- Pandya has scored a total of 127 runs in the IPL season
- Mumbai may retain Rohit and Bumra
- Mumbai out of IPL without missing play-offs
While there has been no official announcement on how many players will be retained, Sehwag is of the opinion that the celebrities will be out of Mumbai. Sehwag says Rohit Sharma, Ishant Kishan and Jaspreet Bumra will remain in the Mumbai team. If Hardik doesn’t bowl, he may not be retained. Sehwag said all those considering Pandya in the auction would consider it.
Ishan Kishan’s age will help him, according to the former star. However, the franchise may not be willing to retain an all-rounder who cannot bowl. Meanwhile, if Pandya regains his fitness and starts bowling again, Mumbai are likely to acquire him at auction. Pandya’s salary is likely to go up sharply if he goes to auction.
It has been one of the worst seasons for Pandya in the IPL. Pandya played 12 matches and scored only 127 runs at an average of 14.11. Following this, there are plans to remove Pandya from the T20 World Cup squad. If Pandya is to make the Indian team, he needs to be fit to bowl. If the injury does not go away, the selectors are considering replacing Pandya with another player.
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