The most successful team in the Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians, is one of the pioneers of the tournament and a team that holds one of the biggest fan bases in the nation.
The five-time champions will feature a new-look side which will include an intriguing combination of youngsters, veterans and players who have been vital forces in the domestic T20 circuit.
The team led by Rohit Sharma had a rather mediocre outing in the last season, finishing 5th in the points table and missing the top four finish on the virtue of a lower net-rate. The current Indian skipper would be hoping to make a comeback this season and lead his side to a record 6th title win.
The ℂ𝕠𝕝𝕠𝕦𝕣𝕤, the 𝐁𝐚𝐝𝐠𝐞, the 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗲 of मुंबई! 💙— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) March 12, 2022
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Mumbai Indians at the IPL 2022 auction
The auction started off quietly for the Mumbai Indians but the management went on an all-out attack at the closing stages to pick up great talents in their side. The acquisition included the U19 fame Dewald Brevis also famously known as baby ABD.
The English spearhead Jofra Archer and Singaporean all-rounder Tim David were the other two big buys by the franchise.
The 23-year old wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan managed to create history at the auction by becoming the most expensive Indian wicket-keeper to be bought in the history of the tournament after fetching a mammoth deal of 15.25 cr.
I’m coming home @mipaltan 💙 pic.twitter.com/PBDAxPfZD7— Ishan Kishan (@ishankishan51) February 12, 2022
# Ishan was also the most expensive player in the IPL 2022 auction.
Mumbai Indians IPL stats
Title wins: 5
Year: 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020
Highest run-getter for MI (active): Rohit Sharma (4714)
Highest wicket-taker for MI (active): Jasprit Bumrah (133)
Highest individual score for MI (active): Rohit Sharma (109)
Mumbai Indians schedule for IPL 2022
|Date||Fixture||Time (In IST)||Venue|
|March 27||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|April 2||Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals||3:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|April 6||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||MCA Stadium – Pune|
|April 9||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||MCA Stadium – Pune|
|April 13||Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings||7:30 PM||MCA Stadium – Pune|
|April 16||Mumbai Indians vs Lucknow Super Giants||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|April 21||Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|April 24||Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|April 30||Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|May 6||Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|May 9||Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|May 12||Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|May 17||Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||7:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|May 21||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
Mumbai Indians IPL 2022 squad
Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishan Kishan, Ramandeep Singh, Rahul Buddhi, Hrithik Shokeen, Arjun Tendulkar, Aryan Juyal, Fabian Allen, Dewald Brevis, Basil Thampi, M Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Tilak Varma, Sanjay Yadav, Riley Meredith, Mohd Arshad Khan, Anmolpreet Singh
Mumbai Indians best playing Xl
Rohit Sharma (C)
Ishan Kishan (WK)
The Mumbai Indians have their top three intact and the presence of Kieron Pollard in the middle is likely to help maintain the supremacy in the batting. Tim David is another hard striker of the ball and if he along with Pollard gets going then there is probably no bowling unit that can stop them.
Their spin attack is rather inexperienced at the highest level and the whole attack is likely to revolve around the spearhead Bumrah. Daniel Sams and Tymal Mills will definitely provide some experience and variety but they have been very expense in the shortest format and that may turn out to be a problem for Rohit Sharma considering how friendly the batting conditions will be.
The side is solid in terms of their batting, however their bowling is likely to be dependent on one player and for that reason we feel they might just fall short of making it to the play-offs this time around. However, with the return of Jofra Archer in the next season, the story is expected to completely change.
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