Mumbai Indians (MI) are one of the most successful teams in Indian Premier League as they have won the tournament thrice in 2013, 2015 and 2017. Only Chennai Super Kings have won the IPL tournaments thrice other than MI.
MI had a disappointing last season as they started last year’s IPL as the defending champions but they failed to even qualify for the playoffs. The Mumbai based franchise has traded in Quinton de Kock from Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Mumbai Indians had bought Yuvraj Singh for Rs 1 crore in a last-minute buy while they have bought Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga at his base price of Rs 2 crore. The team had also bought Barinder Singh Sran at Rs 3.4 crore, Anmolpreet Singh at Rs 80 lakhs and Pankaj Jaiswal and Rasikh Salam for Rs 20 lakhs each.
The team have retained most of its players for the IPL 2019. Mumbai Indians will start their IPL 2019 campaign against Delhi Capitals on March 24.
Here’s a briefing of Mumbai Indians franchise for IPL 12:
- Purse: Rs 11.15 crore
- Remaining: Rs 3.55 crore
- Squad Size: 24
- Captain: Rohit Sharma
- Players Bought: Barinder Singh Sran, Yuvraj Singh, Lasith Malinga, Anmolpreet Singh, Pankaj Jaiswal, Rashikh Salam.
- Players Retained: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Kieron Pollard, Evin Lewis, Ben Cutting, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff, Quinton de Kock
Mumbai Indians’ biggest strength in IPL 2019 is their all-rounders. With the likes of Pandya brothers, Ben Cuttings and Kieron Pollard Mumbai Indians have a very strong all-rounder lineup in their side. MI have also bought Yuvraj Singh whose experience with the ball and bat could prove to be a lethal weapon for Mumbai Indians.
Evin Lewis, Anmolpreet Singh and Quinton de Kock can be considered to open the batting for Mumbai Indians as the MI skipper was seen letting the youngsters go ahead of him to bat in the last season of IPL. Suryakumar Yadav who had a magnificent last season can also bat at any desired order and with the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Ishan Kishan, Aditya Tare the team is capable of scoring huge targets and also can chase them.
The pace bowling attack for Mumbai Indians would be led by the retained players Jasprit Bumrah, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff. While the team would get a benefit in their pace attack after buying players like Rasikh Salam, Lasith Malinga, Barinder Sran to their side.
Among spinners, Krunal Pandya, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Jayant Yadav will charge the batsmen with their spin attack.