Mumbai Indians has been one of the most dominating teams in the Indian Premier League in the previous season. The team ended up winning the season beating Delhi Capitals in the season final. But it was not only the last season that made Mumbai Indians shine. They have been doing excellently since the beginning and have been one of the strongest teams in the IPL. Mumbai Indian has won the IPL title 5 times till now which is a record in the history of the IPL. Rohit Sharma-led team aims to win right from the very beginning and achieves that target with suave. IPL season 2022 would take place later this year and MI is looking unstoppable. Former Indian batsman and commentator Aakash Chopra talked about the team and the reasons that make the Mumbai Indians great.
Indian core of the team is the encore
According to the star commentator, “the Indian core” of the team is the strength of Mumbai Indians and has the capability of doing “the encore”. Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik, Krunal, Bumrah, and Rahul Chahar all combined give match-winning strength to the team. They are the players which will make a place for themselves in the playing XI with their prowess and all are “match-winners in their own right”.
No other team has such a strong Indian core in the IPL. As per the commentator, Rohit Sharma is one of the best batsmen in white-ball cricket and one cannot find a better bowler than Bumrah. Hardik is the best all-rounder and Krunal has the capability to match “him shoulder to shoulder”. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav are the “revelations” who will make MI’s journey to victory smoother.
Rohit Sharma as a captain also adds to the strength quotient of the team, said the former batsman. He said, “He is 24-carat-gold, the best cut diamond”. He is the captain who knows to read the game well. His “poker face” does not let people know what he is thinking but has the “ability to control the flow of the game”. He also said that saying this and appreciating the captain for that is much easier but the way Rohit does this is commendable.
Marvellous bowling attack
Then comes the bowling attack of the team which is one of the finest amongst all the teams in the IPL, especially when it comes to fast bowling. Bumarh, Trent Boult, Nathan-Nile, Dhawal Kulkarni can make the inning difficult for any batsman. Only Delhi Capitals has the kind of bowling attack which can give MI competition. With Nortje and Kagiso Rabada in the team, Delhi Capitals stand a chance in front of the MI bowling attack.
After winning the IPL in 2019 and 2020, Mumbai Indians must be awaiting for the IPL 2021 to begin so that the team can hit the hat-trick.