Mumbai Indians Team: All You Need To Know About The Mumbaiya Paltan of IPL

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Mumbai Indians team is easily one of the most powerful teams in IPL. They had an unforgettable performance throughout last season as they finished 5th and failed to qualify for the playoffs. Rohit Sharma is all set to take his team towards the 4th victory. MI had lifted the trophy thrice (2013,2015,2017).

They made some interesting choices like when Lasith Malinga was taken back in the team as a pacer where in the last season he was mentoring the bowlers. Not to forget, Yuvraj Singh was taken by the blue camp at the very last moment.

 

This team has been one of the most successful teams of this league and is ready for a new start.

About Mumbai Indians Team

OwnerMukesh Ambani
CaptainRohit Sharma
CoachMahela Jayawardene
Year Established2008
MI Net Worth$53 million (~₹376 crore)

 

Mumbai Team 2019

PlayerPositionCountrySalary
Rohit SharmaBatsmanIndia15 crore
Jason BehrendorffBowlerAustralia1 crore
Anmolpreet SinghBowlerIndia50 lacs
Jasprit BumrahBowlerIndia7 crore
Rahul ChaharBowlerIndia1.9 crore
Ben CuttingAll-rounderAustralia2.2 crore
Quinton de KockWicket-keeper/BatsmanSouth Africa2.8 crore
Ishan KishanWicketkeeper/batsmanIndia6.2 crore
Pankaj JaiswalAll-rounderIndia2o lacs
Siddesh LadBatsmanIndia20 lacs
Evin LewisBatsmanWest Indies3.8 crore
Mitchell McclenaghanBowlerNew Zealand1 crore
Lasith MalingaBowlerSri Lanka2 crore
Mayank MarkandeBowlerIndia20 lacs
Adam MilneBowlerNew Zealand75 lacs
Hardik PandyaAll-rounderIndia11 crore
Krunal PandyaAll-rounderIndia8.8 crore
Kieron PollardAll-rounderWest Indies5.4 crore
Anukul RoyAll-rounderIndia20 lacs
Barinder SranBowlerIndia3.4 crore
Rasikh SalamBowlerIndia20 lacs
Aditya TareWicketkeeper/batsmanIndia20 lacs
Suryakumar YadavBatsmanIndia3.2 crore
Yuvraj SinghAll-rounderIndia1 crore

Founded in 2008, Mumbai Indians has seen success right from the start. They became the first team in the year 2017 to have won the title 3 times. This team has one of the largest fanbases in the country.

Mumbai Indians History

Many legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Sanath Jayasuriya, Ricky Ponting have been associated with this Franchise which explains the unparalleled love this team receives from their fans on social media as well as on Stadiums.

Currently, the team is filled with powerhouses like Rohit Sharma, Mitchell Johnson and Jasprit Bumrah. Apart from the known lot, there are many youngsters like Anmolpreet Singh and Rasikh Dar ready to prove their talent out in the field.

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The Initial Struggle

Mumbai Indians were touted to be one of the strongest units in the opening season of IPL, with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar (their Icon Player), Sanath Jayasuriya, Shaun Pollock, Lasith Malinga, Robin Uthappa and Harbhajan Singh among their ranks. However, while on the one hand, the team had tonnes of experience, on the other, they lacked speed.

While much was expected from Tendulkar, the veteran Indian batsman was out injured for the most part of the season. To make matters worse. his deputy, spinner Harbhajan Singh, was suspended from the tournament after slapping bowler Sreesanth in a match against Kings XI Punjab. The team ended up in the fifth position.

The 2009 edition was a similar story as Mumbai struggled with injuries and wrong player choices. They could only finish seventh in the league.

