As many as 85 players were released on the Indian Premier League 2024 retention deadline day. The biggest news came from the Mumbai Indians camp as they made multiple financial gymnastics to acquire the services of Hardik Pandya in an all-cash trade from Gujarat Titans.
In all, MI released a total of 11 players, the biggest being Jofra Archer, Jhye Richardson and Tristan Stubbs. Apart from them, Riley Meredith, Duan Jansen, Chris Jordan, Sandeep Warrier, Mohammed Arshad Khan, Ramandeep Singh, Hrithik Shokeen, and Raghav Goyal were released.
Amongst these released players, MI’s arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings might be interested in a few talents and we take a look at three such players CSK might get in the IPL 2024 auction.
Here are the 3 MI released players CSK could target in IPL 2024 auction:
1. Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer was bought by MI in the IPL 2022 auction for INR 8 crore, despite knowing that he wouldn’t be available for the season. However, with the possible option of Jasprit Bumrah and Archer opening the bowling in IPL 2023, MI invested money in the England pacer. In IPL 2023, Bumrah was sidelined due to back surgery and MI depended on Jofra Archer to come good.
But he played just two matches, before flying home due to pain in his elbow and hasn’t played any top-flight cricket since then. But CSK might be extremely interested in Archer as this gives MS Dhoni a bowler with searing pace to lead his attack. But it remains to be seen whether Archer will attain full fitness by IPL 2024 rolls on and whether CSK take a chance on him in the auction.
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