|MUMBAI INDIANS vs KOLKATTA KNIGHT RIDERS|
|Date : 23rd September 2020|
|Venue : Sheikh Zayed Stadium (UAE)|
|Rohit Sharma(C), Quinton De Cock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah|
The most successful franchise in IPL history with four title wins to their name is Mumbai Indians (MI) team based in the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra, The team with the biggest fan base have also won the now-defunct Champions League twice. MI is Owned by India’s biggest conglomerate, Reliance Industries, the franchise is the most expensive team in the league.
In the initial year the team faced struggles when they had the likes of Sachin Tendulkar in the squad. They saw many ups and downs during the year 2008-2009, however, once they purchased Indian batsman Rohit Sharma and the captaincy was handed over to him, the side saw changes emerge as they went on to become a strong team.
Mumbai Indians, in the year 2017 turned into the primary establishment to cross the $100 million imprint in brand an incentive among the IPL establishments. In 2019 The brand estimation of Mumbai Indians is assessed to be around Rs 809 crore (generally $115 million), the most elevated among all the IPL establishments for the fourth continuous year.
Mumbai Indians is considered to be the most successful team in the IPL. They won the 2011 Champions League Twenty20 after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 31 runs in the final.
The team won the double by winning its first IPL title, in 2013, by defeating Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs in the final, and then defeated the Rajasthan Royals by 33 runs to win its second Champions League Twenty20 title later that year. They won their second IPL title on 24 May 2015 by defeating the Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs in the final and became the third team to win more than one IPL title.
On 21 May 2017, they won their third IPL title by defeating the Rising Pune Supergiant by 1 run in a thrilling final, thus becoming the first team to win three IPL titles. While playing the tournament, they won their 100th T20, becoming the first team to do so
In 2019, they repeated the same feat as they won a record breaking fourth IPL title, by beating CSK by just 1 run on 12 May 2019 in IPL Final.
Being headed by Rohit sharma as Captain, Mahela Jayawardene was appointed as head coach of Mumbai Indians before the 2017 season. Run scorer of the team goes to Sharma and leading wicket taker of the team and the IPL as well goes to LasithMalinga
Four players are declared as icon players of the Indian Premier League for their respective city franchises which made the players unavailable to play for any team other than their city team. Mumbai’s icon player goes to Sachin Tendulkar
Mumbai Indians bought Trinidadian all-rounder Kieron Pollard for $750,000 following a secret tiebreaker at the 2010 players auction. They signed up ten uncapped Indian players out whom seven were former ICL players after the auction.
Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings played in the final of Vivo IPL 2019 where Mumbai defeated Chennai by 1 run to become champions for the record 4th time in the year 2019. The final of 2019 had a thriller end which saw Chennai Super Kings needing 2 runs off the last delivery where Mumbai Indians bowler LasithMalinga took wicket on last delivery and won the match for Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings by 1 run to lift the IPL trophy for the record fourth time. Mumbai Indians became the only team to have four IPL trophies, and the most successful team ever.
The Title of ‘Harrier Super Striker of the Match’ title for 2 and 3 times grabbed respectively by Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard . Hardik Pandya scored 91 runs off just 34 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders and made the fastest 50 off just 17 balls in that match.
The best bowling figures 6/12 in IPL history in the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad which was also his IPL debut is recorded by Alzzari Joseph
They broke the record to become the only franchise to win the most IPL titles after they defeated arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by a run in the year 2019. As for the 2020 edition, in IPL auction, MI added six new names – Chris Lynn (2 crores), Nathan Coulter-Nile (8 crores), Saurabh Tiwary (50 lakh), Mohsin Khan (20 lakh), DigvijayDeshmukh (20 lakh), Balwant Rai Singh (20 lakh), to their squad.
