Mumbai Indians released and retained list: Mumbai Indians have released Jofra Archer ahead of IPL 2024.
Mumbai Indians announced their list of retained and released players on Sunday. While Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, Tim David and Jasprit Bumrah were among the star players that were retained by the side, the likes of Tristan Stubbs and Chris Jordan were released by them. It is interesting to note that Mumbai also released star pacer Jofra Archer, who they bought for Rs 8 crore in 2022 IPL auction. The remaining purse value for Mumbai Indians is 15.25 crore.
Meanwhile, Gujarat Titans have not released their captain Hardik Pandya and that means the transfer of the player to Mumbai is not confirmed yet, if it had to be done. However, the teams can make changes to their list of retained and released players by December 12.
Mumbai Indians had earlier traded West Indies all-rounder Romario Shepherd from Lucknow Super Giants. IPL had released a media advisory to announce Shepherd’s trade for a fee of Rs 50 lakh which read, “Romario Shepherd has been traded to Mumbai Indians (MI) from Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) during the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) trading window ahead of the IPL 2024. Shepherd, who has played 4 IPL matches, representing LSG and Sunrisers Hyderabad, was traded to MI for his existing fee of INR 50 Lakh.”
It is worth noting that Mumbai Indians during mid-November officially appointed former Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga as their bowling coach, promptly filling the void left by the departure of Shane Bond. The 40-year-old Malinga, who played for the five-time champions in his prime, will join the coaching team led by Mark Boucher and his former teammate Kieron Pollard ahead of the upcoming season.
Mumbai Indians’ Retained Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Vishnu Vinod, Arjun Tendulkar, Cameron Green, Shams Mulani, Nehal Wadhera, Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar Kartikeya, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal, Jason Behrendorff, Romario Shepherd (from LSG).
Players Released By Mumbai Indians: Mohd. Arshad Khan, Ramandeep Singh, Hrithik Shokeen, Raghav Goyal, Jofra Archer, Tristan Stubbs, Duan Jansen, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Chris Jordan, Sandeep Warrier.