Mi Plans His Comeback Hardik Pandya In IPL 2024

As MI is planning to pay Gujarat Titans ₹15 crore to regain star India all-rounder Hardik Pandya in their lineup prior to IPL 2024, it’s probably a cash-only arrangement.

IPL 2024 Updtaes- Pandya In Negotiations With MI

Five-time Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) winners Mumbai Indians and all-rounder Hardik Pandya are in discussions for an unexpected return in what may be the most talked-about deal in league history. Pandya began his IPL career with MI in 2015. Several sources now state that MI and Pandya are in discussions for Pandya to rejoin the team, as they believe he has the potential to be a long-term captain.

The top all-rounder is expected to get ₹15 crore from MI in IPL 2024, hence the deal would probably only involve cash. Verification of whether the sale closes could only occur in the last few hours of Sunday’s trading day deadline.

Playing Under Rohit Sharma, Ambiguities In Next IPL Season

Whether it would include Pandya playing in the upcoming IPL for a year under Rohit Sharma is still unknown. With Rohit having just participated in a T20 World Cup semi-final last year, Pandya has been heading the Indian team in T20Is for the majority of 2023.

Furthermore, MI only has ₹5,00,000 on hand right now, therefore in order for the transaction to happen, they will need to surrender more than one major player. Pandya is valued at ₹15 crore, therefore if his chances of getting back to full fitness are poor, the Mumbai team may be forced to release a player like Ishan Kishan (₹15.25) or possibly Jofra Archer (₹8 crore). There have also been rumors that Cameron Green and another player are what Gujarat wants.

Downplaying Direct Trade

As the most successful captain in IPL history, having captained MI to five titles, sources have downplayed reports of a direct trade between Pandya and Sharma.

T20I Success and IPL Impact

After inspiring the Gujarat Titans to IPL glory in their inaugural season in 2022, Pandya’s T20I career took a turn for the better. They were the runners-up in the 2018 Indian Premier League after losing in a thrilling final against the Chennai Super Kings.

One of the most successful all-rounders in IPL history is Hardik. At a strike rate of 145 and an average of 30.38, he has amassed 2309 runs in 123 games. Despite missing two full seasons of bowling owing to injuries, he has amassed 53 wickets with the ball.

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