Mumbai: With a remaining purse of Rs 48 Cr, Mumbai Indians would enter the auction next month. While they have already retained four players, they would look to add on to that and form a team that strikes the right balance. Over the years we have learned that balance is the key in IPL. With a core already in place comprising of captain Rohit Sharma, premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah, star all-rounder Kieron Pollard and Suryakumar Yadav – Mumbai would like to build on that.

So, who are the players they could eye:

Deepak Chahar: The Indian pacer has developed into an effective all-rounder and he would certainly feature in Mumbai Indians’ wishlist. Chahar also has a good record playing at the Wankhede, another factor that would favour him.

Devdutt Padikkal: With Padikkal touted as the future of Indian cricket, it was a surprise to see RCB let go of him. In the absence of left-handed opener Quinton de Kock, Mumbai could look at Padikkal to open with Rohit Sharma.