Mumbai Indians (MI)
MI is a popular Indian Premier League (IPL) team that has won the championship five times, making it the most successful team in the history of the league. MI is owned by India’s biggest conglomerate, Reliance Industries, and is led by one of the greatest cricketers of all time, Rohit Sharma. The team’s home ground is the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, and they are known for their aggressive brand of cricket and their ability to chase down big totals.
History of Mumbai Indians
The Mumbai Indians were founded in 2008 as one of the eight original teams in the IPL. The team was purchased by India’s biggest conglomerate, Reliance Industries, for $111.9 million, making it the most expensive team in the league at the time. The team’s first captain was former Indian skipper, Sachin Tendulkar, and they finished fifth in their debut season.
In the second season of the IPL, the Mumbai Indians finished second after losing to the Deccan Chargers in the final. However, they failed to make it to the playoffs in the next two seasons, finishing seventh and sixth, respectively. In 2011, MI made it to the playoffs but lost in the eliminator to the Kolkata Knight Riders.
In 2012, MI won their first IPL title under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, who had joined the team midway through the season. They defeated the Chennai Super Kings in a thrilling final by 23 runs. MI reached the playoffs again in 2013, but they were knocked out in the eliminator by the Rajasthan Royals.
In 2014, MI won their second IPL title after defeating the Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs in the final. They became the first team to win the IPL title twice. However, they failed to make it to the playoffs in the next two seasons, finishing fifth and seventh, respectively.
In 2017, MI won their third IPL title after defeating the Rising Pune Supergiant by one run in a thrilling final. They became the first team to win the IPL title three times. They successfully defended their title in 2018 by defeating the Chennai Super Kings by one run in another thrilling final. They became the second team after the Chennai Super Kings to win back-to-back IPL titles.
In 2019, MI won their fourth IPL title after defeating the Chennai Super Kings by one run in the final. They became the first team to win the IPL title four times. In 2020, MI won their fifth IPL title after defeating the Delhi Capitals by five wickets in the final. They became the first team to win the IPL title five times.
MI Current squad
The current squad of Mumbai Indians is a formidable one, with several world-class players in the lineup. The team is led by Rohit Sharma, who is one of the best batsmen in the world. He is supported by several other top batsmen, including Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, and Ishan Kishan. The team’s bowling attack is led by Jasprit Bumrah, who is one of the best fast bowlers in the world. He is supported by Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, and Kieron Pollard, among others.
The coaching staff of Mumbai Indians is led by head coach Mahela Jayawardene, who is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and a respected coach. He is supported by several other coaches, including bowling coach Shane Bond, batting coach Robin Singh, and fielding coach James Pamment.
Strategy and playing style
The Mumbai Indians are known for their aggressive brand of cricket and their ability to chase down big totals. The team’s playing style is built around