The most successful of teams in Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians holds the record of being the first team to win the tournament as many as 4 teams. The team had its maiden win in IPL in 2013 and after that the squad has been winning the title every alternate years- 2015, 2017 and 2019. Currently, MI is the defending champs of IPL 2020 having defeated Chennai Super Kings in a thrilling match in 2019 IPL final.
Based in Mumbai, Mumbai Indians is one of the oldest squads of Indian Premier League and has been a part of the tournament since its maiden season in 2008. In the year 2027, MI emerged as the first-ever IPL franchise that crossed the esteemed 100 million USD mark in terms of brand value. At present, the squad boasts the highest brand value (809 crore INR or 115 million USD) among all IPL franchises. It’s to stress here, MI has had been holding highest brand value for 4 years on a row now.
Mumbai Indians is the most valuable franchise in IPL 2020, followed by Chennai Super Kings.
As of now, Indian batting great Rohit Sharma is the skipper and lead run-scorer for Mumbai Indians while Lasith Malinga is the lead wicket-taker. Mahela Jayawardene has been appointed as the head coach for Mumbai Indians since 2017 IPL. The batting coach of the team is Robin Singh while Sachin Tendulkar is the batting mentor. MI’s bowling coach is Shane Bond.
Mumbai Indians in Semi final of IPL T20 - 6 times
Mumbai Indians in Final of IPL T20 - 5 times
Mumbai Indians IPL 2020 – MI Team Squad List
- Rohit Sharma (Captain)
- Aditya Tare
- Anmolpreet Singh
- Chris Lynn
- Dhawal Kulkarni
- Anukul Roy
- Hardik Pandya
- Digvijay Deshmukh
- Kieron Pollard
- Jayant Yadav
- Ishan Kishan
- Lasith Malinga
- Krunal Pandya
- Mohsin Khan
- Mitchell Mcclenaghan
- Nathan Coulter-Nile
- Quinton de Kock
- Prince Balwant Rai
- Rahul Chahar
- Sherfane Rutherford
- Saurabh Tiwary
- Trent Boult
- Suryakumar Yadav
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Mumbai Indians official Website: www.mumbaiindians.com
Mumbai Indians IPL T20 Past performances year-wise
The Mumbai-based squad had a bumpy start in the inaugural IPL season where they couldn’t reach to the Playoffs. They played 14 games in total of which they won in 7 matches and finished on the 5th position on the points table. The team started the 2008 season with master blaster Sachin Tendulkar as the skipper but he had to step down due to injury and Harbhajan Singh was appointed as the captain. But Singh got involved into the infamous slapping charge for slapping Sreesanth (reportedly) from Kings XI Punjab and had to face suspension. In his absence, Shaun Pollock was declared as the captain and the MI squad won 6 of next 6 matches under him. Tendulkar rejoined as a skipper later but could not take the team to Playoffs.
The 2009 IPL season was a poor year for the Mumbai Indians as they could only manage 5 wins out of 14 matches played. The team finished at the 7th position on the points table that eliminated any chance of getting into Playoffs. Although Tendulkar, Duminy and Malinga tried their best to keep opportunities open for MI yet lack of contributions from other players plummeted the team down in the points table.
The 3rd IPL season is certainly a turning-point for the Mumbai Indians as that was the season where the team could finally get an opportunity to reach the semi-final and final for the first time. The team began its 2010 IPL journey by buying Trinidad all-rounder star Kieron Pollard who proved to be a worthy inclusion in all aspects. Mumbai Indians started off with a fantastic stint in the 3rd IPL edition and managed to reach to the topmost position of the points table by winning 7 of first 8 matches. The team reached to the semi-final and then to the final by defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore, thanks to Kieron Pollard’s supreme batting and bowling prowess. However, the team got defeated in the final match by Chennai Super Kings. In 2010 IPL, Brabourne Stadium was the home venue for Mumbai Indians as their official venue Wankhede Stadium was not available for ongoing renovations.