Mumbai Indians Team Performance

Setting the Foundation

Having learnt from their past mistakes, Mumbai Indians went with buying talented youngsters as they looked to rebuild their side. In the auction window, they bought Trinidad’s all-rounder Kieron Pollard for a price of $750,000 along with ten other uncapped Indian players. Ambati Rayudu, Abhishek Nayar, and Saurabh Tiwary were some of these players. Skipper Sachin Tendulkar was the star of the season for Indians, having scored 618 runs to win the Orange Cap.

2011 was another rebuilding chance as the addition of two new teams meant that each team had to lose all but four players to the auctions. Mumbai Indians chose to retain Tendulkar, Pollard Harbhajan, and Malinga for a total sum of $4.5 million.

It is during this auction window that they bought Indian batsman and future skipper Rohit Sharma ($2 million)inform pacer Munaf Patel ($700,000). As a result of a successful shopping, the Mumbai Indian team finished third in the points table, scalping 18 points from 14 games.

They then defeated Shahrukh Khan’s Kolkata Knight Riders in the Eliminators. However, they lost in the Qualifiers against Royal Challengers Bangalore by 43 runs.

The Glory

The 2013 season was going to be special for Mumbai Indians with experienced players like Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar making way for youngsters. It was in this season that Rohit Sharma took the helm as the team’s captain. The team also had the backing of Anil Kumble and Jonty Rhodes as mentors along with Sachin Tendulkar.

After enduring a nervous start, MI went on to win their first IPL title. They followed it up with a win in the Champions League.

The team couldn’t perform with the same rigour in the 2014 season, maybe because of the sudden change in venue (from Mumbai to UAE).  Nonetheless, they made it to the last four quite dramatically on net run rate. However, they went on to lose against Chennai Super Kings in the eliminator.

 

Mumbai Indians won their second IPL trophy in 2015 after defeating nemesis Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs. Although they had started the season with four defeats, they roared back in the contest by winning 9 out of the next ten matches streak.

In 2017, a strong Mumbai Indians team finished at the top of the IPL table, notching 10 out of 14 matches. They defeated Rising Pune Supergiant by only 1 run in what was one of the best IPL matches ever played.

In 2018, the team failed to make it to the playoffs, finishing in the fifth spot.

Mumbai Indians Franchise

The Mumbai Franchise is owned by the Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) for $111.9 million, it the most expensive team to be sold in the league. Reliance Industries is owned by Mukesh Ambani who acquired the rights to the franchise for a period of 10 years. The franchise was eventually named “Mumbai Indians”.

In the year 2018, Mumbai Indians brand value was estimated to be $113.0 million, they topped the brand valuation chart for the third season in a row.

On point marketing and presence of some of the biggest names from the cricketing world has greatly contributed to this.

Mumbai Indians Sponsors

Historically speaking, Mumbai Indians have had the honour of having a number of topline companies as its sponsors. Some of the founding sponsors have been the likes of American multinational corporation MasterCard and the German apparel great Adidas. While the former was the official sponsor, the later was the official apparel sponsor.

However, the MasterCard was replaced by UAE’s national carrier Etihad Airways, who signed for a three-year contract.

Then in 2015, an in-house brand of Reliance Trends Performax took over from Adidas as the apparel sponsors.

 

Other major sponsors and partners include Viacom 18’s COLORS, Bridgestone, Dheeraj and East Coast LLC, Kingfisher, Wrigley’s Orbit, Wrigley’s Boomer, Royal Stag, Air India, MSN, Jet Airways and Red FM 93.5.

Mumbai Indians Awards and Achievements

Mumbai Indians are the only other IPL side along with Chennai Super Kings to have won the title on three occasions (2013, 2015, 2017), making them the most successful outfit in the league.

 

Their last title came in 2017, a thrilling and memorable 1-run win over MS Dhoni’s Rising Pune Supergiants. If statistics are anything to go by, this can be their year since Mumbai Indians have won IPL every two years.

Moreover, the club has also won Champions League T20 on two occasions, in 2011 and 2013.

Mumbai Indians Theme Song

Mumbai Indians Social Media

 

 

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