Three-time Indian Premier League champions Mumbai Indians have retained a total of 18 cricketers ahead of Vivo IPL 2019 players auction in December 2018. The franchise released 10 players from their previous 2018 squad. Four international players, 1 capped Indian and 4 uncapped players have been released from MI squad.
Along with skipper Rohit Sharma, a total of 11 Indian players have been retained in the Mumbai Indians squad that also includes 7 international foreign players too.
Mumbai acquired Quinton de Kock from RCB as the first trade of IPL-12. Team management secured services of Windies all-rounder Kieron Pollard and fast bowlers from New Zealand; Adam Milne and MItchell McClenaghan. West Indies opening batsman Evin Lewis is also retained by 2013, 2015 and 2017 IPL winner.
MI retained players list
Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Siddhesh Lad, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Aditya Tare, Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff, Evin Lewis.
MI released players list
Saurabh Tiwary, Mohsin Khan, Sharad Lumba, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, MD Nidheesh, JP Duminy, Pat Cummins, Mustafizur Rahman, Pradeep Sangwan, Akila Dananjaya.