The most successful team in the history of the Indian Premier League doesn’t require to hinder the winning combination. The squad of Mumbai Indians covered all the basics in the last season, as the recent auction has done to strengthen the squad in case of any injury on the field.
The squad of Mumbai Indians is very settled and they know how to win big titles, and they don’t have any weak links in the squad. The inclusion of players courtesy of the IPL 2021 auction strengthen the power of Mumbai Indians for the upcoming season.
Here is the strongest playing 11 for Mumbai Indians:-
India’s opener across all three formats will open the inning, as the spot is perfect for Mumbaikar. Rohit Sharma is one of the greatest openers of all time, as he makes his name in the world cricket on the back of big hundreds. In IPL cricket, Rohit Sharma scored 5230 runs with an average of 31.32 at a strike rate of 130.62.
The last season was a bit unlucky for Rohit Sharma, as he got injured in the middle of the tournament and missed a lot of games. The upcoming season could be a season to remember for Rohit Sharma, as he is in sublime touch.
Quinton de Kock
The South African Left-hander Quinton de Kock had a great last season, as he scored a lot of runs in the 2020 season at top of the order. He provides Mumbai Indians with a great start in the powerplay.
In his IPL career, he played 66 games and scored 1959 runs with an average of 31.6 at a strike rate of 133.54. The South African stylish left-hander is a nightmare for the bowlers, as he has a wide range of strokes in the powerplay.
The No.1 batsman for Mumbai Indians in the 2020 season Suryakumar Yadav bat at the most important position in T-20 cricket. At No.3, he performed brilliantly under pressure. The talented batsman scored runs in the pressure situation against a good quality attack. He just batted out the opposition single-handedly in the last season.
He played 101 IPL games and scored 2024 runs at a strike rate of 134.57. Suryakumar Yadav has played some outrageous shots in T-20 cricket which stunned the great bowlers. The ability of Suryakumar Yadav is impeccable and he sets the standards for the younger generation.
The Jharkhand lad had a great last season in absence of Rohit Sharma at top of the order. He had a great partnership at the top with Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan has shown a great ability with some big hitting power. He hits the outrageous shots at every corner of the ground. In IPL cricket, he played 51 games and scored 1211 runs with an average of 28.83 at a strike rate of 136.84. Ishan Kishan has got some great skills to hit the ball out of the park, as he bats for long in the last season.
The big man with long levers needs no introduction in the Mumbai Indians lineup. The power of Pollard is supreme, as he can win you a game from any situation regardless of the run rate required. The magician Pollard has got some god-gifted power, as he just pushes and the ball sailed over the fielder’s head.
He played 164 IPL games and scored 3023 runs with an average of 29.93 at a strike rate of 149.88. The bowlers found themselves in a terrible position when this man takes the guard at the crease.
One of the greatest hitters of the cricket ball Hardik Pandya, he’s the star of the Mumbai Indians lineup in the slog overs. The duo of Pollard and Pandya is hard to match with any of the combinations, as these both sets a high standard in T-20 cricket. Hardik Pandya has got some terrific ability with the bat, as once he hits it stays hit.
Hardik Pandya has played 80 IPL games and scored 1349 runs with an average of 29.98 at a rapid strike rate of 159.27. The numbers are too good for a batsman who bats at No.6 in T-20 cricket.
Mumbai Indians have produced many all-rounders over the decade, and Krunal Pandya is one of those talented all-rounders spotted by Mumbai Indians. The ability of Krunal Pandya sometimes comes under the shadow of Pollard and Pandya, but he has got some great ability with both the bat and ball.
Krunal Pandya has played 71 IPL games and scored 1000 runs with an average of 24.39 at a great strike rate of 142.45 and with the ball he got 46 wickets and consumed runs with only 7.27 runs per over.
The young talented and brave-hearted spinner Rahul Chahar had a great last season with the ball. He bowled excellently under pressure in the middle overs and gave nothing to the batsman. In IPL cricket he has played 31 games and taken 30 wickets with a great economy rate of 7.47. Chahar has got the back of captain Rohit Sharma, as he encourages young men on the field.
New Zealand’s left arm quickly a key to success for Mumbai Indians in the initial overs. The thunderbolts of Trent Boult are hard to negate by the batsmen. He played only 48 games in IPL cricket and taken 63 wickets with a great average of 25.03 at an outstanding strike rate of 17.6
Trent Boult has got the habit of taking wickets upfront and nailed the yorkers at the death overs. The experience of New Zealanders is vital for Mumbai Indians in the coming season.
The great strategy by the management of Mumbai Indians, as the one weak links are now filled on the back of Adam Milne, the last season for Pattinson and Coulter-Nile was not gone what they both would have liked but the coming season will have the services of Adam Milne. New Zealand’s quicky has done well in T-20 cricket, as he can bowl at any stage of the game.
He played only 5 IPL games, but he has the talent to share the lineup with Boult and Bumrah. He played 108 T-20 games and taken 121 wickets with a good economy of 7.64.
India’s number 1 ranked bowler Jasprit Bumrah is the king of white-ball cricket, as he makes his name in world cricket with some consistent performances all around the globe. Jasprit Bumrah is the leader of the Mumbai Indians bowling attack. The temperament of Bumrah is hard to match on the field, as he got the calm composure head in the field despite going for runs. He is renowned as one of the greats yorker specialists.
He played 92 IPL games and taken 109 wickets with an average of 23.73 at a strike rate of 19.19. Bumrah’s economy is vital for Mumbai Indians, as he manages to contain runs on the field. The economy rate of 7.42 runs per over showed the dominance of Mumbai Indians in the slog overs, as they defend most of the targets.
Mumbai Indians has got the right balance for another successful season, as they got the perfect combination. They have got proper 5 bowlers with 2 more options in the name of Pollard and Pandya. The batting order is perfectly tuned as the number 7 position of Krunal Pandya showed the depth of Mumbai Indians.