Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) are all set to begin their campaign for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Mumbai Indians, the most successful team in IPL history (four titles) looks solid for this season as well.
Being the last year’s winners, Mumbai Indians will commence the season by playing the opening match against last edition’s runner-ups Chennai Super Kings. The two teams will lock horns at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium of Abu Dhabi on September 19, 2020.
Mumbai Indians: Team Overview
As earlier mentioned, this year’s Mumbai Indians side looks quite decent on-paper and is expected to live up to their name. Moreover, MI’s think-tank with names like Sachin Tendulkar, Mahela Jayawardena, Zaheer Khan, etc. also makes them a deadly side.
Mumbai Indians is undoubtedly one of the smartest franchises in the Indian Premier League. Their team-balance is always top-notch and looks quite similar this year as well. They bat deep with the help of all-rounders such as Kieron Pollard and the Pandya brothers. The brains of skipper Rohit Sharma is also a major plus for them.
Mumbai’s batting is top class, but when it comes to their bowling attack, that’s a big concern for them. MI’s most experienced bowler, Lasith Malinga also pulled out from the tournament. This spin bowling also looks quite inexperienced, which may haunt them in conditions like that of the UAE.
Mumbai Indians: Season Wise Performance
|Year||Captain||Result||Top Batsman||Runs||Top Bowler||Wickets||Win%|
|2019||Rohit Sharma||1st||Quinton de Kock||529||Jasprit Bumrah||19||68.75|
|2018||Rohit Sharma||5th||Suryakumar Yadav||512||Hardik Pandya||18||42.86|
|2017||Rohit Sharma||1st||Parthiv Patel||395||Jasprit Bumrah||20||70.59|
|2016||Rohit Sharma||5th||Rohit Sharma||489||Mitchell McClenaghan||17||50.00|
|2015||Rohit Sharma||1st||Lendl Simmons||540||Lasith Malinga||24||62.50|
|2014||Rohit Sharma||4th||Lendl Simmons||394||Lasith Malinga||16||46.67|
|2013||Ricky Ponting/Rohit Sharma||1st||Rohit Sharma||538||Harbhajan Singh||24||68.42|
|2012||Harbhajan Singh||4th||Rohit Sharma||433||Lasith Malinga||22||58.82|
|2011||Sachin Tendulkar||3rd||Sachin Tendulkar||553||Lasith Malinga||28||62.50|
|2010||Sachin Tendulkar||2nd||Sachin Tendulkar||618||Harbhajan Singh||17||68.75|
|2009||Sachin Tendulkar||7th||JP Duminy||372||Lasith Malinga||18||35.71|
|2008||Sachin Tendulkar/Harbhajan Singh/Shaun Pollock||5th||Sanath Jayasuriya||518||Ashish Nehra||12||50.00|
Mumbai Indians: Team Stats
- Most Runs: Rohit Sharma (4001)
- Most 100s: Sachin Tendulkar, Sanath Jayasuriya, Lendl Simmons, Rohit Sharma, Andrew Symonds, Quinton De Kock (1 each)
- Most 50s: Rohit Sharma (27)
- Best Batting Average: Lendl Simmons (40.51)
- Best Strike Rate: Hardik Pandya (154.78)
- Most 6s: Kieron Pollard (176)
- Highest Individual Score: Andrew Symonds (117*)
- Most Wickets: Lasith Malinga (170)
- Best Bowling Figures: Alzarri Joseph (6/12)
- Most 4-Wicket Hauls: Lasith Malinga (6)
- Most 5 Wicket Hauls: Lasith Malinga (1)
Here is the List of Mumbai Indians IPL 2020 fixtures, venues and match timings
|DATE & DAY||MATCH||TIME (IST)||VENUE|
|September 19, Saturday||Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|September 23, Wednesday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|September 28, Monday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|October 1, Thursday||Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|October 4, Sunday||Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||3.30 PM||Sharjah|
|October 6, Tuesday||Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals||7.30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|October 11, Sunday||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals||7.30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|October 16, Friday||Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|October 18, Sunday||Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab||7.30 PM||Dubai|
|October 23, Friday||Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians||7.30 PM||Sharjah|
|October 25, Sunday||Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians||7.30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|October 28, Wednesday||Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7.30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|October 31, Saturday||Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians||3.30 PM||Dubai|
|November 3, Tuesday||Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||7.30 PM||Sharjah|
Mumbai Indians: 2020 Auction Buys and Trades
Even before the auctions, the Mumbai-based franchise got highly active and traded several players from different franchises. They roped in Trent Boult, Dhawal Kulkarni, and Sherfane Rutherford to their side.
At the auctions, they made an absolute steal after buying the Australian opener Chris Lynn for the base price of INR 2 cr. Apart from Lynn, Nathan Coulter-Nile (INR 8 cr) was their another major buy. MI also bought domestic players like Saurabh Tiwary (INR 50 lac), Mohsin Khan (INR 20 lac), Digvijay Deshmukh (INR 20 lac), and Prince Balwant Rai for INR 20 lac.
Mumbai Indians Full Squad for IPL 2020
Rohit Sharma, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Sherfane Rutherford, Surya Kumar Yadav, Trent Boult, James Pattinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, and Mohsin Khan