IPL Team Watch: Mumbai Indians start as favorites

IPL is into its 13th year and we have seen it grow right from 2008. The quality of players, games has changed considerably. There are many teams who started pretty badly when IPL began but as the seasons and madness grew, they put their foot on the pedal and showed everyone they are here to rule. One such team is Mumbai Indians, the most successful team in the competition. Lets look at the Mumbai Indians squad.

A team that didnt do anything for the first 5 years was surprising to many. A team that had Sachin Tendulkar couldn’t win anything was beyond anyone’s imagination.

Mumbai Indians squad

2013 was the breakthrough year for this team and since then there was no looking back. Rohit Sharma has become the face of Mumbai Indians in no time….

IPL is just over 3 months away and let us see how Mumbai Indians have shaped up this season.

Mumbai Indians’ Squad


Rohit Sharma, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn , Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Mohsin Khan, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Aditya Tare

They had quite a good squad last season but they have bolstered it even further this year. Bringing in Chris Lynn will give plenty of problems to the opposition. They have a plethora of openers to choose from. Quinton De Kock, Rohit Sharma, Chris Lynn, Ishan Kishan. All of them can turn the game on its head in a matter of 2 overs.

Mumbai’s middle order is what makes them the best. Surya Kumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik and Krunal Pandya. We all know how good all of them are and what they are capable of. Pollard has been the go to man for Rohit Sharma for several years now. Hardik Pandya is the most valuable player in this side currently after Rohit Sharma.

When we look at the bowling, they have the best resources at their disposal. If there is someone on whose performance you can bet your life on then it is Jasprit Bumrah. The best in the business. Their foreign recruits are amazing too. Lasith Malinga who bowls yorkers whenever he wishes to has been a loyal servant of this side for 7-8 seasons now. Trent Boult was another smart pick at the auctions. They can rotate him at the games where there is something in for the pacers. Mumbai Indians squad start as favorites.

Predicted Lineup

Overall if we look at the ideal line up this season for Mumbai Indians then it has to be as follows. Here is the Mumbai Indians squad:

Quinton De Kock
Rohit Sharma
Ishan Kishan
Surya Kumar Yadav
Krunal Pandya
Hardik Pandya
Kieron Pollard
Rahul Chahar
Dhawal Kulkarni
Lasith Malinga
Trent Boult

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