- Indian Premier League Wins: 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020
- Best Finish: Champions
- Owner: Indiawin Sports Pvt. Ltd
- Venue: Wankhede Stadium
- Coach: Mahela Jayawardene
- Captain: Rohit Sharma
The Mumbai Indians is the most coveted IPL team to date, having won four IPL titles. MI won their first T20 title in 2011, and then in 2015 and 2017. Sachin Tendulkar captained MI from 2008 to 2011. MI has one of the most talented squads; despite that, it struggled during the initial years. The IPL has been around for 12 years now and the Mumbai Indians have won four titles, that means 33% of the IPL tournaments have been won by the Mumbai Indians. The most recent of victories for the Mumbai Indians coming the last IPL season, were they won a thrilling competition against long-time rivals CSK by 1 run.
The high status of the Mumbai Indians franchise in the IPL could not have been predicted if we were to take a look at their initial seasons. The initials seasons of the IPL in 2008 and 2009 saw Mumbai Indians (MI) not even get past the group stages of the tournament. Even with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Shaun Pollock and Lasith Malinga, their star-studded team failed to perform consistently, resulting in early exits from the IPL. However, after a strong recruitment in the auction, Mumbai Indians finally found themselves successfully reaching the play-offs but still falling short.
The Mumbai Indians team is a Mumbai based franchised (as if you didn’t know that already) and are commonly abbreviated to MI. The Mumbai Indians originally had their home ground based in Nerul at the DY Patil Stadium for the first two seasons of the IPL. The Mumbai Indians were due to move to the Wankhede Stadium, but it was under renovation and being prepared to host the 2011 ICC World Cup at the time. This meant the Mumbai Indians team played their matches at the Brabourne Stadium in Churchgate, Mumbai. The Mumbai Indians team now are based in the Wankhede Stadium and have enjoyed many successes over the years.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians came into the IPL 2021 auction after releasing quite a few overseas bowlers and in the hope of building more strength on the bench. They not only managed to add to their overseas bowling backup, but also catered to a long-term need to develop players.
Players released before auction: Mitchell McCleneghan, James Pattinson, Lasith Malinga, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai Singh
Players bought: Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Jimmy Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar
Adam Milne, the New Zealand quick, is a handy T20 bowler and complements the existing fast bowling duo of Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah perfectly. Nathan Coulter-Nile was bought back at a cheaper rate while there was also room for a young fast bowler in South Africa’s left-arm fast bowler, Marco Jansen. Jansen will likely be an understudy to Boult, with an eye on grooming him for later. Milne is likely the front runner to fill in for Lasith Malinga, a huge absence in the Mumbai Indians line-up after the Sri Lankan announced his decision to step away from the game.
Following a policy of grooming young talent, they bought Arjun Tendulkar, son of Sachin Tendulkar, who had been training in the Mumbai Indians academy. Another important, yet underrated buy, is the experienced Piyush Chawla to fill in for the release of Prince Balwant Rai in a more experienced form. Chawla might be used as the second spinner alongside Rahul Chahar with most teams trying to bring in two leg-spinners in tandem to take wickets.
Overall, Mumbai Indians had a really good auction, plugging important holes and making their squad a near-perfect one before they head into the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League where they will aim to add to their five trophies, the latest of which came last season in 2020.
