The IPL 2024 is the most awaited cricket league after the 2023 ICC Men’s ODI World Cup. Australian Skipper and his squad put a full stop on Rohit Sharma and his Men in Blue’s unbeaten 2023 World Cup expedition.
To overcome this huge upset BCCI has already announced the IPL 2024 Auction date and venue. For the first time, the IPL Mini Auction 2024 will be held overseas in Dubai on 19th December. The IPL Auction 2024 will be followed by the Women’s Premier League 2024 on 9th December.
The five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will be looking forward to building a strong squad in the auction that can help them win their sixth title in the upcoming season.
However, having won their last title in 2020, MI didn’t have a great outing in the previous three seasons. Rohit Sharma’s men weren’t even able to qualify for the playoffs in 2021 and 2022. MI made it into the qualifier 2 in 2023 but lost to Gujarat Titans.
Mumbai Indians Skipper Rohit Sharma, the current captain of the Indian cricket team is trying his best to uplift the 2023 World Cup Final upset by winning the 2024 IPL trophy.
In this article, we will discuss the IPL 2024 Mumbai Indians retained players and released players list. Looking at their performance in the last couple of seasons, MI will be willing to make a few changes in their squad for IPL 2024.
MI Target Players in IPL 2024 Auction (anticipated)
Mumbai Indians are known for picking the best possible winning combination without investing a huge amount in the auction. This is what makes MI one of the best franchises in the IPL history. This time also, in the IPL 2024 auction, the MI management will be looking to go for an impactful player who can make the team win games from any situation. The first player who will be in the scheme of things for MI along with the other franchises is Mitchell Starc.
The Australian pacer has already confirmed that he will be taking part in the IPL. It is likely that MI will keep a big purse for such a player. The next player whom MI can target is Chris Woakes. The England pacer had a great outing in the 2023 Ashes series where he ended up taking 19 wickets. His inclusion in the MI bowling line up along with Jasprit Bumrah would be a great addition for the franchise.
Along with these, MI could also go for Harsal Patel in the IPL 2024 auction. The Indian fast bowler had a good outing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL 2023, where he ended up taking 14 wickets from 13 matches. His inclusion could provide more strength to MI’s fast bowling lineup.
Let’s have a look at all the players that MI are likely to target in the IPL 2024 auction:
|No.||Target Players in IPL 2024|
MI Retained Players IPL 2024
Despite the huge loss of the World Cup final 2023, Mumbai Indians retained their skipper Rohit Sharma who played a huge role in the ICC quadrennial tournament.
Rohit positioned at second number in the most runs of 597 and hit 31 most sixes in the 11 innings of the 2023 World Cup. Jasprit Bumrah the king of the Dot ball took 20 wickets in 11 innings of the 2023 ICC World Cup Tournament.
Mumbai Indians have a new addition for the IPL 2024, West Indies Romarario Sheppard traded from the Lucknow Super Giants.
These are the top Mumbai Indians players who will be retained for the IPL 2024. The rest of the retained MI players for the IPL 2024 list are listed below.
|8||Kumar Kartikeya Singh|
|9||N. Tilak Varma|
|13||Romario Shepherd (T)|
|15||Surya Kumar Yadav|
Also see: MI Ka Baap Kaun Hai
MI Released Players IPL 2024 : Trade Players
Fans were thrilled to know that the England pacer Jofra Archer will finally play for MI in 2023 after missing out on the previous two seasons.
However, Archer appeared only in five games and was ruled out of the rest of the tournament due to injury. It looks like MI could release Archer ahead of the IPl 2024 auction.
On the other hand, another English fast bowler Chris Jordan also failed to make an impact for MI in IPL 2023 and may find a new team in the auction. Along with them, MI is likely to release other players like Duan Jansen and Tristan Stubbs.
Let’s have a look at the total number of players that MI could release ahead of the IPL 2024 auction:
|6||Mohd. Arshad Khan|
MI IPL 2024 Coaching Staff
Talking about the coaching staff, Mark Boucher will be the Head Coach of MI coming into the 17th edition. Boucher was appointed as a Head coach in IPL 2023 after the previous coach Mahela Jayawardene got promoted to a Global position with the Mumbai Indians group. Along with him, MI’s former star batter Kieron Pollard, who also made his coaching debut in IPL 2023, will be MI’s batting coach in IPL 2024. Apart from this, former New Zealand fast Shane Bond will be the bowling instructor, while James Pamment will continue his role as the fielding coach of MI in IPL 2024.
- Mark Boucher (Head Coach)
- Kieron Pollard (Batting Coach)
- Shane Bond (Bowling Coach)
- James Pamment (Fielding Coach)
Other Support staff:
- Sachin Tendulkar (Icon)
- Zaheer Khan (Global Head of Cricket Development)
- Mahela Jayawardene (Global Head of Performance)
- Arunkumar Jagadessh (Assistant Batting Coach)
- Paul Chapman (Strength and Conditioning Coach)
- Pratik Kadam (Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach)
- Nagendra Prasad (Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach)
- Criag Govender (Head Physiotherapist)
- CKM Dhananjai (Data Performance Manager)
- Amit Shah (Sports Massage Therapist)
- Vijaya Khushwa (Assistant Sports Massage Therapist)
- Mayur Satpute (Assistant Sports Massage Therapist)
- L Varun – Video Analyst
- Kinita Kadakia Patel – Nutritionist
Also see: Top 10 Longest sixes in IPL history
MI Performance in IPL 2023
It’s almost become a ritual for the Mumbai Indians (MI) to start each IPL season with a loss. Since 2013, they’ve consistently dropped their season opener, setting a unique record with 11 losses in 16 IPL editions. In 2023, MI began with two defeats but roared back, winning four out of their next 12 league stage matches. Their journey ended in the Qualifier 2 against the Gujarat Titans, showcasing both their tradition of losing the opener and their remarkable resilience throughout the tournament.
|5||MI Vs RCB||RCB Won by 8 Wickets|
|12||MI Vs CSK||CSK Won by 7 Wickets|
|16||DC Vs MI||MI Won by 6 Wickets|
|22||KKR Vs MI||MI Won by 5 Wickets|
|25||MI Vs SRH||MI Won by 14 Runs|
|31||PBKS Vs MI||PBKS Won by 14 Runs|
|35||GT Vs MI||GT Won by 55 Runs|
|42||RR vs MI||MI Won by 6 Wickets|
|46||PBKS vs MI||MI Won by 6 Wickets|
|49||MI vs CSK||CSK Won by 6 Wickets|
|54||RCB vs MI||MI Won by 6 Wickets|
|57||MI vs GT||MI Won by 27 Runs|
|63||LSG vs MI||LSG Won by 5 Runs|
|69||SRH vs MI||MI Won by 8 Wickets|
|Eliminator||MI vs LSG||MI won by 81 Runs|
|Qualifier 2||GT vs MI||GT won by 62 runs|