Mumbai Indians endured a tough campaign in 2016 as they failed to qualify for the play-offs despite having a strong squad. The Mumbai outfit however kept faith in their set of players and retained 20 players from 2016, the most by any teams in the league.
Rohit Sharma and Co added seven players to their squad ahead of the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League, with former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson being the biggest name. He, along with Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah would form a potent pace attack. In case Malinga and Johnson are unable to sustain their fitness through the duration of the tournament, the likes of Tim Southee and Mitchell McClenaghan will serve as excellent back-up options.
The Indians also bolstered their spin department with the addition of Karn Sharma, but with Harbhajan Singh not being in the best of form, that could be one department where the Mumbai side could be found wanting.
Mumbai Indians are extremely blessed in the batting department with Rohit, Jos Buttler, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Saurabh Tiwary providing a plethora of options. Not to forget quality all-rounders like Hardik and Krunal Pandya and Asela Gunaratne who would be expected to make valuable contributions with both bat and ball.
Once again, Mumbai Indians have one of the most balanced squads in the league and with them playing all their matches at the Wankhede stadium this time around, Rohit Sharma and Co will hope to at least make the play-offs in 2017.
Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons, Vinay Kumar, Parthiv Patel, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Jagadeesha Suchith, Hardik Pandya, Jos Buttler, Tim Southee, Jitesh Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia, Saurabh Tiwary, Nicholas Pooran, Mitchell Johnson, Karn Sharma, Asela Gunaratne, Krishnappa Gowtham, Kulwant Khejroliya.
Published Date: Apr 03, 2017 07:14 pm | Updated Date: Apr 05, 2017 02:48 pm