spinner might make an exclusive entrée into the team, particularly on slow or sluggish tracks. Overall, as an attacking leg-break bowler, Zampa will benefit from Rohit’s excellent captaincy abilities.


Number 2. Kane Richardson


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Aside from spin bowling issues, Mumbai also has issues with its international pacers. Even Jofra Archer’s replacement isn’t a sure thing in the franchise. Even those like Tymal Mills, who were thought to be worthy, have not been helpful. Other pacers, like Riley Meredith, do not present a rosy picture. As a result, the inclusion of Kane Richardson might be a highly advantageous acquisition.

For starters, the Australian spearhead might provide ample backup for Jofra Archer’s superb bowling. In the absence of this, the 31-year-old may be able to join as the team’s second overseas seamer. MI has enjoyed hunting with two genuine foreign seamers on occasion, and Richardson can resurrect their old plan.

Nonetheless, MI can look into other overseas names such as Tom Curran, Chris Woakes, and possibly Kyle Jamieson. However, the identities listed above are either not available or are not respectable enough. When it comes to T20s, this Australian player has a greater knowledge of the game.

Overall, in the MI jersey, Richardson can specifically influence what DJ Bravo offers CSK. Because the pacer can bowl in the middle and death overs, Archer and Bumrah will be able to hunt together in the power play. Overall, Richardson’s signing might be highly beneficial to the blue and gold army.


Number 3. Sam Curran


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Sam Curran has to miss the current season of IPL 2021 due to a back issue. The all-rounder suffered a stress fracture while playing for CSK in the second half of the IPL 2021. Sam, on the other hand, is back playing first-class cricket in England now that his injury has healed completely. In the early days of IPL 2022, the cricketer indicated a strong desire to compete in the competition.

Perhaps in the upcoming IPL auction, this 23-year-old will spark a bidding battle among several clubs. The yellow army, his previous franchise, will also be desperate to bring him home. In MI’s situation, however, Sam Curran will be an ideal replacement for Daniel Sams’ ineffective services.

This Englishman will almost be in the blue and gold dugout, displaying himself as a real T20 all-rounder. The southpaw will be employed in the bottom middle order to not only prolong the batting but also to provide extra support to players like Kieran Pollard and Tim David.

Sam, as a four-over seamer, will also be a valuable alternative who may be very useful on the power play. Furthermore, if he performs well as the team’s third pacer, MI may be able to field an overseas attacking spinner in the main XI. Overall, as a free agent, Sam Curran has the potential to remedy Mumbai’s batting and bowling problems.