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IPL 2018: 3 unsold players who could have helped MI qualify for playoffs

Big mistakes?
Big mistakes?
Apurva
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Modified 21 May 2018
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The disastrous start to the season cost Mumbai Indians a place in the playoffs this season. They fell at the final hurdle – losing to bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils by 11 runs.

The defending champions had a very strong squad going into the tournament and were tipped to be one of the favourites to win the title again. But they made far too many mistakes in the season, a trend that started at the auctions itself. 

Here are 3 players who could have helped MI reach the playoffs:

#3 David Wiese

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Mumbai Indian used their RTM card when Kieron Pollard was sold to Delhi Daredevils for 5.4 crores. The 31-year-old West Indian has not justified his price tag and has been surprisingly poor this season.

David Wiese would have been a good 2nd option as he’s been in good touch of late. The South African could have chipped in when Pollard was not able to do well and that would have got the West Indian charged up and got the better out of him as well.

They could have signed him as a replacement for Pat Cummins instead of Adam Milne.

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Published 21 May 2018, 14:01 IST
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