The Mumbai Indians the most successful team in the IPL will be looking to get their campaign back on track after a miserable IPL 2021. The team couldn’t manage to get into their groove on the slow pitches of Chennai. The Mumbai squad now plays all of its games in Maharashtra in IPL 2022 and most pitches are the ones that they will like. The team has superstars like Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, and Rohit Sharma himself. The bowling department depends on Jasprit. Here is an in-depth look:
Mumbai Indians Squad for IPL 2022:
|Player Name||Position||Player Name||Position|
|Rohit Sharma||Batter||Rahul Buddhi||Batter|
|Ishan Kishan||Batter/Keeper||Hrithik Shokeen||Batter|
|Suryakumar Yadav||Batter||Aryan Juyal||Keeper|
|Anmolpreet Singh||Batter||Luvnith Sisodia||All-Rounder|
|Kieron Pollard||All-Rounder||Fabian Allen||All-Rounder|
|Jofra Archer||All-Rounder||Riley Meredith||Fast Bowler|
|N Tilak Verma||All-Rounder||Jaydev Unadkat||Fast Bowler|
|Dewald Brevis||Batter||Jasprit Bumrah||Fast Bowler|
|Sanjay Yadav||All-Rounder||Tymal Mills||Fast Bowler|
|Tim David||All-Rounder||Daniel Sams||Fast Bowler|
|Arshad Khan||All-Rounder||Mayank Markande||Spinner|
|Ramandeep Singh||All-Rounder||Murugan Ashwin||Spinner|
Expected Playing XI:
The strength of the Mumbai Indians is the core group that they have retained. Of the 7 Indian players, 4 Indian players are regular features of the Indian white-ball circuit. Rohit, Surya, Ishan, and Jasprit Bumrah are the big names. Their opening pair is the most explosive one. The bowling attack is looking amazing. The fast bowlers are elite.
Weakness of MI in IPL 2022:
The weakness of the Mumbai Indians is the absence of an experienced Indian batter in the middle. They could have easily bid for Suresh Raina or Karun Nair. Even Mahipal Lomror could have solved this problem. But all things said, they also lack a foreign, middle-order batter. Rassie could have been a good pick.
The opportunity is for Anmol Preet Singh and N Tilak Verma. Both these young batters are going to get multiple chances. Another chance is for Ishan Kishan. With Shikhar Dhawan and Devdutt Padikkal batting well, he will have to earn his place on the flight to Australia. Mayank Markande is back home and will feel comfortable playing under Rohit Sharma.
Threats for MI in IPL 2022:
The Pune pitch is not the ideal pitch for Mumbai batters. They like it when the ball comes on the bat. They like pace. The Pune pitch supports the spinners more and is a slow wicket. The matches on this pitch might be low-scoring. Pollard has been misfiring for some time. He will have to take responsibility in the middle-order.
Mumbai Indians IPL 2022 Schedule:
|Match No||Match Centre||Date||Time (IST)||Venue|
|2||DELHI CAPITALS vs MI||March 27, 2022||3:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI, Mumbai|
|9||MI vs RAJASTHAN ROYALS||April 2, 2022||3:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai|
|14||KKR vs MI||April 6, 2022||7:30 PM||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|18||RCB vs MI||April 9, 2022||7:30 PM||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|23||MI vs PUNJAB KINGS||April 13, 2022||7:30 PM||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|26||MI vs LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTS||April 16, 2022||3:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI, Mumbai|
|33||MI vs CHENNAI SUPER KINGS||April 21, 2022||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai|
|37||LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTS vs MI||April 24, 2022||7:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|44||RAJASTHAN ROYALS vs MI||April 30, 2022||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai|
|51||GT vs MI||May 6, 2022||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI, Mumbai|
|56||MI vs KKR||May 9, 2022||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai|
|59||CHENNAI SUPER KINGS vs MI||May 12, 2022||7:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|65||MI vs SRH||May 17, 2022||7:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|69||MI vs DELHI CAPITALS||May 21, 2022||7:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
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