Mumbai Indian Squad 2017
IPL Mumbai Indians Roster 2017
IPL 2017 Mumbai players list is placed here. Mumbai Indians came into the last season as the defending champions, boasting of a star studded squad which is backed by an army of blue fans.
However, even before the season began, they were given a major upset in the form of their best bowler Lasith Malinga, who was ruled out of the season owing to an injury. Same was the case for the West Indies international Lendl Simmons too, who was ruled out after playing just one match.
The Mumbai Indians missed the playoffs mark by just a win, as they had to settle for a fifth place finish. With seven wins and seven defeats, one can say that they have had an average performance. Needless to mention, it was definitely surprising to see them finish in the bottom half, since they had a good squad which was led by Rohit Sharma. They will however be coached by Mahela Jayawardene who replaces Ricky Ponting from this year onwards, so let’s see if that changes the team’s fortunes.
Mumbai Indians, has the right mix of explosiveness, variety and experience which has helped them time and again. The opening order was dominated by Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu. Rohit himself has been scoring well and receives great support from Kieron Pollard and Corey Anderson when it comes to putting runs on the board. Kieron Pollard does his role in the middle order keeping his calm in highly tense situations.
There is no dearth of all-rounders in the team as well with the likes of Hardik Pandya, Jos Butler and others able to deal with multiple assigned roles. The bowling department is equally impressive with the likes of Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Tim Southee and others.
Considering their bowling last year, it must have come as a shock to many, to see the team maintain their bowling rhythm despite Malinga’s absence. It was Mitchell McClenaghan who stepped up this time, taking 17 wickets in 14 innings. Jasprit Bumrah was another promising bowler, who finished the season with a tally of 15 wickets. There were other talented bowlers like Harbhajan Singh and Tim Southee, who took nine wickets each.
Martin Gupltill was another disappointment for the side, as the Kiwi batsman failed to rise to the occasion. Rohit Sharma managed to do a terrific job as the skipper, as he led his sides through some tricky matches. In fact, he was the Man of the Match for half the victories which the team got in their campaign.
Coming to the auction of IPL 2017, Mumbai Indians have acquired the explosive Nicholas Pooran from West Indies who is a young talent. Mitchell Johnson comes to the squad as well and he will provide the pace battery more punch. Karn Sharma, the leg-spinner from Meerut has been roped owing to some great performances during his stint with Sunrisers Hyderabad. It will be intriguing to see if the changes they made to the roster this season works in their favour. On paper they have the best talent, potential and proven match winners across all departments. IPL MI team 2017 players list is placed below.
IPL Mumbai Indian Team 2017
Full list of Mumbai Indians 2017 team is placed below;
|INDIAN PLAYERS||FOREIGN PLAYERS|
|Rohit Sharma (Captain)||Lasith Malinga|
|Karn Sharma||Tim Southee|
|Ambati Rayudu||Lendl Simmons|
|Harbhajan Singh||Kieron Pollard|
|Hardik Pandya||Jos Buttler|
|J Suchith||Mitchell McClenaghan|
|Jasprit Bumrah||Nicholas Pooran|
|Nitish Rana||Mitchell Johnson|
|Parthiv Patel||Asela Gunarathne|
|R Vinay Kumar|