5 overseas stars that played only 1 season in Mumbai Indians. Indian Premier League winners of 5 time Mumbai Indians have signed some of the biggest names in world cricket. All over the last 13 years. MI is one of the few franchises to have been a part of the IPL. They started their journey in 2008, with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Robin Uthappa, DJ Bravo, and Harbhajan Singh in the squad.
Also, players still over the years like Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Ambati Rayudu, Lendl Simmons, Mitchell McClenaghan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Mitchell Johnson, and several others with Mumbai Indians. There have been some popular overseas cricketers who could represent the Mumbai Indians. Also, in only one season of the Indian Premier League.
5 overseas stars that played only 1 season in Mumbai Indians
Ricky received a contract from the Mumbai Indians at the Indian Premier League Auction 2013. He was soon named the captain of the team. However, he could not perform at his best while playing for the Mumbai Indians. After failing to impress with the bat in the first six matches. Ricky Ponting releases himself from the MI playing XI. Also, handed over the captaincy to Rohit Sharma. Mumbai Indians did not retain him in their IPL 2014 squad.
Aaron Finch #2
Aaron Finch joined the Mumbai Indians in 2015. He played three matches for the franchise. Finch picked up an injury while playing for MI in a match against Rajasthan Royals. He did not play again for the Mumbai Indians after that injury. In 2016, the Finch became a member of the Gujarat Lions squad.
Shaun Pollock had a decent record as the captain. Mumbai Indians won three of the four games they played under his leadership. He played 13 matches for MI in IPL 2008. Also, scoring 147 runs and picking up 11 wickets. Pollock did not play another match in the Indian Premier League. After the first season.
Herschelle is the second South African player to feature on this list. Gibbs played for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League 2012. Gibbs shone on his MI debut with a match-winning half-century for the team. He played for the team but could only score 15 more runs. Gibbs’ strike rate was 92.04 in those three matches. The Mumbai Indians decided against including him in the playing XI for future games.
Krishmar Santokie made his Indian Premier League debut for the Mumbai Indians in 2014. Santokie played two matches for the Mumbai-based franchise. He managed to take wickets for the team. Also, his rate was more than 11 runs per over. As a result, the West Indian star did not get more chances to play for MI.