Vivo IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians | IPL T20 Teams:
As the 11th season of Indian Premier League abbreviated so IPL is just around the corner, cricket fans are leaving no stones unturned to know about each and every detail about their favorite teams as well as players. In India, cricket is the most loved sport and whenever there is a match either its a T-20, ODI, Champions Trophy, World Cup or IPL, the craze for each match can be seen flooding around the country.
Indian Premier Leauge which is also known as Vivo Indian Premier Leauge is a professional Twenty-Twenty cricket league in India which is contested during April to May every year by teams representing Indian cities. Total eight teams compete in the league named Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Sunrise Hyderabad. The team that took the trophy home in the last season was Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians is a franchise cricket team representing Mumbai city of Maharashtra in IPL (Indian Premier League).
The team Mumbai Indians was sold to India’s biggest company, Reliance Industries (RIL) for $111.9 million through its 100% subsidiary IndiaWin Sports Pvt. Ltd, making it the most expensive team to be sold in the league. RIL is owned by Mukesh Ambani for a period of 10 years. The home ground of Mumbai Indians is the Wankhede Stadium. Mumbai Indians is the most successful team in IPL as they are the team which has won the maximum IPL trophies. In 2013 they won their first IPL title against Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs in final, then in 2015, they won their second IPL title after defeating Chennai Super Kings once again by 41 runs in the final and became the third team to win more than one IPL trophies. In the year, 2017 Mumbai Indians won their third IPL title by defeating Rising Pune Supergiant by 1 run in the final match and became the first team to win three IPL trophies.
Team Mumbai Indians is currently captained by Rohit Sharma and Mahela Jayawardene has been appointed as the head coach of Mumbai Indians. The leading wicket-taker of the team is Lasith Malinga while the leading run scorer of the team is Rohit Sharma. Mumbai Indians have changed many home grounds in the past few years like for two IPL seasons they played their home games at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai and in the third season they played there all seven games at Brabourne Stadium and won six out of seven home ground matches of that season. The team now plays their home games at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai which is named after former BCCI President S.K.Wankhede and has more than 30,000 seating capacity.
When the team Mumbai Indians was formed they were the most watched team on television in the first and last season of the IPL with a total of 239 million viewers. The motto of the team Mumbai Indians is “Duniya Hila Denge Hum…”, which translates to “We will rock the world”. The first anthem of the team was based on this motto, wherein the Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan was roped in for a promotional video campaign. The team logo is the Sudarshan Chakra (or Razor) as initially the name of the team was supposed to be “Mumbai Razors” before Sachin Tendulkar suggested to keep it Mumbai Indians. The current theme song of the team Mumbai Indians is the famous “Ala Re”. But after every boundary by the team or when they take a wicket, a fan-made song titled “Akkha Mumbai Khelega” is played by the stadium disc jockey.
The team’s primary color is blue with silver stripes on either side of the jersey. The team colors were almost the same in 2008 and 2009, with Idea as the principal sponsor, except for the color shade and additional sponsors. In 2010, a new kit with golden stripes was unveiled. In 2011, kit used in 2010 is being used with Hero Honda as the main sponsor. The 2011 jersey also has three gold stripes going towards the back on the side of the jersey for the new players in the team. From the start of IPL in 2008 till 2014 Adidas was the kit manufacturer of Mumbai Indians. However, in 2015, Performax, an in-house brand of Reliance Trends, replaced Adidas as the kit manufacturer.
All-Time Records in IPL:
|2008||5th league stage|
|2009||7th league stage|
|2012||4th league stage|
|2014||4th league stage|
|2016||5th league stage|
Players of Mumbai Indians:
First IPL was held in 2008 and that year during the player auction team Mumbai Indians bid for seven players, including two members of the Indian Twenty-20 World Cup winning side in Harbhajan Singh, Robin Uthappa. Players Sanath Jayasuriya, Lasith Malinga, Luke Ronchi, Dilhara Fernando and Shaun Pollock were other cricketers who were bid for by the franchise. Outside of the player auction, Mumbai Indians also signed Ajinkya Rahane, Abhishek Nayar, Yogesh Takawale and Pinal Shah. Saurabh Tiwary and Manish Pandey, the members of the U-19 world-cup winning team were the random picks drafted in during the second auction held by the BCCI. First-class Australian cricketer Dominic Thornely was also signed by the Mumbai Indians for a sum of $30,000. André Nel the South African fast bowler was signed on in the place of Dwayne Bravo who left the tournament early.
