Mumbai Indians (MI) have always been one of the big boys of the Indian Premier League (IPL) similar to Manchester United in the English Premier League. They have backed up that tag by winning the IPL trophy two times – 2013 and 2015 – and will go into the 2017 season as one of the favourites to reach the latter stages of the competition.
MI they did not have a good 2016 campaign as they finished in the fifth place. They have maintained the core of their squad going into the new campaign and bought only seven new players. Mitchell Johnson and Saurabh Tiwary return to their old stomping ground after spending time with Kings XI Punjab and Rising Pune Super Giants, respectively.
Coach: Mahela Jayawardene
Key players: Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga
Rising Pune Supergiants v Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders
Mumbai Indians v Sunrisers Hyderabad
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians v Gujarat Lions
Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils
Mumbai Indians v Rising Pune Supergiants
Gujarat Lions v Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Delhi Daredevils v Mumbai Indians
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab
Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians
IPL History: MI have won the IPL title on two occasions in 2013 and 2015.
Overseas: Kieron Pollard (West Indies), Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Lendl Simmons (West Indies), Mitchell McClenaghan (New Zealand), Jos Buttler (England), Tim Southee (New Zealand)
Indians: Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, R Vinay Kumar, Parthiv Patel, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Dinesh Lad, J Suchith, Hardik Pandya, Jitesh Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia
Bought at auction ( Indian unless mentioned otherwise)
Mitchell Johnson (Australia), Nicolas Pooran (West Indies), Asela Gunaratne (Sri Lanka), Karn Sharma, Krishnappa Gowtham, Saurabh Tiwary, Kulwant Khejroliya
The two-time champions are strong contender to make it to the latter stages of the competition.
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