Mumbai Indians

Last Updated: 30 September 2021

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 13 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.

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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.

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Mumbai Indians Team

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.

Mumbai Indians Team 2021 – plug key holes in the auction table

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.

Who is in the Mumbai Indians 2021 Team for the UAE Leg?

Mumbai Indians (MI) are the only team that are heading into the second half of this 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with the same squad that they had back in April and May. There are absolutely no personnel changes. The

The five-time champions had a topsy-turvy run in the first half. They lost the first game, before winning two in a row. They then lost two games on the bounce before winning two successive matches once again, one of which included a cliff-hanger against arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings to restore some parity.

MI struggled on the slow and low pitches in Chennai. They managed to eke out just two wins from five games in that first leg. They couldn’t cope with the sluggish tracks and 140-150 kind of totals. In fact, even in those two games that they won, they got out of jail. MI defended scores of 152 and 150 against Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. In both those games, the chasing team were in command and a loss for MI was on the cards. However, some excellent bowling from the spinners and brilliant execution at the death from the pacers propelled MI. The third win which came over Rajasthan Royals was a little more clinical while it took Kieron Pollard to push them over the line against Chennai Super Kings when they hunted down a mammoth 219.

The batting has been inconsistent and out of the three games that MI lost, two of them came due to the batting failures as they finished with a sub-140 total. Meanwhile, the bowling has been superb and they will continue to hold the key for the defending champions.

The Rohit Sharma-led side are fourth on the points table with eight points – four wins and three losses. While in the last couple of years MI have shown that they can start well and dominate throughout the tournament, they have historically been a side that starts slow and only picks up pace in the latter half of the tournament.

Hence, MI will be one of the favourites to make it to the playoffs, at the very least. They will be looking to make history and win their third successive IPL title. Their big challenge will be adapting to the pitches in the UAE and if they turn out to be slow and low, it will be a slightly stiffer task for MI.

Mumbai Indians Players 2021

NameTeamRoleBowling StyleBatting StyleNationalityMatchesRunsRuns AverageWickets
Anukul RoyMumbai IndiansAll RounderSlow left-arm orthodoxLeft HandedIndia11
Arjun TendulkarMumbai IndiansAll RounderLeft-arm medium fastLeft HandedIndia
Hardik PandyaMumbai IndiansAll RounderRight-arm medium fastRight HandedIndia80134929.9742
James NeeshamMumbai IndiansAll RounderRight-arm mediumLeft HandedNew Zealand96112.23
Kieron PollardMumbai IndiansAll RounderRight-arm mediumRight HandedTrinidad&Tobago164302329.9360
Krunal PandyaMumbai IndiansAll RounderSlow left-arm orthodoxLeft HandedIndia7110002546
Rohit SharmaMumbai IndiansBatsmanOff breakRight HandedIndia200523031.3115
Anmolpreet SinghMumbai IndiansBatsmanOff breakRight HandedIndia
Chris LynnMumbai IndiansBatsmanSlow left-arm orthodoxRight HandedAustralia41128033.68
Saurabh Sunil TiwaryMumbai IndiansBatsmanOff-breakLeft HandedIndia88137927.58
Suryakumar YadavMumbai IndiansBatsmanRight-arm mediumRight HandedIndia101202430.20
Adam MilneMumbai IndiansBowlerRight-arm fastRight HandedNew Zealand573.54
Dhawal KulkarniMumbai IndiansBowlerRight-arm mediumRight HandedIndia9110411.5586
Jasprit BumrahMumbai IndiansBowlerRight-arm fastRight HandedIndia924013.33109
Jayant YadavMumbai IndiansBowlerOff breakRight HandedIndia14636
Marco JansenMumbai IndiansBowlerLeft-arm fastRight HandedSouth Africa
Mohsin KhanMumbai IndiansBowlerLeft-arm medium fastLeft HandedPakistan
Nathan Coulter-NileMumbai IndiansBowlerRight-arm fastRight HandedAustralia33778.5541
Piyush ChawlaMumbai IndiansBowlerLeg breakLeft HandedIndia16458411.91156
Rahul ChaharMumbai IndiansBowlerLeg breakRight HandedIndia31178.530
Trent BoultMumbai IndiansBowlerLeft-arm fastRight HandedNew Zealand4812463
Yudhvir Singh CharakMumbai IndiansBowlerRight-arm medium fastRight HandedIndia
Aditya TareMumbai IndiansWicket KeeperRight HandedIndia3533914.12
Ishan KishanMumbai IndiansWicket KeeperLeft-arm mediumLeft HandedIndia51121128.83
Quinton de KockMumbai IndiansWicket KeeperLeft HandedSouth Africa66195931.59

Mumbai Indians Team 2020

The Mumbai Indians in 2020 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 captured 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.

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!

Mumbai Indians Team 2019

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!

Mumbai Indians Team 2018

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.

Mumbai Indians Team 2017

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.

Mumbai Indians Vs

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 plus – san interesting MI vs DC live match!

MI Head to Head

OppositionPlayedWonLostwin %
Chennai Super Kings30181260%
Deccan Chargers106460%
Delhi Capitals24121250%
Kings XI Punjab24131154%
Kolkata Knight Riders2519676%
Pune Warriors India65183%
Rajasthan Royals23111148%
Rising Pune Supergiant64267%
Royal Challengers Bangalore2718967%
Sunrisers Hyderabad147750%

MI Season Results

YearTotalWinsLossesNo result% winPosition
2020161150 68.75% Winners


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.

MI vs RR

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. 

Mumbai Indians Best Players in Franchise History

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

RG Sharma2011-2019139223728109*31.862854130.6212810335143
KA Pollard2010-20191353927558328.691877146.770143181176
AT Rayudu2010-201710718241681*27.141915126.16014920579
SR Tendulkar2008-201378112334100*34.831948119.81113429529
LMP Simmons2014-20172921079100*39.96852126.64111210944
HH Pandya2015-2019612410689128.86690154.780337268

MI Best Bowlers with 70+ wickets

SL Malinga2009-2019122471.1833661705/1319.87.1416.6
Harbhajan Singh2008-2017134486.3533851275/1826.656.9522.9
JJ Bumrah2013-201977288.442182823/726.67.5521.1
MJ McClenaghan2015-201956212.211803714/2125.398.4917.9

Mumbai Indians Owner

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.

Mumbai Indians Team

  • 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

Top Run Scorers 2020
  • Ishan Kishan – 516 at 57.33
  • KA Pollard – 268 at 53.60
  • SA Yadav – 480 at 40.00
  • Q de Kock – 503 at 35.92
Top Wicket Takers 2020
  • JJ Bumrah – 27 best 4/14 at 14.96
  • TA Boult – 25 best 4/18 at 18.28
  • RD Chahar – 15 best 2/18 at 8.16