Mumbai Indians (MI) are the joint-most successful Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise and have won 5 titles. Along with Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Mumbai have dominated proceedings in the cash-rich tournament of India and have left an indelible impression on the cricket lovers of this country.
As the business of a franchise tournament started increasing and evolving, Mumbai Indians, which is owned by Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has been increasing their business too. They now have teams in 4 major franchise leagues and have become a global brand.
Mumbai Indians have their franchises in the SA20 League, ILT20, IPL and the Abu Dhabi T10 League. Every team has a separate captain and is contributing to the legacy of this illustrious and prestigious franchise.
In this article, we take a look at the captains of the Mumbai Indians franchise across the different leagues in the world:
1. Hardik Pandya (Mumbai Indians)
The captain of Mumbai Indians (MI), Hardik Pandya will have to fill up huge shoes of captaincy. He replaced 5-time IPL winner, Rohit Sharma as the captain and received a lot of backlashes for it.
Nevertheless, he has been an integral part of the Mumbai team and was unearthed by the Ambanis in 2015. After playing for Mumbai Indians till IPL 2021, Pandya made a move to the new franchise, Gujarat Titans and played 2 seasons for them.
2. Kieron Pollard (MI Cape Town)
Rashid Khan was initially the captain of MI Cape Town but because of his injury, he will be missing the 2nd season of SA20 League. The franchise, MI Cape Town, will now be led by Kieron Pollard.
Kieron Pollard is not only the batting coach of Mumbai Indians in the IPL but is a long-serving servant of Mumbai Indians. He has played 189 matches for Mumbai Indians in the IPL and is considered as a legend of this team.
3. Nicholas Pooran (MI Emirates)
Hard-hitting batter Nicholas Pooran is the captain of MI Emirates. The Emirates had finished in the 3rd position in the ILT20 2023 and had registered 4 losses and 5 wins in 10 games.
Nicholas Pooran had a good season with the willow and had amassed 355 runs in 10 games and had an outstanding average of 50.71.
4. Harmanpreet Kaur (Mumbai Indians Women)
Captain of Mumbai Indians in the Women’s Premier League (WPL), Harmanpreet Kaur is a revolutionary figure in Indian women’s cricket. She had led Mumbai Indians to a title victory in the inaugural season of the WPL.
Kaur is also the all-format captain of the Indian women’s cricket team and is the 2nd-highest run-getter of India in ODIs with 3410 runs.