In the year 2009 player auction, the team signed Graham Napier and Ryan McLaren at the pre-auction signings and the MI management signed up South African player, JP Duminy for $950,000. He was the third most expensive pick after Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff that year. Later Kyle Mills and Mohammad Ashraful were also bought by MI management in that season.
In IPL 2010 the MI management bought all-rounder West Indian cricketer named Kieron Pollard for $750,000 after a silent tie-breaker with Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and the Kolkata Knight Riders.as he impressed everyone with his performances at Big Bash and Champions League.
In 2011, as two new teams were added to the IPL, the IPL Governing Council declared that each franchise could retain a maximum of four players of their squad, where only three out of those four can be Indian players, and the rest of the international players would be put in the mega-auction for other franchise to bid. To have the same set of core players the MI management, retained captain Sachin Tendulkar, Vice-Captain Harbhajan Singh, All-Rounder Kieron Pollard and Fast Bowler Lasith Malinga for a total of $4.5 million and left the franchise with the power of spending only $4.5 million at the mega-auction. At the auction, they purchased Rohit Sharma as one of the costliest players in the auction along with Munaf Patel, Andrew Symonds, Aiden Blizzard, a hard-hitting Australian batsman and James Franklin, an all-rounder from New Zealand.
For 11th season of IPL, the Mumbai franchise have retained three Indian Players including Team’s Captain Rohit Sharma who is a right-handed batsman and an occasional right-arm off break bowler, Jasprit Jasbir Singh Bumrah who plays as a right-arm fast-medium bowler for the Indian national cricket team in three formats of the game and also holds the record for maximum wickets in Twenty20 International in a calendar year and Hardik Himanshu Pandya who is an Indian international cricketer and is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium-fast.
Journey and Struggles of Mumbai Indians:
In the year 2008 when first IPL was conducted and contested the Team Mumbai Indians didn’t perform so well as their head Captain Sachin Tendulkar got injured before the start of the season due to which Harbhajan Singh took over as the captain in the initial stage of the season. By losing their first four games by some comprehensive margins the team had a very bad start which included the suspension of their stand-in captain Harbhajan Singh from the tournament after he slapped Sreesanth during Mumbai’s league match against Kings XI Punjab. Later Mumbai won six out of their next six games and suffered three last-over defeats in the next three games, including two off the last ball, before winning their last league match. At last, they finished fifth in the points table with 7 wins and 7 losses overall missing out on a semifinal spot by just one point.
The second season of IPL was played in South Africa as it coincided with multi-phase 2009 Indian general elections due to which the Government of India refused to provide security for the IPL. Before the start of this season, MI management traded Robin Uthappa for Zaheer Khan with RCB and Ashish Nehra for Shikhar Dhawan with the Delhi Daredevils whereas Shaun Pollock retired after the first season and became the head coach of the team. After winning their opening match against the Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians struggled to put up consistent performances during the season. With only five wins out of 14 matches, Mumbai finished the league in seventh place in the final league table.
At the third season of IPL MI management bought Trinidadian all-rounder Kieron Pollard for $750,000 following a secret tiebreaker. After the player auction, MI signed up ten uncapped Indian players of whom seven were former ICL players. Former Indian cricketer Robin Singh was named as the head coach of the team as Pollock took up the role of bowling coach. Mumbai franchise had to shift their home venue to Brabourne Stadium for the season since the Wankhede Stadium was undergoing renovation to host some matches of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Mumbai won seven of their first eight games to take the top spot in the points table. Team Mumbai Indians won three out of the remaining six league games and finished with 20 points from 14 games and bagged the top place of the points table. They beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 35 runs in the semifinal, thanks to Pollard’s all-around efforts. But at the final match against Chennai Super Kings, they were defeated by 22 runs. Mumbai skipper Sachin Tendulkar won the Orange Cap for scoring most runs in the season and that very same year Mumbai qualified for the 2010 Champions League Twenty20 where they were eliminated in the group stage with two wins and two defeats in 4 matches.
In the year 2011, Mumbai won eight games out of their first ten league games following which they suffered a loss of form that led to three consecutive defeats and a last-ball win in their last league match. They finished third on the points table with 18 points from 14 games and qualified for the Eliminator. The Eliminator was played at the Wankhede Stadium where Mumbai Indians faced the Kolkata Knight Riders. After winning the toss the team elected to bowl first and restricted Kolkata Knight Riders to 147 in 20 overs and chased down the target for the loss of six wickets with four balls to spare. With this win, the team qualified for the Qualifying final against Royal Challengers Bangalore, the winner of which would play the Chennai Super Kings in the final. Mumbai team’s skipper Tendulkar won the toss once again and put their opposition into bat who set Mumbai Indians a target of 186 runs. Mumbai Indians kept losing wickets at regular intervals from the start of their innings and could score only 142/8, falling short by 43 runs.