Mumbai Indians full squad
Rohit Sharma (C), Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, JaspritBumrah, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Mohsin Khan, Fabian Allen, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, DigvijayDeshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Aditya Tare.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
One of the best team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) are Mumbai Indians (MI), who is going to start this IPL 2020 as the defending champions. They’ve won four IPL titleswith one coming every alternative year (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019).since 2013.They are the slow starters but they pick up pace like no other team can. They’ve won titles after starting on the worst possible note, losing four out of their first five games. Here we go with the players to watch from MI.
The most devastating T20 batsmen in International cricket, the man from Australia who has represented Kolkata Knight Riders previously for over six years until he was released ahead of the IPL 2020 auction.
It is awaited that Chris Lynn would either open with Quinton De Kock or Rohit Shrama at the top and is expected to set forth devastating start to the Mumbai Indians.
Since he has conquered more than 150 in the first 6 overs we can expect him to hit big. According to former Cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar Lynn will not get a single game. Certainly he is one of the five Mumbai Indians to watch for.
Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock, a talent from South Africa who manages to capture your imagination. He was peddled to Mumbai Indians by Royal Challengers Bangalore in a major player trade off deal before the IPL auction last year.
We can say De Kock was one of the most consistent Mumbai Indians batsmen in IPL 2019 to finish in third place in the race for the Orange Cap.He scored 529 runs at an average of 35.26.
The Indian T20 League has been the platform to make many young players and Jasprit Bumrah is one of them. Promoting Mumbai, with an unusual bowling action he became the centre point and caught everyone’s eye. He is blessed to bowl yorkers and get the steep bounce off the pitch.After making his international debut , the Gujarat pacer has arguably become India’s best bowler in limited-overs cricket.
An Indian international cricketer, HardikPandya who plays for Baroda in domestic cricket and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL).. He is an another crucial wheel of Mumbai Indians to make them win the title this season. He has been amazing over the years for the IPL franchise.
He scored 402 runs at an amazing average of 44.66 and an unbelievable strike-rate of 191.42. Pandya also picked up 14 wickets at an average of 27.85.Pandya delivered his best IPL performance in the competition last season.
The fascinating captain of Mumbai Indians Rohit Sharma, has impressively led the franchise from the front. Since 2013 ,MI have won the tournament four times under his leadership.His decisions to back key players and his knack of making the right changes in matches has served Mumbai Indians well over the years.
This IPL 2020 his fans are expecting something special from ‘Hitman’ and of course there is no doubt about the explosive batsman’s mastery with the bat however.
After winning the 2020 Caribbean Premier League in West Indies the big man Kieron Pollard is coming off and will be looking to give the fullest in the forthcoming edition of Indian Premier League.Being a Proven match winner and a finisher for Mumbai Indians side since from few years he is aiming to finish off more matches in the upcoming season.
He scored a bulk of runs for his side and even picked up wickets at crucial stages which could prove beneficial for the Mumbai Indians side going ahead in this IPL season.
Surya kumar Yadav
An attacking right-handed batsman and occasional right-arm medium pace bowler, SuryakumarYadavhas been around in the domestic circuit and he’s been playing the IPL since 2012.Vigilance by his talent, he endured an IPL contract from Mumbai Indians for 2012 season.Though he was ignored throughout the season due to the presence of veteran players like Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard.
KKR selected this young talentIn 2014 IPL auction and Suryakumar did justice to their trust. He broke the headlines in IPL 2015 when he hit breathtaking and match-winning – 20-ball 46 with five sixes – against Mumbai Indians that overshadowed Rohit Sharma’s classy 98 on Wednesday at the Eden Gardens surprised many
LasithMalinga, an unconventional bowling action and precise usage of yorkers are the two traits of this player. The 35-year-old played last World Cup of his career in 2019. He is one of the most successful bowlers in ODI history due to his precise line and length. He supervised the Sri Lankan 2014 T20 World Cup winning side. He is a right-arm fast bowler that is commonly used as a specialist death bowler, and is well known for his distinctive round-arm action, sometimes referred to as a sling action, which leads to his nicknames, ‘SlingaMalinga’.