Mumbai Indians commenced their 2011 IPL with the purchase of a bunch of star players like Rohit Sharma, Andrew Symonds as well as Munaf Patel. The team began the innings on a winning note by winning 8 of the initial 10 matches and finished on 3rd point on points table. They defeated Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eliminator Round and then moved to Qualifying Final to face Royal Challengers Bangalore but got defeated to the latter. However, MI pacers Munaf Patel and Lasith Malinga were the leading wicket-takers for 2011 IPL.
The 5th IPL saw a change of captaincy in Mumbai Indians with Harbhajan Singh being appointed as the new captain as Tendulkar decided to step down in the last moment. Under Harbhajan’s captaincy, the team experienced 4 wins and 4 losses, of which 3 were at their home ground. Tendulkar’s injury at the prime time was a severe blow to the team as he had to stay absent from as many as 4 matches. However, Harbhajan and his boys managed to end up in the 3rd position on points table which took the team to the playoffs. After entering the Playoffs, Mumbai Indians faced Chennai Super Kings in the Eliminator round but lost out to them due to fast loss of wickets.
The 2013 IPL is undoubtedly a very special season for the Mumbai Indians as that was the season where the team had its very first IPL win. Two of the most important factors that propelled the win for the team were mentorship of Indian bowling great Anil Kumble and appointment of Rohit Sharma as the skipper. Although Ricky Ponting was initially appointed as the captain of the yet he was dropped due to poor batting form and was replaced by Sharma. And of course, the team had the seasoned guidance from the legendary players like Sachin Tendulkar and Jonty Rhodes.
Mumbai Indians started their 2013 season with a loss in the first match but made a solid comeback with the second match. Mention must be made of Kieron Pollard, Dinesh Karthik and Rohit Sharma who played a key role in propelling the team to the Playoffs and certainly to the final. In the final, Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings to emerge as the 6th IPL champions.
The 2014 season did not really go well for the defending champs. They lost their initial 5 matches that were played in the UAE. However, the team managed to put up a reasonable performance in its Indian leg. Despite poor performance in the initial matches, Mumbai Indians were able to grab a spot in the playoffs by beating Rajasthan Royals in a neck-to-neck fight. But, they lost to Chennai Super Kings in the Eliminator match and that marked their end in the 7th season of the Indian premier League.
The 2015 IPL was also a phenomenal edition for the Mumbai Indians as the season got the team its 2nd win. The Mumbai squad didn’t start the 8th IPL edition on a great note and lost out on the first 4 matches. One of the main reasons behind the concurrent losses was sorry bowling performance from the MI bowlers. Then, the team also lost out on two of their star players, Corey Anderson and Aaron Finch, due to injuries. However, Lendl Simmons played a huge role in taking the team to the Playoffs with his solid batting prowess. Simmons had the able support from other batting greats from the team like Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu and of course the team skipper Rohit skipper. Their collaborative efforts took the squad to the finals where they defeated Chennai Super Kings to clinch their second IPL victory.
Mumbai Indians were the defending champions of the 2016 IPL season but could not manage to fare well in the 9th edition in the League. They won 7 out of 14 matches played and could only finish in the 5th position on the points table which eliminated their chances in the playoffs.
The 2017 IPL was another remarkable year for Mumbai Indians as the 10th edition of the League marked the 3rd IPL win for the team. The squad had commenced their 2017 IPL journey with a glorious start and reached right on top of points table winning as many as 10 games from 14 matches. They reached the final all-strong where they defeated Rising Pune Supergiant to grab their 3rd IPL win. The final match between the Mumbai and Pune teams is considered to be the best of all IPL finals as well as IPL matches till date. With the 2017 IPL win, Mumbai Indians emerged as the best successful squad in Indian Premier League.
The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League did not go well for the defending champs. Mumbai Indians could only manage to win 6 matches out of 14 matches played. Finishing at the 5th position on the points table, they could not even reach up to the playoffs.