Mumbai Indians 2021 Team
|Name||Team||Role||Bowling Style||Batting Style||Nationality||Matches||Runs||Runs Average||Wickets|
|Anukul Roy||Mumbai Indians||All Rounder||Slow left-arm orthodox||Left Handed||India||1||–||–||1|
|Arjun Tendulkar||Mumbai Indians||All Rounder||Left-arm medium fast||Left Handed||India||–||–||–||–|
|Hardik Pandya||Mumbai Indians||All Rounder||Right-arm medium fast||Right Handed||India||80||1349||29.97||42|
|James Neesham||Mumbai Indians||All Rounder||Right-arm medium||Left Handed||New Zealand||9||61||12.2||3|
|Kieron Pollard||Mumbai Indians||All Rounder||Right-arm medium||Right Handed||Trinidad&Tobago||164||3023||29.93||60|
|Krunal Pandya||Mumbai Indians||All Rounder||Slow left-arm orthodox||Left Handed||India||71||1000||25||46|
|Rohit Sharma||Mumbai Indians||Batsman||Off break||Right Handed||India||200||5230||31.31||15|
|Anmolpreet Singh||Mumbai Indians||Batsman||Off break||Right Handed||India||–||–||–||–|
|Chris Lynn||Mumbai Indians||Batsman||Slow left-arm orthodox||Right Handed||Australia||41||1280||33.68||–|
|Saurabh Sunil Tiwary||Mumbai Indians||Batsman||Off-break||Left Handed||India||88||1379||27.58||–|
|Suryakumar Yadav||Mumbai Indians||Batsman||Right-arm medium||Right Handed||India||101||2024||30.2||0|
|Adam Milne||Mumbai Indians||Bowler||Right-arm fast||Right Handed||New Zealand||5||7||3.5||4|
|Dhawal Kulkarni||Mumbai Indians||Bowler||Right-arm medium||Right Handed||India||91||104||11.55||86|
|Jasprit Bumrah||Mumbai Indians||Bowler||Right-arm fast||Right Handed||India||92||40||13.33||109|
|Jayant Yadav||Mumbai Indians||Bowler||Off break||Right Handed||India||14||6||3||6|
|Marco Jansen||Mumbai Indians||Bowler||Left-arm fast||Right Handed||South Africa||–||–||–||–|
|Mohsin Khan||Mumbai Indians||Bowler||Left-arm medium fast||Left Handed||Pakistan||–||–||–||–|
|Nathan Coulter-Nile||Mumbai Indians||Bowler||Right-arm fast||Right Handed||Australia||33||77||8.55||41|
|Piyush Chawla||Mumbai Indians||Bowler||Leg break||Left Handed||India||164||584||11.91||156|
|Rahul Chahar||Mumbai Indians||Bowler||Leg break||Right Handed||India||31||17||8.5||30|
|Trent Boult||Mumbai Indians||Bowler||Left-arm fast||Right Handed||New Zealand||48||12||4||63|
|Yudhvir Singh Charak||Mumbai Indians||Bowler||Right-arm medium fast||Right Handed||India||–||–||–||–|
|Aditya Tare||Mumbai Indians||Wicket Keeper||–||Right Handed||India||35||339||14.12||–|
|Ishan Kishan||Mumbai Indians||Wicket Keeper||Left-arm medium||Left Handed||India||51||1211||28.83||–|
|Quinton de Kock||Mumbai Indians||Wicket Keeper||Left Handed||South Africa||66||1959||31.59|
MI Season Results
|Year||Total||Wins||Losses||No result||% win||Position|
The Mumbai Indians 2019 participated in one of the most thrilling finals in IPL history. Before we talk about the Mumbai Indians close competition in the final let’s take a look how they got their and which players helped them achieve this. Despite finishing first in the group stages, winning 9 matches and losing 5, the Mumbai Indians got off to a bad start to IPL 2019 losing by 37 runs to the Delhi Capitals in their opening match. To add more room for concern with this defeat, it took place at their home ground and in T20 terms losing by 37 runs is a big defeat. The Mumbai Indians didn’t seem to get their consistency during the group stages, constantly stringing together two wins and losing their next match. However, four wins in their last four matches of the group stages was enough to propel the team’s confidence and points to the top of the table. In their first play-off match the Mumbai Indians played the Chennai Super Kings, the MI VS CSK has to be one the most intense rivalries in IPL history, fortunately for the Mumbai Indians they won comfortable by 6 wickets and reached yet another IPL final. CSK were not done however as they battle past the Delhi Capitals to set up a grand finale against the Mumbai Indians. In what was a thrilling contest that went down to the very last delivery, CSK were unable to chase down the MI score and lost by 1 run!
The Mumbai Indians team 2018 were given a wakeup call as long-time rivals CSK returned to the IPL stage. Having been recently crowned IPL champions in 2017, the Mumbai Indians would’ve been expecting to repeat their performance, but with the return of long-time rivals CSK, after their suspension, things wouldn’t be easy. The Mumbai Indians started the IPL 2018 season in the worse possible way losing their three opening matches including a match against CSK. Things didn’t improve for the Mumbai Indians, there was a small glimpse of hope when they managed to string together three wins ion the trot. But, it was not enough as they finished 5th in the points table missing out on the playoffs for the second time in three years.
The Mumbai Indians team 2017 must’ve been filled with confident going into the 2017 season for IPL, with the absence of their main competitor CSK, amid a spot fixing scandal. Having failed to reach the play offs in 2016, the Mumbai Indians were determined to not let that happen for the upcoming season. To boost them, both CSK and RR were banned for two years from the IPL. This would be the final season before their ban was lifted, so the Mumbai Indians really needed to make it count. The Mumbai Indians dominated the group stages winning 10 matches out of a possible 14, placing them in the all-important first position on the points table. The worrying signs for MI in the group stages was the two defeats that were handed to them by new boys, Rising Pune Supergiant. The Mumbai Indians dispatched KKR in their first play-off match and made their way to the IPL final (see our MI vs KKR head to head for more information).
