Squad Analysis of Mumbai Indians for the IPL 2018

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Mumbai Indians is one of the most successful teams in the IPL and have won the title thrice all under the captaincy of Hit man Rohit Sharma. They will be playing the first match of this IPL against CSK who are coming into the IPL after 2 years. Mumbai made some surprising decisions in the auction by leaving out star players like Harbhajan, Simmons, Mcclenaghan, Malinga and Parthiv Patel. They invested big bucks in youngsters by looking after the future and retained Rohit, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik before the auctions. So now let us Analyze the squad of Mumbai.

MI at Auction

Indian

Overseas

Players Bought

17

8

 

Amount Spent (Crores) Average Amount Spent (Crores)

Indian

57.35

3.37

Overseas

22

2.75

Total 79.35

3.174

Strengths

Rohit Sharma will be the main strength of the squad as he is the heart of Mumbai’s batting unit and take over the opposition with his destructive batting if he gets going. He has huge experience in T20’s so he will be once again trying to get best out of his team. His captaincy, field placements, and bowling changes have been fantastic over the years when he leads a side.

Akash Ambani brought Lewis for whopping 3.8 crores and he is known for his destructive batting who has 2 centuries in the shortest format of the game. He will be mostly opening the batting either with Rohit or Ishan.

They have the best All-rounders unit which includes Pandya Brothers, Pollard, Ben Cutting, and Duminy. Pollard has been the core member of the side from 2010 and played a vital role in the side in some crucial matches. Krunal has been the costliest buy for an uncapped player in IPL history and will have a huge responsibility who will be handy with his spin bowling apart from batting. Cutting and Duminy are another all-rounder and unlikely that these players will get many games in this season.

Strong Pace Unit: They have death overs specialist Bumrah who has rose heights in the international circuit in recent years. He will be leading the pace attack along with Mustafizur who played an important role in SRH clinching the title in 2016 with 17 wickets. Pat Cummins is also there to strengthen the squad who had a good outing in recent ashes and ODI’s against England.

Weakness

The spin department is weak for Mumbai as they have no big names in the squad. They brought Akila but don’t think so he will get a game as many as they can have only 4 overseas players in the playing eleven. Mostly youngster Rahul will be assisting Krunal in the spin department.

Weak in batting unit as they don’t have any players other than Rohit and Yadav who can stable the innings in the middle. Lad will get some matches in this season due to his stellar form in Ranji but he lacks experience and they don’t have big names in this section.

Opportunities

Ishan Kishan has a good platform to showcase his talent as he is the only Keeper in the squad apart from Tare. But he will be getting more games as the management has spent whopping 6.2 crores based on his impressive domestic performance. If he performs well with the bat and Keeping, he can be the next Wicket-keeper after Dhoni for India.

MI SQUAD

Batsmen

All-Rounders Bowlers
Indian

Rohit Sharma

Hardik Pandya Jasprit Bumrah

Suryakumar Yadav

Krunal Pandya

Rahul Chahar

Ishan Kishan TJ Dhillon

Pradeep Sangwan

Aditya Tare

MD Nidheesh Anukul Roy

Saurabh Tiwary

Mohsin Khan

Sharad Lumba

Mayank Markande

Siddesh Lad

Overseas

Evin Lewis

Kieron Pollard

Mustafizur Rahman

Ben Cutting

Pat Cummins
JP Duminy

Jason Behrendoff

Akila Dhananjaya

 

As a final say Batting is a little concern for the team and will be dependent more on Rohit and Lewis to score big. They invested more money in buying pace bowlers and All-rounders to strengthen the squad instead they could have put some emphasis on batting. Their spin attack is very weak. So all the responsibilities will be falling on the pacers and all-rounders to guide them home.

In my next blog, I will be doing the analysis of Rajasthan Royals Squad for the IPL 2018.

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They have a strong batting line including all rounders, especially Pandya.

This IPL Dhoni is back with his favourite yellow jersey and all IPL team also ready. let’s see who will be Winner of IPL 2018

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