IPL 2017 Mumbai Indians profile: Match schedule, dates, squad, overview and prediction

Pradhan Muthanna
International Business Times
Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

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.

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Coach: Mahela Jayawardene

Key players: Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga

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Fixtures

06/04/17

Thursday

3.30pm BST

Rising Pune Supergiants v Mumbai Indians

Pune

09/04/17

Sunday

3:30pm BST

Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders

Mumbai

12/04/17

Wednesday

3.30pm BST

Mumbai Indians v Sunrisers Hyderabad

Mumbai

14/04/17

Friday

11:30am BST

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians

Bangalore

16/04/17

Sunday

11:30am BST

Mumbai Indians v Gujarat Lions

Mumbai

20/04/17

Thursday

3:30pm BST

Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians

Indore

22/04/17

Saturday

3:30pm BST

Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils

Mumbai

24/04/17

Monday

3:30pm BST

Mumbai Indians v Rising Pune Supergiants

Mumbai

29/04/17

Saturday

3:30pm BST

Gujarat Lions v Mumbai Indians

Rajkot

01/05/17

Monday

11:30am BST

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Mumbai

06/05/17

Saturday

3:30pm BST

Delhi Daredevils v Mumbai Indians

Delhi

08/05/17

Monday

3:30pm BST

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians

Hyderabad

11/05/17

Thursday

3:30pm BST

Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab

Mumbai

13/05/17

Saturday

3:30pm BST

Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians

Kolkata

IPL History: MI have won the IPL title on two occasions in 2013 and 2015.

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Squad

Players retained

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

Prediction

The two-time champions are strong contender to make it to the latter stages of the competition.

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