IPL 2022 retention: Mumbai Indians must hold on to Rohit Sharma, Bumrah,Pollard and Ishan, says Irfan Pathan


As the franchises prepare to finalize the list of players for the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2022, former Indian pacemaker Irfan Pathan believes the Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma, West India batsman Kieron Pollard, India Pacer Jasprit Bumrah and Ishan Kishan. have to keep. Ahead of the mega-auction of players for IPL 2022, Irfan Pathan revealed his decisions that could make it onto the Mumbai Indians' retention list.

"Rohit Sharma number 1, Jasprith Bumrah number 2, number 3 Kieron Pollard and number 4, I am very clear about that, Ishan Kishan. He is 23 years old and has shown insight into what he can do and achieve. He is a solid hitter when it comes to having a left hand batsman on top and you can definitely invest in him as he will have a good level of cricket for at least 10 years, Ishan Kishan said Irfan on the Star Sports Show 'Game Plan - IPL Retention Special'.

Irfan said RCB is sure to keep Virat Kohli and Australia's destructive batsman Glenn Maxwell. However, he said that RCB management will have an issue with the other two players on the retention list.

"Of course, when it comes to the auction, they'll be looking for a leader, that's for sure. The guys I think they're going to be looking for ties, Virat Kohli definitely number 1, Maxwell number 2. I think the other two guys I'd like to keep because it's a little difficult, one because there are people like Devdutt Paddikal, Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, and Harshal Patel, who for them was a Purple Patel, so a consistent performer Of these four, I'd go for both Chahal and Siraj because they offer different bowling skills. He can give you the new ball and he can give you these Yorkers at the same time. Yes, Harshal Patel will, too big talking point but if RCB think he has the ability to do really well on a regular basis at Chinnaswamy Stadium then they could choose Harshal Patel instead of Siraj, "he said.

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Irfan predicted that Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler would have to be on the Rajasthan Royals' retention list. "Sanju Samson, second number will be Jos Buttler because he was in fantastic shape, one of the best hitters especially when it comes to white ball cricket-keeper batsman who can beat the order up and down," said Irfan.

"The other guy, people might be tempted to go to Ben Stokes because he's a wonderful all-rounder, but I think I would put Jofra Archer in the same category as Jasprit Bumrah because you don't find many bowlers like that. So, me definitely I want Rajasthan Royals to keep Jofra Archer and the fourth, I am very tempted for Yashasvi Jaiswal because he is a young man who has shown a lot of potential and could be invested in, "he added.