The Mumbai team once again got back to its glorious spirit in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League. The last IPL was the season where Mumbai Indians created the record of being the first team to win the IPL trophy for the 4th time. And the win catapulted the team to the stature of the most successful IPL teams ever in the history of the League. Mumbai Indians had an exciting final against Chennai Super Giants where the former defeated the latter in a perfect nail-biting match to be cherished forever. MI’s star bowlers Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya were felicitated with “Harrier Super Striker of the Match” award 3 and 2 times respectively. Besides, debutant Alzzari Joseph created the record best of bowling figures ever in the history of Indian Premier League.
Mumbai Indians Team Owner
The owner of Mumbai Indians is Reliance Industries, India’s largest conglomerate. Reliance Industries owns the Mumbai-based IPL team through its 100 percent subsidiary unit IndiaWin Sports.
Mumbai Indians official home venue
Wankhede Stadium is the official home ground for Mumbai Indians. The elite stadium holds a massive capacity of 33,108 people and has had been the host to several high-end cricket matches. Located at Mumbai, the stadium is owned by Mumbai Cricket Association and is named after S. Wankhede, erstwhile BCCI President. However, in the first 2 IPL seasons, Navi Mumbai-based DY Patil Stadium was the home ground for the team. In the 3rd IPL season, Brabourne Stadoum was selected as the official home venue for MI since Wankhede was undergoing renovation works. Mumbai Indians began playing their home matches officially at Wankhede Stadium from the 4th season of the Indian Premier League.
Mumbai Indians Winning History
First win - IPL 2013
Second win - IPL 2015
Third win - IPL 2017
Fourth win - IPL 2019
Mumbai Indians Team Captain
Sachin Tendulkar was the first captain of the team right from 2008-2011 Indian Premier League seasons. However, he was replaced by Harbhajan Singh in 2008 due to injury. But when Harbhajan was suspended the same season, Shaun Pollock took the role of skipper. Tendulkar returned to captaincy in the latter part of the season. Harbhajan Singh was the MI captain in 2012 Indian Premier League.
From 2013 IPL, Rohit Sharma has been the skipper of Mumbai Indians.
Season wise MI Captain List
- IPL 2008 (IPL 1) : Sachin Tendulkar
- IPL 2009 (IPL 2) : Sachin Tendulkar
- IPL 2010 (IPL 3) : Sachin Tendulkar
- IPL 2011 (IPL 4) : Sachin Tendulkar
- IPL 2012 (IPL 5) : Harbhajan Singh
- IPL 2013 (IPL 6) : Ricky Ponting and Rohit Sharma
- IPL 2014 (IPL 7) : Rohit Sharma
- IPL 2015 (IPL 8) : Rohit Sharma
- IPL 2016 (IPL 9) : Rohit Sharma
- IPL 2017 (IPL 10) : Rohit Sharma
- IPL 2018 (IPL 11) : Rohit Sharma
- IPL 2019 (IPL 12) : Rohit Sharma
- IPL 2020 (IPL 13) : Rohit Sharma
Best Players of Mumbai Indians
The MI skipper is an able leader and it’s under his dynamic leadership the team has not only risen from its previous sorry state but also went on to win 4 IPL trophies. One of the best batsmen of international cricket, the Hitman’s powerful batting has had saved the day for Mumbai Indians several times.
The Trinidad all-rounder is certainly one of the most dependable players of Mumbai Indians. Be it batting or bowling, Pollard has shown an impeccable performance in every aspect and has been an incredible support to MI. Pollard is an asset for the team and the most important pillar for the middle-order.
Bumrah had his debut in IPL through Mumbai Indians in 2013 and since then had been one of the most loved players of the team. One of the best bowlers of both domestic and international cricket, he has shown an ascending performance in the Indian Premier League with each passing year. Bumrah is in a fantastic form lately which is certainly a great news for the MI squad.