The Mumbai Indians IPL 2020 UAE winning chances stand pretty high owing to their balanced outfit, with a star performer in almost every category.
Here are some of the best picks of the team:
1. James Pattinson– This robust Australian cricketer has replaced Lasith Malinga this year with his inexplicable fast bowling skills. His single biggest performance which made the selectors take note of him came in 2009 when he broke the record for Victorian One Day cricket by taking 6 for 48 of 10 overs. Pattinson’s height could also be a key factor, with the extra bounce he can generate off the pitch.
2. Ishan Kishan– This phenomenal Jharkhand player became a part of the team in 2018. He is a left-handed batsman and wicket-keeper. He was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs. 6.2 Crores. He is all set to show that he can be a big match player and leave a mark of his extraordinary skills.
3. Hardik Pandya– This Indian international cricketer is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm fast-medium. In 2019 he was the Super Striker of the Season of Mumbai Indians, with his strike rate over 170. He also became first Indian to take 4 wickets and score above 30 runs in a T20I in the same match. The team weighs higher with such star performers.
4. Surya Kumar Yadav– He is a top performer as an opener. He attracted many eye-balls with his classy shot-selection coupled with improvised shots at will. He is an all-rounder who made into the first-class debut for Mumbai in the 2010 Ranji Trophy against Delhi.
5. Chris Lynn– This Australian T20 opener can get you off to a flier, on pure muscle to send the ball sailing over the ropes. This player is known for being an explosive batsman capable of hitting big sixes.
6. Kieron Pollard– This mighty West Indian is one of the biggest strength of the team as he is aggressive all-rounder, a medium-pace bowler and big-hitting batsman in the middle-order. He was the joint highest-paid player in the 2010 Indian Premier League, playing for Mumbai Indians.
7. Rohit Sharma– Being a captain since 2013 of the Mumbai Indians he has won the tournament four times under his leadership, scoring scored 4,000 career runs in the competition. Because of this talented cricketer, Mumbai has not only won the IPL in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019 but also won the former Champions League Twenty20 competition in 2013.
8. Jasprit Bumrah– This best bowler, the yorker expert, is the leader of Mumbai Indians’ bowling attack. Under the lights, he could get the new ball to move in the first couple of overs.
9. Krunal Pandya– The other half of the Pandya brothers, Krunal has been a key player in the Mumbai Indians’ triumph in the IPL. His contributions in the middle overs are priceless.
10. Nathan Coulter– This stellar bowling all-rounder, knows how to prevent the run of flow in the middle overs and play a few cameos with the bat in hand.
Writer - Garima Mohta