Mumbai Indians Team Squad, Players List 2018 : Last year, Mumbai Indians had a team filled with stars and top-notch players. They were the defending champions in the last season of IPL. They had a great fan-base that supported them through thick and thin and continue to do so. When it looked like they were ready for a great start to the season, their star bowler Lasith Malinga had to be benched owing to an injury. This dealt a major blow to the squad and their plans.
Since this happened before the season even started, they had adequate time to try and fill the spot with the next best. As the season began, the team of Mumbai Indians faced another challenge. West Indies player Lendl Simmons was benched and barred from playing after just one match.
The Mumbai Indians team missed the playoff mark by just one win and hence they finished fifth in that season. The delivered a really average performance securing only seven wins and suffering seen defeats. The fans and everybody else was supposed to see them end at the 5th position even though they were led by the capable captain Rohit Sharma. The coach Ricky Ponting will be replaced by Mahela Jayawardene.
People are waiting to see how this affects the team. The team is the perfect blend of talent, surprise and explosive with great players in the squad. Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu have proved to be a commendable opening duo. Corey Anderson and Kieron Pollard are great players who have contributed to the runs greatly time and again. Pollard comes in in the middle and helps in sustaining order for his team under pressure.
There are countless all-rounders in the Mumbai Indians team like Hardik Pandya and Jos Butler who excel at every job they are allotted. There are quite a few big names in team Mumbai Indians when it comes to bowling, like Mitchell Mc Clenaghan, Harbajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Jaspri tBumrah, etc. The squad really is star-studded.
The fact that the Mumbai Indians team players maintained their bowling standards in the absence of Lasith Malinga is something that took everyone by shock and was well-appreciated as well. Mitchell Mc Clenaghan took things into his own hands, taking a whopping 17 wickets in only 14 innings. Jasprit Bumrah followed close with 15 wickets to his name by the end of the season. Rohit Sharma led the team to many victories, becoming the Man of the Match for most. He helped the team seize many victories in that season. Martin Guptill didn’t live up to the expectation of the team or the fans and let them down.
The auction of the 2017 IPL will see more fresh talents like Nicholas Pooran, a young West Indies talent. Mitchell Johnson is all set to provide power to the team. The Sunrisers Hyderabad ex-player Karn Sharma has been roped in successfully. With these young and promising talents, the Mumbai Indian’s team is all set to take the season by storm. It will be interesting to see how things work out for the team this season.
MI team squad 2018 :
|INDIAN PLAYERS||FOREIGN PLAYERS|
|Rohit Sharma (Captain)||Lasith Malinga|
|Karn Sharma||Tim Southee|
|Ambati Rayudu||Lendl Simmons|
|Harbhajan Singh||Kieron Pollard|
|Hardik Pandya||Jos Buttler|
|J Suchith||Mitchell McClenaghan|
|Jasprit Bumrah||Nicholas Pooran|
|Nitish Rana||Mitchell Johnson|
|Parthiv Patel||Asela Gunarathne|
|R Vinay Kumar|