In the final they would meet the Rising Pune Supergiant’s, a team which was becoming a boogie team for MI. With RPS already defeating MI two times in tournament, they were strong favourites to become champions.
The Mumbai Indians roster for the upcoming IPL 2020 season, shouldn’t have too much movement as MI seem to know what the formula is to put together a winning team. The Mumbai Indians have been one of the first team IPL teams to kick start the change in player roster for IPL 2020. The Mumbai Indians have now completed the transfer of the leg-spinner Mayank Markande to the Delhi Capitals, with them receiving the big west Indian all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford in return – should make it an interesting MI vs DC live match!
Markande played a big part for the Mumbai Indians in 2019 picking up 15 wickets in 14 matches, it would appear there is no harsh feelings and the Mumbai Indians have stated it was a hard decision to make but believe Markande is an Indian cricket talent they expect to see ore of on the international stage. On the flip side it would appear the addition of the Rutherford has left some fans scratching their heads, as he has only just played his first IPL season in 2019, making just 73 runs and taking 1 wicket. With departure of their leg-spinner it would appear there is spot to be filled on the MI roster, with the likes of Shahbaz Nadeem of Sunrisers Hyderabad looking like a promising prospect. The Sunriser could ill-afford to lose such players though as MI won both fixtures in 2019. Lets hope this years MI vs SRH includes another one-over eliminator!
Cricket Betting offer you a full review of all the Mumbai Indians Vs the 7 other seven IPL teams. The reviews includes match predictions, live match broadcast lists, head to head, match results, cricket betting tips and live odds so you can enjoy some inplay betting. We have published 56 head to head fixtures in total, like the massive fixture MI vs CSK
MI Head to Head
|Chennai Super Kings||30||18||12||60%|
|Kings XI Punjab||24||13||11||54%|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||25||19||6||76%|
|Pune Warriors India||6||5||1||83%|
|Rising Pune Supergiant||6||4||2||67%|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||27||18||9||67%|
MI vs KXIP is always an intriguing match. Over the 24 matches played, MI come out ahead with 13 wins and 11 losses. Between, MI and KXIP they have won 6 IPL titles are regularly featured in the top 4 of each season. Cricket Betting have more information about these formidable teams in the MI vs KXIP analysis.
Locked at 11 wins each, MI vs RR are locked in an intense rivalry. However in the last two years, Rajasthan have won both matches – a feat no other team can match. Who could forget Jos Buttlers performance in the MI vs RR 2019 match, scoring 89 off 43 balls.
One team MI have no issue against is RCB. Year in year out, they seem to just know how to beat the team from Bangalore. RCB have only won 1 of the last 8 matches and have never beaten MI in consecutive matches. We have more information about MI’s dominance in the MI vs RCB head to head analysis.
The Mumbai Indians players have frequently included some of the worlds most coveted cricketers. It is often the retention of players which is the difficult part of any IPL team, but Mumbai Indians have done well to retain their core players such as Harbhajan Singh, Robin Uthappa, Lasith Malinga and Kieron Pollard. Most notably Mumbai Indians obtain and have retained Lasith Malinga in their team since 2008, this is of great importance as Malinga has developed into a T20 specialist over the years and has the stats to back it up. Malinga is not only the all-time wicket taker for the Mumbai Indians but he is the all tie wicket taker in IPL history with 170 wickets. The Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma is no slouch either, as he is the third highest runs scorer in IPL history and he has been at the helm for the four-times Mumbai Indians have won the IPL.
MI Best Batsman with 1000+ runs
MI Best Bowlers with 70+ wickets
The Mumbai Indians owner is Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL). The Reliance Industries, owned by Mukesh Ambani, acquired the Mumbai franchise in 2008 for $111.9 millions, which at the tie made the Mumbai Indians the most expensive franchise in the IPL. To me and you we have always know the franchise to be called the Mumbai Indians, however, the original idea for the team name was the Mumbai Razors. Hence, the razor logo on the team’s emblem. If it wasn’t for the intervention of Sachin Tendulkar who suggest the team be called the Mumbai Indians, the franchised would’ve taken a different route in terms of branding.