The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League is just around the corner and the excitement is getting bigger with each passing day. The auction attracted a lot of eyes as hundreds of players went under the hammer. While some teams opted to go for an altogether new squad, the defending Champions Mumbai Indians were focussed on retaining the core.
The 3-time Champions had already retained the skipper Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah before the auction and managed to get back Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya using the RTM Cards. Apart from that, there were some quality additions in the auction that make the MI squad a pretty strong one.
Let’s take a look at the pre-tournament best XI for Mumbai Indians
#1 Ishan Kishan
The talented left-hander has impressed a lot with his flamboyant batting skills. Playing for Gujarat Lions in the last couple of years, he played a few eye-catching knocks. Ishan had promised a lot when he led the Indian Under-19 team in 2016 but somehow he hasn’t been able to establish a big name for himself.
But a selection in the Mumbai Indians camp could just be the turning point in his career. The franchise promotes young talents and they are the most successful team in the history of the league. The added responsibility of donning the gloves could make Ishan feel like belonging to the camp.