Mumbai Indians return Hardik Pandya to the team. Pandya, who spent two years with Gujarat Titans, returns to MI a bigger force than he was during that time. In the interim, he has gained plenty of leadership experience, winning GT titles and finishing runner-up. On the national front, Pandya is the captain in the shortest format of the game.
After Pandya's return, Mumbai Indians had to release Cameron Green. The Australian all-rounder has moved to Royal Challengers Bangalore in a separate deal.
MI has also included Romario Shepherd in the team. Romario Shepherd joins Lucknow Supergiants after all-cash trade. One big name that the franchise has released is Jofra Archer. The last few years have been troubled for the England all-rounder due to injuries, due to which he spends more time with the physio than on the cricket field.
Mumbai's team has been prepared by spending Rs 82.25 crore. This means they had Rs 17.75 crore, to spend during the mini-auction in Dubai on December 19. Cameron Green has been traded to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a cash deal worth Rs 17.5 crore. Mumbai Indians have Rs 35.25 crore,, in which they bought Hardik Panyada for Rs 15 crore, after which Mumbai Indians have Rs 20.25 crore. remains
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