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Mumbai Indians Probable Playing11 for IPL 2023 & MI Squad: Mumbai Indians were one of the franchises which saw a slump outing in the last season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). In fact, the last two seasons for MI have been forgetful in the Indian Premier League. While Mumbai Indians (MI) finished fifth in the IPL 2021, they got a wooden spoon in the IPL 2022, which turned out to be disastrous for the perennial champions.

However, as they say, let bygones, be bygones. The upcoming IPL 2023 will bring multiple opportunities for the Mumbai Indians (MI) to make amends for their previous two seasons’ downhill ride. The franchise in Blue and Gold will be hoping to make a comeback to the tournament in which it has won five titles.

The five times IPL champions retained their core strength ahead of the IPL 2023 auction, which was held in December last year. MI had released 13 players from the squad including the likes of Kieron Pollard, Riley Meredith, Tymal Mills, Jaydev Unadkat and Daniel Sams among others.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians did well to bring on-board Australian all-rounder Cameron Green, Jhye Richardson, Duan Jansen, and Piyush Chawla among others for the IPL 2023.

On paper, Mumbai Indians look pretty solid and intimidating side, which is packed with big hitters. While Batting firepower seems to be endless for MI, their bowling may cause trouble for them. The spin department, as always, isn’t loaded with big names. Moreover, the recent rumours of Jasprit Bumrah not getting fit for the IPL 2023 aggravates the crisis for Mumbai Indians.

Meanwhile, let’s have a look at Mumbai Indians Probable Playing11 for IPL 2023 & MI Squad.

MI Squad for IPL 2023

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

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

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

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

Mumbai Indians Probable Playing11 for IPL 2023 & MI Squad
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Mumbai Indians Probable Playing11

Openers – Rohit Sharma & Ishan Kishan

Mumbai Indians will come up with its usual opening pair of captain Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan. Both the batters form a right-left hand opening combination which according to many is ideal. Everyone knows how dangerous Rohit Sharma can be even though he hasn’t been at his best in the IPL. Ishan Kishan on the other hand has proved his worth in gold more often than not.

Middle-order – Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Cameron Green & Tim David

MI have options aplenty to make their middle order look intimidating. While Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Cameron Green and Tim David form the first-choice set of players to feature in the playing11, the likes of Dewald Bravis, Tristin Stubbs and Ramandeep Singh are on the bench awaiting their chances.

Young Tilak Verma impressed everyone with his calculative strokeplay in the last season when everything was going in vain for Mumbai. The domestic talent was one of the strong contenders to win the ‘Emerging Player of the Season Award in IPL 2022’ but was eventually pipped by SRH pacer Umran Malik.

MI managed to get hold of Australian all-rounder Cameron Green during the IPL 2023 mini-auction for a massive bid of INR 17.50. The Aussie can don various hats with the abilities he possesses. He can be absolutely ruthless with the bat in hand, as seen in the Australia tour of India in 2022, and can also roll his arm to bowl four quality overs.

Meanwhile, everyone is familiar with what Suryakumar Yadav and Tim David bring to the table. Both batters are genius in the shortest format of the game.

Mumbai Indians Probable Playing11 for IPL 2023 & MI Squad
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Bowlers – Jofra Archer, Kumar Kartikeya, Jasprit Bumrah, Hrithik Shokeen & Jhye Richardson

The pacer bowling army of Mumbai Indians (MI) seems to be flawless given both Jofra Archer and Jasprit Bumrah are available for the IPL 2023. Mumbai Indians saved a handsome sum to get the services of Jofra Archer during the IPL 2022 auction and the purchase is yet to pay its reward to the five-time IPL champions.

The franchise in Blue and Gold experimented with Kumar Kartikeya and Hrithik Shokeen and it turned out to be decent enough for the franchise. The spin department will probably be in the hands of these two bowlers on most of occasions during the IPL 2023.

Australian speedster Jhye Richardson came to MI at a price of INR 1.5 Crores during the IPL 2023 Auction.

Mumbai Indians Probable Playing11 for IPL 2023 & MI Squad
Jasprit Bumrah | Image: IPL/BCCI

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