Through times, it is safe to mention apparently that Mumbai Indians are the masters of IPL. Mumbai Indians, although, survived through a rough initiation as they did not win to reach the playoffs earlier, in the first two seasons of the IPL. But, as they rose up, they won 4 IPL crowns and 2 CLT20s.
So, let’s have a look at their All-Time XI :
- SACHIN TENDULKAR-
When we talk about Mumbai Indians, it almost becomes impossible not to talk about the master, Sachin Tendulkar. He is, without any doubt, the greatest batsman ever to step and grace the cricket field
Moreover, Sachin Tendulkar gathered himself more than 500 runs in IPL in two different seasons as a captain. Further, in 2010, his 618 runs became the record for the most number of runs scored in a single edition, which was formerly held by Aussie southpaw Shaun Marsh.
- Lendl Simmons-
Partnering Sachin Tendulkar at the top the precise game play is Trinidadian batsman Lendl Simmons. He pocketed 394 runs in just 8 games for Mumbai Indians in that season at a surprisingly average of 56.28.
Preliminary to the signing, Mumbai Indians had been defeated in 4 games on the run. Nevertheless, he rose up to improve the team’s destiny to some extent as they eventually managed to make a late entry into the playoffs by defeating Rajasthan Royals in what became one of the legendary IPL games of all time
- ROHIT SHARMA-
Rohit Sharma’s presence has been considered, through all the times, as one of the most important part of Mumbai Indians. His successes have been destined to the team. He also, over time, won the “Best Under-23 player” in 2009. He assembled himself a score of 4898 runs and is staggering behind only two fellow batsmen, Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina.
- AMBATI RAYUDA–
Ambati Rayudu has played for Mumbai Indians for 8 seasons starting from 2010 to 2017. While the spotlight was showered on massive players like Rohit Sharma, Harbajan Singh and Lasith Malinga, Rayudu quietly became a hero.
His most fruitful season for Mumbai Indians made a gigantic comeback in 2011 where he pocketed 395 runs which included 4 half-centuries. It is a very commendable for player now with high demands.
- KIERON POLLARD –
Apparently, Kieron Pollard has been in the home of Mumbai Indians for a decade now. His great, prolific performances in the 2009 CLT20 and the Big Bash made him one of the most sought after players in the 2010 auction.
He, moreover, scored 60* in just 32 balls in the 2013 IPL final as Mumbai Indians stepped up to win their maiden IPL title.
- KRUNAL PANDYA-
Mumbai Indians, at the 2016 auction, purchased Krunal Pandya for INR 2 crore. Krunal Pandya is the definition of a gigantic player.
He has packed 891 runs in his IPL career so far at a brilliant strike rate of 146.06. He has been a significant part of the Mumbai Indians team.
- HARDIK PANDYA-
Hardik Pandya is the younger brother of Krunal, however, if it is being questioned about experience for both Mumbai Indians and the Indian national team, he surpasses his brother, and becomes senior to him.
He has gathered himself 250+ runs in the last 3 seasons and snatched 14+ wickets in the last 2 seasons.
- HARBHAJAN SINGH –
Harbhajan Singh was considered as an icon for Mumbai Indians. He has played for them since the beginning of the IPL till the 2017 campaign.
Harbhajan Singh grasps the record of bowling the most number of dot balls in IPL history with a sum total of 1249 dot balls. His most prosperous IPL season with the ball was the 2013 campaign where he assembled himself 24 wickets at a measly economy rate of 6.98 runs.
- MITCHELL McCLENAGHAN–
He is one of the most prosperous players in the Mumbai Indians team, taking 18 wickets in his debut campaign while Rohit Sharma weighted the trophy for the 2nd time.
- LASITH MALINGA-
Lasith Malinga has been, now for a decade, the most renowned and highest wicket-taker in the IPL. It is more than just surprising how he has played 30-40 matches, less compared to other leading wicket-takers.
Malinga is the definition of consistency. He has only failed to cross the 15 wicket mark in 1 out of his 9 seasons at Mumbai Indians.
- JASPRIT BUMRAH –
He has been another great player in the team. The hustler Bumrah has gathered 82 wickets in 77 games in his IPL career and has ascended to become one of the best bowlers in the world, not only in T20s but also in ODIs and Test matches respectively.
Besides, he is terrifically improving ever since the game now.