Mumbai Indians (MI) IPL team 2023 analysis

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Mumbai Indians finished rock-bottom for the first time in IPL history. They have a lot of soul searching to do as the most successful franchise in IPL history will look to rebound and get back their best. Mahela Jayawardene and the rest of the management staff will have their work cut out to find that elusive eleven that will bring glory to Wankhede again. Let’s take a closer look at Mumbai Indians squad for this season Indian Premier League.

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Batting

MI’s reliable batting is their best weapon. They’ve had players with a track record of excellence on their team for a while. Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan and Surya kumar Yadav comprise a solid top 3 who can win matches on their own. Tristan Subbs and Tim David are expected to bat in 4 and 5. Australian all-rounder Cameron Green could bat at 6 but the management could push him up the order.  Mumbai Indians could struggle late on as they don’t seem to have a good lower order batters who could add some crucial runs.

All Rounders

Over the years Mumbai Indians have always featured all-rounders who provide wonderful balance to the squad regardless of the conditions. But this time, things are different. Pollard had been a deadly finisher in recent seasons, but he has retired from the IPL. Mumbai has purchased Cameron Green to take Kieron Pollard’s spot.

Bowlers

The Mumbai Indians bowling lineup will be led by Jasprit Bumrah. Jofra Archer will also be available starting in IPL 2023. Both of them combined make a lethal attack but it remains to be seen whether they would be fit to play. They also have Australian quicks in Jason Behrendoff and Jhye Richardson who could come in handy with their pace and variations. Cam Green will be vital for Mumbai Indians as he could bowl in the middle overs and keep a lid on the scoring. They severely lack a world class spinner but they would be hoping that Piyush Chawla and Kumar Kartikeya would do the job.

Mumbai Indians Strength

The presence of Mumbai’s captain Rohit Sharma, who has helped the team win five IPL championships, is their greatest asset. The arrival of Camron Green makes the MI batting look even more dangerous given the already-retained talent of Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, and the other rising stars. Players like Dewald Brevis, Tristan Stubbs, and Tim David have the ability to win games in just a few overs. Mumbai will have one of the fiercest speed attacks in the league if Jofra and Bumrah are eligible for selection.

Mumbai Indians Weakness

Except from Cam Green, Mumbai does not have a world-class all-rounder. His absence would be a major problem for Mumbai Indians as he is currently recovering from an injury. The Mumbai Indians’ lack of a proven spinner is also a big weakness. They have a Piyush Chawla on the decline and a Kumar Kartikeya on the rise. Although having a strong domestic season in 2022, Kumar Kartikeya can fare badly on a higher level. Nehal Wadhera and Shams Mulani are two upcoming all-rounders in the squad but it seems they would rarely be used this time around. Duan Jansen is another good option for Mumbai.

Mumbai Indians (MI) full squad for IPL 2023

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Wicketkeepers: Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs (SA), Vishnu Vinod.

Batters: Rohit Sharma, Tim David (AUS), Ramandeep Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Dewald Brevis (SA).

All-rounders: Nehal Wadhera, Shams Mulani, Duan Jansen (SA), Cameron Green (AUS).

Bowlers: Jofra Archer (ENG), Jasprit Bumrah, Arshad Khan, Jason Behrendorff (AUS), Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal, Hrithik Shokeen, Arjun Tendulkar, Raghav Goyal, Piyush Chawla, Jhye Richardson (AUS).

Mumbai Indians (MI) expected playing eleven:

Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (WK), Cameron Green, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tristan Stubbs, Tim David, Jofra Archer, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya/Piyush Chawla, Jasprit Bumrah. 

Mumbai Indians (MI) fixture list for IPL 2023

Here are the full fixture list for Mumbai Indians,

Date and TimeMatch Details
Sun, Apr 02
02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, 5th Match
IPL 2023
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Sat, Apr 08
02:00 PM GMT |07:30 PM LOCAL
Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, 12th Match
IPL 2023
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Tue, Apr 11
02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL
Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians, 16th Match
IPL 2023
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Sun, Apr 16
10:00 AM GMT | 03:30 PM LOCAL
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 22nd Match
IPL 2023
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Tue, Apr 18
02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians, 25th Match
IPL 2023
ajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Sat, Apr 22
02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL
Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings, 31st Match
IPL 2023
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Tue, Apr 25
02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL
Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians, 35th Match
IPL 2023
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Sun, Apr 30
02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL
Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, 42nd Match
IPL 2023
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Wed, May 03
02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL
Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians, 45th Match
IPL 2023
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Sat, May 06
10:00 AM GMT | 03:30 PM LOCAL
Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians, 49th Match
IPL 2023
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Tue, May 09
02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 54th Match
IPL 2023
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Fri, May 12
02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL
Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Titans, 57th Matchh
IPL 2023
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Tue, May 16
02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL
Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians, 63rd Match
IPL 2023
Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Sun, May 21
10:00 AM GMT| 03:30 PM LOCAL
Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 69th Match
IPL 2023
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Also read the full team analysis of Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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