MI TEAM OVERVIEW
Mumbai Indians, the most successful IPL franchise to date winning 5 IPL trophies Is surely one of the strongest contenders for this year’s IPL edition as well. Their team looks extremely solid and is properly balanced with all bases covered.
Having a strong core and the strongest bench strength among all the franchises has been a major plus point for the team over the years and so is it this year as well. Moreover, a number of its players like Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Rahul Chahar getting their team India debuts this year adds to the experience and makes the team stronger
With Rohit Sharma as the first-choice opener and Quinton De Kock to partner him, the opening pair looks completely sorted out along with having another tempting option of Chris Lynn in case of any mid-season injuries.
To bat at number three they have another star in the form of Suryakumar Yadav who is in tremendous form and has also played quite a few matches for India which is just going to increase his confidence level for sure
The middle-order fairs with Ishan Kishan at number 4 along with having an option of switching Suryakumar’s and Ishan’s batting number.
Following them is the firepower of the Pandya brothers and Kieron Pollard along with the possibility of playing Jimmy Neesham, Jayant Yadav, or Piyush Chawla. Hardik though has looked a bit out of sorts in the recent past which might be an issue for the team as Hardik plays an extremely crucial role in providing a balance to the team.
Mumbai Indian’s bowling unit is arguably the strongest bowling unit in the tournament with Jasprit Bumrah leading the pack, several options include pacers like Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter Nile, and Marco Jansen who can also contribute with the bat.
Their main spinner is Rahul Chahar who has consistently proven himself and has also faired well whenever he has got to play for India as well.
Mumbai Indian’s performance in the first half of the IPL has been pretty decent and have been able to retain
their spot in the top 4. However they haven’t yet performed upto their standards.
A huge strength for Mumbai Indians is a very strong core and a very strong bench strength. The balance that the team has is tremendous and this is what takes the team to winning ways.
Each player contributes in all possible ways and is a match winner. The way the whole squad stays increases their synergy as well which increases team performance, as they say #OneFamily
The Mumbai Indians side is without a doubt the team with the least weaknesses. The spin bowling attack is not much power packed, only Rahul Chahar is a major spinner in the side otherwise their spinners aren’t the strongest. In this season a major weakness for Mumbai Indians might be the lack of Hardik Pandya’s form and his fitness to bowl.
PROBABLE STARTING 11
Rohit Sharma, Quinton De Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.
MUMBAI INDIAN’S SEASON SO FAR-
Most Runs – Rohit Sharma (250)
Highest Average – Kieron Pollard (168)
Highest Strike Rate – Kieron Pollard (171.43)
Most Wickets- Rahul Chahar (11)
Best Economy- Jasprit Bumrah (7.11)