IPL 2023: 3 Players Released By Mumbai Indians Who Could Be In High Demand In The Mini-Auction

Five-time champions Mumbai Indians finished at the bottom of the table in IPL 2022 - their worst-ever IPL tournament - after winning just 4 matches. Consequently, they released a number of players from their squad of last season ahead of the IPL 2023 auction. There were some marquee T20 players released by MI, and a few experienced Indian IPL players too. Some of these might be attractive prospects for other franchises.

Jaydev Unadkat

Jaydev Unadkat had a disappointing IPL 2022 season with Mumbai Indians - the left-arm pacer managed to pick 6 wickets in 5 matches at an economy of 9.5 - and was left out by MI. However, the 31-year-old who had bagged million-dollar deals with Rajasthan Royals in the past will once again be a sought-after commodity in the IPL auction.

Daniel Sams

While Pollard retired from the IPL - he was all but certain to be released - Daniel Sams’ exclusion by MI was a bit of a surprise. Sams is a proper pace-bowling all-rounder; the 30-year-old made impact in the last few games for MI with both the new ball and the old ball - he even defended 10 runs against Gujarat Titans’ David Miller and Rashid Khan - and snapped up early wickets with the new ball too. Sams has shown his power-hitting and finishing skills in the BBL.

Riley Meredith

Riley Meredith is Fast, and known to clock over 150 KPH regularly. The Hobart Hurricanes fast bowler picked up 8 wickets in 8 IPL 2022 games for MI at a decent economy of 8.46, and one would think MI could have retained him if Jofra Archer is not fit again. But, they decided to release Riley Meredith who has 79 wickets in 63 T20 matches and as a 26-year-old he is only going to get better.