IPL 2020 – Mumbai Indians

Hello everyone! we are only few days away for the kick start of what is going to be an absolute cricketing event.Today, we are gonna present you our take on the four time champion “ Mumbai Indians”.

Undoubtedly, Mumbai Indians is one of the most balanced side in the IPL. This team looks pretty strong in all the departments and it ain’t going to be easy to outplay them. Rohit Sharma who took charge as skipper in 2013 has impressed everyone with his amazing captaincy skills to win the maiden IPL trophy for Mumbai Indians. His ideas, decision making skills have contributed a lot in winning games for Mumbai Indians ..If we look at the statistics,they have this weird trend of losing games in the initial stage and then give a strong comeback in the must win matches. That sounds a bit strange , but that has been observed in most of the IPL seasons.

They’ve got abundant talent in the form of core players and some overseas biggies who are capable of snatching away the game from you in few overs. They’ve set new standards in the game irrespective of losing games in the initial stages.This team can give the opposite team nightmares and no wonder in saying they are the toughest team to defeat.

Batting:

Batting has always played a significant role in winning matches for Mumbai Indians. With Chris Lynn joining the side this year, will add more power to the top order. MI will either have to choose Quinton de Kock or Chris Lynn in the playing XI. In case Lynn opens the innings with Hitman, we can imagine how destructive they both can be. They would mostly look to capitalise the powerplay overs. If this pair gets going then it is gonna be a tough time for the opponent. We all know how Rohit sharma can shift the momentum once he crosses his fifty mark and Surya kumar yadav at number 3 would have a good opportunity to play a long innings in case they lose early wickets.

Ishan Kishan at number 4 will also have a good amount of time to build partnerships and take it to the end. Mumbai Indians have a very strong finishing order with Pandya brothers and Kieron pollard at number 7. They’ve got ample amount of batting options and have a strong batting lineup till number 7. Few young Indian lads Ankul roy and Anmolpreet singh might get chances in the initial stage of the league and Rohit could experiment by shuffling the batting order.

Bowling:

◦ MI has got good amount of Pace and Spin options, Malinga’s absence this season is going to be a huge blow for Mumbai Indians. We all know how devastating Malinga can be and his experience has contributed quite a lot for the bowling department. Undoubtedly, Jasprit Bumrah has been the triumph card for MI. He can give you few early breakthroughs in the powerplay overs with a decent economy rate. Mitchell McClenaghan on the other hand can also contribute in the initial overs along with Bumrah. Rahul chahar is going to be the X factor for MI due to the slow pitch conditions in UAE. These pitches are expected to have a good turn and the spinners are going to be benefited. Pandya brothers can also contribute in the middle overs and are capable of giving few breakthroughs. All in all with a decent bowling unit MI have all the abilities to restrict to a decent score.

Best playing XI:

Rohit Sharma(C)
Chris Lynn/Quinton de kock
Surya kumar Yadav
Ishan Kishan
Hardik Pandya
Krunal Pandya
Kieron Pollard
Mitchell McClenaghan
Rahul Chahar
Jasprit Bumrah
Trent Boult / James Pattinson

Player to watch out: Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma has played a pivot role in winning games for Mumbai Indians. He is by far the only captain to win the most number of IPL trophies(2013,2015,2017,2019). The way he led the team in all seasons was amazing and his captaincy is one of the biggest assets and the way he backs players will amuse you.Lets see how Mumbai Indians are gonna perform this season, Will they make it 5th time?