IPL 2023 : Mumbai Indians Latest Team Updates

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IPL 2023 : Mumbai Indians Latest Team Updates
IPL 2023 : Mumbai Indians Latest Team Updates

Mumbai Indians, also known as MI, is a professional Twenty20 cricket team that competes in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The team is based in the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra and is owned by India’s biggest conglomerate, Reliance Industries. The Mumbai Indians have established themselves as one of the most successful teams in the IPL, having won the tournament five times, which is the most by any team. The team is captained by the Indian cricketing legend, Rohit Sharma, who has been leading the side since 2013. With a strong fan following and an impressive track record, the Mumbai Indians are expected to once again be a formidable force in the IPL 2023 season. In this article we will talk about Mumbai Indians latest team updates.

Mumbai Indians performance in IPL 2023 Mega Auction

Mumbai Indians retained four players ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. They bought 21 players in the mega auction to complete their 25-member squad. They retained Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav and Kieron Pollard ahead of the mega auction. The management was successful in winning back a big chunk of their first-choice playing XI from the last couple of years. In the end, Mumbai Indians remained quite similar to what they have been all these seasons.

Mumbai Indians performance in IPL 2022 Mega Auction
Mumbai Indians performance in IPL 2022 Mega Auction

MI entered the auctions with extreme patience on Day 1 and bought only four players. Mumbai Indians executed the most expensive buy at the IPL 20222 Mega auction. They spent a whooping ₹15.25 crore for young wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan. On second day, they bought 17 players to fill the quota of 25 players. .

Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav and Kieron Pollard have formed the foundation of Mumbai Indians’ success for the last few seasons. After the 2022 auction, there has not been much change in the squad. The same old players are expected to carry greater responsibilities for MI.

Mumbai Indians IPL 2022 Complete Squad

Mumbai Indians IPL 2022 Complete Squad
Mumbai Indians IPL 2022 Complete Squad

Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan, Dewald Brevis, Basil Thampi, Murugan Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, N Tilak Varma, Sanjay Yadav, Jofra Archer, Daniel Sams, Tymal Mills, Tim David, Riley Meredith, Mohd. Arshad Khan, Anmolpreet Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Rahul Buddhi, Hrithik Shokeen, Arjun Tendulkar, Aryan Juyal, Fabian Allen

IPL 2023 : Mumbai Indians Squad Analysis

Batsmen :

Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan
Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan

Mumbai Indians have kept their batting order almost same. They just lost De Kock. However, there will be no problems because Rohit and Ishan will open for MI. They will be followed by SKY, who is best at his position. Pollard is there at the death from the beginning of IPL.

Wicketkeepers :

IPL 2022 : Mumbai Indians Squad Analysis - Ishan Kishan
IPL 2022 : Mumbai Indians Squad Analysis – Ishan Kishan

Quinton De Kock had been keeping the wickets for Mumbai. Now it is expected that young wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan will don the gloves for MI. He is a skillful keeper who has already taken this responsibility for MI in the past.

All-Rounders :

Mumbai Indians wishes Happy Birthday to The Big Man "Kieron Pollard"
Mumbai Indians wishes Happy Birthday to The Big Man “Kieron Pollard”

Kieron Pollard is there but we have to admit that Mumbai will miss Hardik Pandya. A lot is expected from Tim David, taking into consideration his price tag. This is an area which might create problems for MI because it has lost their two experienced all-rounders, that is Hardik and Krunal Pandya.

Bowlers :

Jasprit Bumrah - IPL 2021 Top 10 contenders for Purple Cap
Jasprit Bumrah – IPL 2021 Top 10 contenders for Purple Cap

Mumbai Indians have bought Jofra Archer at the mega auction. However, it is confirmed that he will not play in this season of IPL. In his absence, the bowling attack comprises of Bumrah alone. MI has also lost Trent Boult and Rahul Chahar. Daniel Sams has to blend himself in the playing XI.

Mumbai Indians IPL 2023 Squad Preview

Mumbai Indians strategy for the IPL 2022 Mega auction was quite clear. They enter the auction with a long sighted view. The management just wanted to build a fundamental squad for the next five years. In the end, MI succeeded to a great extent in achieving their aim.

Mumbai Indians Probable Playing XI for IPL 2023

  1. Rohit Sharma (C)
  2. Ishan Kishan (WK)
  3. Suryakumar Yadav
  4. Tilak Verma
  5. Kieron Pollard
  6. Tim David
  7. Sanjay Yadav
  8. Daniel Sams
  9. Murugan Ashwin
  10. Tymal Mills
  11. Jasprit Bumrah