Defending champion Mumbai Indians (MI), on Thursday, purchased again abroad pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile for ₹5 crore, having earlier launched him forward of the IPL 2021 public sale.
MI’s director of cricket Zaheer Khan, “excited” to have the Australian again within the aspect, stated the franchises have been now giving significance to quick bowlers.
“It’s very exciting news, for sure, to see all fast bowlers in demand. It is something that the franchises have taken note of, over the 12-plus years now,” he stated.
Zaheer stated the aspect can be banking on the expertise that spinner Piyush Chawla, who bagged a hefty ₹2.4-crore contract, brings to the aspect. “We have been on the lookout for expertise. Piyush is somebody who has been half of the World Cup-winning aspect,” the previous India speedster stated.
The Rohit Sharma-led aspect additionally snapped up two Kiwis in all-rounder James Neesham (₹50 lakh) and pacer Adam Milne (₹3.20 crore).
South Africa quick bowler Marco Jansen, alongside Indian uncapped all-rounders Arjun Tendulkar and Yudhvir Charak have been additionally picked by the franchise, which lifted a report fifth title in 2020, for ₹50 lakh every.
PLAYERS RELEASED BEFORE THE AUCTION: Lasith Malinga, Mitch McClenaghan, James Pattinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sherfane Rutherford, Prince Balwant Rai, and Digvijay Deshmukh.
TOTAL SPENT: Rs 11.7 crore
|FINAL SQUAD: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, and Arjun Tendulkar|