As the Indian Premier League (IPL) is around the corner, everyone is expecting full of entertainment throughout the season.
All the franchise have started preparing hard to give their best shot. Mumbai Indians are one of them. They are one of the most followed teams in India and last year they ended in the 5th position of the points table. This year, they will try to do better. Like every year, Mumbai Indian have a strong balanced team this year.
Right from the openers to middle order and bowling order – they are full of star-studded players like Rohit Sharma, Ben Cutting, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Jason Behendroff, Adam Milne etc.
Here are the 4 most important players who could play a crucial role for Mumbai Indians in this year’s IPL:
The captain of Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma is undoubtedly one of the most important parts of the team. He led the team three times to the final. He is one of the dangerous players who can give a flying start to his team as well as to help them in chasing.
He has scored 4493 runs so far and has 3 IPL titles in his name. However, his presence in the team always gives them extra strength. With IPL 2019 just 2 days away, it will be interesting to see how the team performs this year after last year’s embarrassing performance.
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Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock has been in a formidable form in the ODIs this year. He has scored 4 half-centuries and one century in the last 6 innings. Though Playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) last year in IPL, he couldn’t do well.
This ex-RCB player has the ability to damage the opponent. He can be a key player of Mumbai Indians (MI) in this season if he gets the chance in the playing XI.
Jasprit Bumrah is currently one of the best bowlers in the bowlers in the world. He is one of the best death bowlers in the limited overs cricket as well. His deadly yorkers trouble the batsman in every game. With his presence, Mumbai Indian’s pace attack is quite strong from the other teams.
Bumrah is captain’s go-to bowler. He has the ability to take wickets in the most crucial times. He has displayed his brilliance many times before and plays a key role in the team. He has the ability to turn the table single-handedly. However, this year’s IPL will play a big role as well prior to the mega event – the ICC World Cup.
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Apart from Rohit Sharma and Jaspreet Bumrah, the other player who will play a crucial role for the team is none other than Mayank Markande; who recently made his debut for India in the T20I games.
For him, it was the dream which started with Ambati Rayudu’s wicket at the Wankhede Stadium in the last year’s IPL season opener against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). After two overs, he picked up the wicket of MS Dhoni, the captain of CSK and finished his debut IPL match with a brilliant figure of 3/23 in four his overs spell.
He had scalped 15 wickets in 14 matches in the last season for Mumbai Indians. His impressive bowling made the owners retain him this year as well. The 21-year-old has done an incredible job for his state team Punjab in the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy as he finished the tournament as the highest wicket-taker of Punjab, with 29 wickets in six matches. He will try to continue his formidable form in the IPL as well.