IPL 2024: MI SWOT Analysis, Full Squad, Mumbai Indians Strongest Playing XI
MI SWOT Analysis

MI SWOT Analysis IPL 2024: Mumbai Indians, the most successful franchise in the Indian Premier League, have made some major callouts for the IPL 2024 season, and MI will be led by a new captain Hardik Pandya. They have got some good picks on the Auction table and look like a stable and formidable squad and this post will walk you through MI SWOT Analysis, Full Squad, Mumbai Indians Strongest Playing XI.

Title-winning former captain of Gujarat Titans Hardik Pandya was surprisingly traded to Mumbai Indians just a few days before the Auction. It was big news and a surprise for Mumbai Indians fans but a banger was yet to be announced by the franchise, which they announced soon that Hardik Pandya is the new captain of Mumbai Indians replacing Rohit Sharma. This news just broke down the internet and there were a lot of reactions from the fans.

The trade-in of Hardik Pandya has added another strong pillar in the MI middle order. They had secured their core while releasing a few players and also had a good day at the Auction where they got quality bowlers like Gerald Coetzee and Madushanka and experienced allrounder Mohammad Nabi.

Down below is the MI SWOT Analysis, Full Squad, Mumbai Indians Strongest Playing XI:

MI SWOT Analysis

Strengths of the Mumbai Indians

Ishan Kishan
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The primary strength of the Mumbai Indians is their strong Indian batting lineup. They’ve got three of the top Indian batters. Surya, Ishan, and Rohit! They traded in Hardik Pandya and he was appointed as the new captain. In addition, they have a strong set of young players including Tilak Varma.

While there aren’t many well-known international hitters, there are plenty of intriguing ones. Players who can win games in a few overs include Tim David, Romario Shepherd, and Dewald Brevis.

Weakness of the MI

The Mumbai Indians still don’t have a reliable spinner, which is something they lacked the previous year. They have a blossoming Kumar Kartikeya and a waning Piyush Chawla. Even though they acquired Muhammad Nabi and Shreyas Gopal through the auction, the team still lacks an effective spinner. Does Piyush Chawla still have what it takes? He has aged like a nice wine and possesses a fantastic skill set. To make up this gap, they need to have followed Zampa, Shamsi, or Adil Rashid.

Opportunities for the MI

Tilak Verma and Dewald Bravis
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There are just too many opportunities. Many people consider the Mumbai Indians to be their ideal team, and those who play for them will be eager to show off their skills on the field. Two players who can maximize their season are left-arm fast bowler Akash Madhwal and youngster Dewald Brevis.

While Akash Madhwal made an impression in the IPL 2023, Brevis is developing a character more akin to a T20I player. Both can rise to the occasion and overcome criticism. Another player, Ishan Kishan, has an opportunity to regain form and demonstrate his firepower.

Threats to the Mumbai Indians 

ICC T20 World Cup 2021: All-rounder Hardik Pandya to begin bowling from next week, says Rohit Sharma
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The absence of Hardik Pandya, the recently designated leader, poses a threat. Being one of the most valuable members of the Indian cricket squad in a World Cup year means that he cannot be pushed back to fitness. Following his trade, Cameron Green was released, and Mumbai may find it difficult to restore their balance if he is out for the season. The lack of an experienced spinner poses an additional threat.

Mumbai Indians Squad

Rohit Sharma, Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Vishnu Vinod, Arjun Tendulkar, Shams Mulani, Nehal Wadhera, Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar Kartikeya, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal, Jason Behrendorff, Romario Shepherd, Hardik Pandya (c), Gerald Coetzee, Dilshan Madushanka, Shreyas Gopal, Nuwan Thushara, Naman Dhir, Anshul Kamboj, Mohammad Nabi, Shivalik Sharma.

Mumbai Indians Strongest Playing XI

1. Rohit Sharma
2. Ishan Kishan (WK)
3. Tilak Varma
4. Suryakumar Yadav
5. Hardik Pandya / Dewald Brevis
6. Tim David
7. Mohammad Nabi
8. Gerald Coetzee
9. Piyush Chawla
10. Jasprit Bumrah
11. Dilshan Madushanka/ Akash Madhwal

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