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Kieron Pollard IPL: Mumbai Indians preparing to release Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh said a big thing

New Delhi: West Indian Kieron Pollard has been playing for Mumbai Indians since IPL 2010. He is the most capped player for the team. He has also captained the team. But if reports are to be believed, Mumbai Indians might release him before the IPL 2023 auction. But former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who captained Mumbai, feels it will be difficult to release Pollard. Failed to maintain his dominance in IPL 2022. Pollard remained in 2022. The team finished at the bottom of the points table. Harbhajan said, ‘Well, I think it is going to be very difficult for Mumbai Indians to release Kieron Pollard. He has been with the franchise for many years. But yes, there are times when you have to take some tough decisions and perhaps this is the time. Looking for some better players to step up and build a team for the next 4-5 years, which Pollard has done over the years. The team also has options, feels Harbhajan, who was a member of the Mumbai franchise till the 2017 season. That there are options in the mini-auction as well who can play the role Pollard has done in the past. ‘Yeah, they’ve got Tim David, who can do a similar job and of course, there’s another Australian in the auction, which is Cameron Green,’ he said. I think they would be looking at him to be a part of the Mumbai team. Of course, it is going to be a difficult decision, but at some stage or the other, you have to take those decisions.

Despite being unavailable for IPL 2022 due to an elbow injury, Mumbai bought England fast bowler Jofra Archer for Rs 8 crore in the IPL mega auction. With Jasprit Bumrah also ruled out of the T20 World Cup due to his recovery from a back injury, former India left-arm pacer Irfan Pathan feels Mumbai need to buy a death bowler in the mini-auction.

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