Defenders of the title The Mumbai Indians will start the Indian Premier League (IPL) season as favorites. The five-time champion MI will play Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2021 season opener on April 9 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, led by Rohit Sharma. The Mumbai Indians successfully defended their title in the IPL 2020, held in the United Arab Emirates, and strengthened their dominance in the domestic T20 league.
Since it didn’t make many changes to the squad before the auction, the MI side seems well-balanced. They did, however, make some attractive buys in the IPL 2021 Auction, strengthening their bench power.
The ability to win games in any condition is Mumbai’s greatest asset, and each player can win games independently. The team has a reputation for having significant match-winners who are the best in the business.
Power-hitters include Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, and Chris Lynn don’t need an introduction in Mahela Jayawardena’s team. These big hitters have proved their worth in international cricket frequently and will hope to do so again in this edition.
The star-studded fast bowling attack is the team’s greatest asset. Mumbai has one of the most potent pace attacks globally, thanks to international players like Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Adam Milne, and Nathan Coulter-Nile. The team has a potent mix of Indian pace bowlers, led by Dhawal Kulkarni, a senior domestic fast bowler.
The potent core of Indian players in Mumbai is the second significant power. No other team has such a strong number of Indian players as Mumbai.
The core of Indian players are Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Piyush Chawla, and Rahul Chahar.
If there is one area where Mumbai is falling behind this year, it is in their spin attack. Their main spinners, like Rahul Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Krunal Pandya, and Jayant Yadav, aren’t famous for bowling economically, which could be a concern for skipper Rohit Sharma on a pitch where his pace unit is struggling.
Mumbai will not be playing a single game at Wankhede Stadium, their home ground, maybe a cause of concern for them.
Rohit Sharma (C), Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Quinton de Kock, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav. Rahul Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Saurabh Tiwary, Mohsin Khan, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter Nile, Boult, Chris Lynn. Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Aditya Tare.
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Piyush Chawla, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Dhawal Kulkarni.
Mumbai Indians prediction:
According to the Mumbai Indians prediction 2021, they have won the trophy three times in the last four editions. As a result, the Rohit Sharma-led side will once again qualify for the play-offs, despite having some of the best T20 players in his squad. MI is a fantastic team because they can come back from any situation.