The Mumbai Indians team is considered to be a strong contender for the title in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021), starting from April 9.
Mumbai Indians team can put a hat-trick of titles this year (Photo: BCCI / IPL)
Like almost every time, the team of Mumbai Indians, captained by Indian star Salami Rohit Sharma, is a strong contender for the IPL title this time too. And why not, the league’s most successful team, which has won the title five times, has defended its title in the last season and this time is close to putting a hat-trick. Rohit’s team is adorned with star batsmen like Hardik Pandya, Karen Pollard as well as bowlers like Jaspreet Bumrah, making him a strong contender for victory this time.
Mumbai Indians won the title for the first time in the year 2013 under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. After this, he has won the IPL titles of 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020. This is the reason that Mumbai Indians is the most successful franchise of IPL. In February this year, he has included Jimmy Neesham, Piyush Chawla, Adam Milne, Nathan Kulper Nile, Yudhveer Charak, Marco Janson and Arjun Tendulkar. The team will play their first match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 9 at Chepauk Stadium in Chennai.
Mumbai Indians batting
The biggest strength of the team is its captain Rohit Sharma and the great batting of the team. Almost every batsman of the team is a match winner in itself. Indian stars such as Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya were now Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan will also come out with increased confidence with their debut at the international level. Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan, who have been steadily improving their game, have Kareen Pollard as their trump and foreign stars in the form of Quinton de Kock. Most of these players are experienced and are ready to shower on the team at any time. It is capable of reversing matches all on its own. It will be a challenge for all the teams to break this strong lieup.
Bowling of mumbai indians
Talking about the bowling of the team, it also looks very strong. The pair of Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah were a hit for the team. There is no break between Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Bolt, whether it is the early overs or the death overs. However, apart from these two, there is no strong fast bowler in the team’s bench strength. He has Dhawal Kulkarni, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter Nile and James Neesham.
Spin bowler left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya can curb runs but he is not adept at getting wickets. In such a situation, the responsibility of the spin department fell on the shoulders of young Rahul Chahar, who is considered to be the product of the IPL. Last year, the team had a shortage of experienced spinners, for which they included Piyush Chawla in the team this year. Piyush Chawla is at number three in terms of highest wicket in IPL.
Mumbai Indians team
Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwari, Aditya Tare, Kairan Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Suchit Roy, Jaspreet Bumrah, Trent Boult , Rahul Chahar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jayant Yadav and Mohsin Khan
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