Mumbai Indians are the big money side of the IPL, they are a team that are expected to bring the title home every Season and are particularly impressive in pressure Situations.
Rohit Sharma will be hoping that Mumbai Indians, who failed to capitalize in crunch situations last Season will put their newly acquired Experienced players to use.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) December 18, 2018
So Here’s a look at the whole Mumbai Indians squad. Players with a * symbol were bought this Season.
Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff, Quinton de Kock*(Traded), Lasith Malinga*, Anmolpreet Singh*,Barinder Sran *,Pankaj Jaiswal*,Yuvraj Singh*,Rasikh Salam*
Indian Core- One of the things that stands out with Mumbai Indians is that they aren’t dependent on their Foreign players heavily, their core is primarily four Indian International players in Captain Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya. Not only these 4 players but their dependency on Young Indian talents, like the likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, and Mayank Markande really encapsulates the spirit and the Goal of the Indian Premier League, which is to primarily promote Indian Talent
Brothers of Destruction- The Pandya brothers are really the X-factor for Mumbai Indians, Impact bowlers, Impact Batsmen and excellent fielders. They both are worth their weight in Gold and if they come Good, Mumbai usually gets over the line. Hardik is a mainstay in all three formats for India now while Krunal is making his name in the T20I format. It’s heartening to see two discoveries of the IPL becoming world beaters and these brothers are becoming Mumbai’s biggest strength.
Latecomers- Mumbai Indians year after year have become infamous for taking a good 6-7 games to get into their rhythm. It usually works out well for them and in the second half of the tournament, they have won a good 5-6 games on the trot to make the playoffs multiple times. Last year their slow start came back to haunt them in the latter stages. With the experience of Yuvraj Singh and Lasith Malinga this Season, the management will need to emphasize on starting extremely well in the 2019 edition of the IPL and for a side who’s had the same core players, they surprisingly take extremely long to figure out their Playing XI
Lack of experienced Spinners – RCB’s Mumbai Indians discovered a hidden gem in Mayank Markande last year and it bore dividends. But, towards the latter half of the tournament, batsman started figuring out the young Punjabi Leg-Spinner. Markande has Krunal Pandya for the company, who is a talented off-spinner but with the tournament often being touted as a Leg-Spinner’s gold mine MI have certainly not invested enough in this department. Youngster Rahul Chahar may come good but then again, there is no real experience.
Probable Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Quinton De Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Keiron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah, Mayank Markande