Before the IPL 2023 season began, it appeared to all cricket fans that the Mumbai Indians squad would not even be able to make it to this year’s playoffs. But the five-time champion winning team MI gave a befitting reply to all the critics with their performance. This team made it all the way to the playoffs this season under the direction of Rohit Sharma.
The middle-order batsmen of this team were its strength; in addition to their batting, they also kept the team ahead with their bowling. However, the Pandya brothers were dropped from MI’s lineup after the IPL 2022 auction, and the team appeared weaker after Kieron pollard retired after the IPL 2023 season. Even without the injured Jasprit Bumrah and England’s best fast bowler Jofra Archer, this team still played well.
Mumbai Indians finished fourth in the standings with 16 points during the league stage after winning 8 of 14 games. MI qualified for the qualifications by winning the Eliminator One match against the strong Lucknow Supergiants. But regrettably, in the qualifying round, the squad fell to Gujarat Titan.
In this game, the Gujarat Titans, captained by Hardik Pandya, batted first and totaled 233 runs in the allotted 20 overs with just three wickets lost. The Mumbai Indians side, attempting to chase the total, was dismissed for 171 runs in just 18.2 overs. Shubham Gill, who scored 129 runs in seven balls with the help of seven fours and ten sixes, was the star of this game.
MI Performace This Year
Mumbai Indians could win only three matches in the first half i.e. in the first seven matches. But after that, they won five matches in the second half i.e. in the next seven matches. This team does not make its debut every year, but its result is much better than the rest of the teams.
|1||MI Vs RCB||RCB Won by 8 Wickets|
|2||MI Vs CSK||CSK Won by 7 Wickets|
|3||DC Vs MI||MI Won by 6 Wickets|
|4||KKR Vs MI||MI Won by 5 Wickets|
|5||MI Vs SRH||MI Won by 14 Runs|
|6||PBKS Vs MI||PBKS Won by 14 Runs|
|7||GT Vs MI||GT Won by 55 Runs|
|1||RR VS MI||MI Won by 6 Wickets|
|2||PBKS Vs MI||MI Won by 6 Wickets|
|3||MI VS CSK||CSK Won by 6 Wickets|
|4||RCB Vs MI||MI Won by 6 Wickets|
|5||MI VS GT||MI Won by 27 Runs|
|6||LSG Vs MI||LSG Won by 5 Runs|
|7||SRH Vs MI||MI Won by 8 Wickets|
The bowlers on this squad have a reputation for losing matches, which is one of their weaknesses. Surprisingly, the team’s primary bowler this season was 35-year-old spin bowler Piyush Chawla, whose international career is over. From this, we can infer how poor this team’s bowling is.
MI IPL 2024 Squad
This season Mumbai Indians surprised everyone with their performances. The bowling department is their only weakness, which will end with the arrival of Jasprit Bumrah next season.
Akash Madhwal, the right-arm fast bowler from Uttarakhand impressed a lot with his bowling this season. He took a total of 14 wickets in eight matches. Along with Bumrah and Akash, the team management will be eyeing a bowler like Trent Boult as a left-arm bowler on whom they can bet in the next season’s auction.
MI IPL 2024 Coaches (Tentative)
Head Coach – Mark Boucher
Batting Coach – Kieron Pollard
Bowling Coach – Shane Bond
Fielding Coach – Jonty Rhodes
MI IPL 2024 Retained Players List (Tentative)
Rohit Sharma (C)
MI IPL 2023 Squad
Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma (Cap), Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah, Cameron Green, Arjun Tendulkar, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal, Jhye Richardson, Piyush Chawla, Duan Jansen, Vishnu Vinod, Shams Mulani, Nehal Wadhera, Raghav Goyal, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Sandeep Warrier