In the year 2012, the team Mumbai Indians traded Dinesh Karthik from Kings XI Punjab and Pragyan Ojha from the Deccan Chargers for undisclosed sums. Later at the player auction, the franchise bought five players including R. P. Singh, Thisara Perera, and Mitchell Johnson. This year Sachin Tendulkar stepped down from captaincy hours before the season’s first game following which Harbhajan Singh was appointed as the captain. In the first half of the league stage, the team had 4 wins and 4 defeats, including three losses at home. The team fared better in the second half of the league stage, winning six out of their eight matches. They finished third on the points table with 20 points from 16 matches and qualified for the Eliminator against the fourth-placed Chennai Super Kings at Bangalore. Mumbai won the toss and elected to ball first. After losing two wickets within the first two overs, Chennai managed to put up only 187/5 in 20 overs mainly because of their captain MS Dhoni. Mumbai Indians started their chase with the score reading 47/0 in the fifth over before they started losing wickets at regular intervals to end at 149/9 and lose the match by 38 runs.
In the year 2013 Anil Kumble was appointed as the chief mentor after he quit a similar position from Royal Challengers Bangalore. This year Rohit Sharma took the lead of the team and with the experienced advice of Anil Kumble, Jonty Rhodes and Sachin Tendulkar the team started to grow victorious. In the initial matches of the season, Mumbai Indians started off by losing against the Royal Challengers Bangalore but later won their second match against Chennai Super Kings by 9 runs all because of the exceptional performance of the bowlers. In their third match against Delhi Daredevils Mumbai was once again on the verge of losing as they lost their openers Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar at very low runs but it was Dinesh Kartik and Rohit Sharma who brought the match back in Mumbai’s grasp and won the match by 44 runs. They kept growing throughout the season and in their final match against Chennai Super Kings under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy, Mumbai Indians won their first IPL title.
In the year 2014 Mumbai Indians didn’t have a kickstart as they lost 5 matches against Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils by big margins consequently. Later their performance became inconsistent as their winning graph was going alternatively, one win and one loss. But they made a comeback after beating the top team of that season, Kings XI Punjab and won their next match too which was against Royal Challengers Bangalore but lost to Chennai Super Kings once again. In the match against Rajasthan Royals, they needed to score 190 runs in 14.3 overs while chasing but they just managed a tie with the Rajasthan Royals in 14.3 overs so they needed a boundary of the next ball and Aditya Tare hit a six to a full toss bowled by James Faulkner. And that Six was their golden ticket to the eliminator stage but there they lost to Chennai Super Kings which ended their IPL campaign of 2014.
In the year 2015 Mumbai Indians won their second IPL title after defeating Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs. In the start of this season, they faced 4 defeats due to their bowling and lost Aaron Finch and Corey Anderson for the rest of the season due to injury. After that Lendl Simmons got a chance back into the team and with the help of six half-centuries, gave the team solid starts throughout the season. He was the top scorer for Mumbai Indians with 540 runs and joint second in total for the season behind David Warner. The entry of another strike bowler Mitchell McClenaghan in the team provided good support to Lasith Malinga upfront. Mumbai Indians then went on to win 9 out of their last 10 Matches to win the title.
In the IPL 2016 player auction, Mumbai Indians brought Tim Southee, Nathu Singh, Jos Buttler, Jitesh Sharma, KP Kamath, Krunal Pandya and Deepak Punia. This year Mumbai Indians again saw the downfall just like their initial times when they were struggling and only qualified till the league stage in the season.
In the year 2017, the team Mumbai Indians finished at the top of the points table, winning 10 matches out of 14 matches. They went on to win the trophy after beating Rising Pune Supergiant in a nail-biting finish. This was their third IPL title and with that, they became the most successful team in the league as only Mumbai Indians have bagged 3 IPL titles till now.
For all the updates about ipl live score and information about your favorite teams and players stay tuned to our website www.iplpro.org. Hope in this season too we will encounter some nail-biting matches. Let see how Mumbai Indians will perform in this upcoming season and are they able to hold the trophy just like the last season.