The Champions Are Back For Their Fourth Whistle
Mumbai Indians, one of the most valuable and fan followed IPL team, is all set to play their 11th IPL season.It is also considered one of the most consistent IPL team along with Chennai Super Kings. Mumbai Indians won the tournament 3 times(2013,15 and 17), became the first IPL team to do so. Also they are the first team to secure 100 IPL wins. Nita Ambani and Mukesh Ambani owned team plays their home matches at Wankhede Stadium,Mumbai.The team also registered 3 playoffs and secured a runners up spot.
Mumbai, in their auction made some decent bids on players. They retained 6 of their previous year players. Captain Rohit Sharma, all rounder Hardik Pandya and pacer Jasprith Boomrah were recruited before the auction. Later they brought Pollard and Krunal Pandya through RTM. Siddhesh Lad is the 6th player to be part of the team. Mumbai is one of the tournament favorites due to their world class batting line up. Rohit Sharma was impressive with the Mumbai in their previous seasons. He is capable of demolishing any bowling order. Ishan Kishan or Evin Lewis may accompany him. Both are perfect partners for him. Ishan Kishan was impressive in his domestic seasons. Evin Lewis one of the most aggressive player who will be a perfect replacement for Simmons.The top order will be safe with these players. They also have one of the best middle order players in the season. Surya Kumar Yadav, JP Duminy and Saurabh Tiwary are capable of making some good knocks on their day. Duminy's previous collaboration with the team had some positive results. Saurabh Tiwary is capable of increasing teams run rate at any stage. Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya can make their day with bowling or batting. They are capable of turning the match with their biggies. Krunal Pandya will also make some good performance with his all round performance. Left arm seamers, Mustafizur Rahman, Jason Behrendroff and Pradeep Sangwan were the good pics for the team.They are capable of destroying any world class batting order.Pat Cummins will be an added advantage for the bowling order. The Australian pacer was impressive in this season. He can control the run flow in the last overs, and capable of thrashing any batting order. Fast bowler duo of Mohsin Khan and M.D. Nidheesh was impressive in their domestics. It is an perfect opportunity for the under-19 left-arm spinner Anukul Roy, Punjab leg-spinner Mayank Markande to show their bowling magics to the selectors. Rohit Sharma and head coach will get some confusions while selecting the openers and wicket keeper. The Mumbai can kiss their fourth title if the all rounders made some good knocks in the tournament.