Corey Anderson was taken by the Mumbai Indians © Getty Images
Corey Anderson was taken by the Mumbai Indians © Getty Images

 

Feb 12, 2014

 

Mumbai Indians had retained five players — Rohit Sharma, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, and Ambati Rayudu. This meant that they had no Right to Match card available to them when they went for today’s auction.

 

Biggest purchase: Corey Anderson for a relatively low price.

 

Biggest surprise: Realising that Michael Hussey is still not past his expiry date.

 

Most confusing move: Picking Josh Hazlewood ahead of better options.

 

Probable dark horse: None.

 

Team strength: A strong core that has been together for some time now. They are also the defending champions.

 

Team weakness: Neither the batting nor the bowling can be classified as excellent.