One of the most successful IPL franchises of all time had to let go of the most balanced side of the league ahead of the mega auction 2022. They retained their skipper Rohit Sharma along with Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, and Jasprit Bumrah and they gave their best shot to secure the services of Ishan Kishan. It clearly hints at their intention to keeping the core intact as much as possible. With Rohit Sharma leading the pack Mumbai Indians can definitely hope to have another big season with the right mix of domestic and overseas players.
The experience of old Mumbai Paltans will be a key factor for the side. Off course their playing XI will have all of the five old timers from the squad- Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, and Jasprit Bumrah. Rohit will lead their batting department while Bumrah will lead the bowling attack. The middle-order will be handed by SKY and Kieron Pollard will guide the lower middle-order. In the bowling unit, they also have Tymal Mills as the death overs specialist while Unadkat can strike with the new ball. They do lack the spark in the spin department but Murugan Ashwin is expected to lead the attack with support from players like Mayank Markande and Fabian Allen.
Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan, Dewald Brevis, Basil Thampi, Murugan Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, N Tilak Varma, Sanjay Yadav, Jofra Archer, Daniel Sams, Tymal Mills, Tim David, Riley Meredith, Arshad Khan, Anmolpreet Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Rahul Buddhi, Hrithik Shokeen, Arjun Tendulkar, Aryan Juyal, Fabian Allen
Mumbai Indians Strongest Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan (keeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David(overseas), Kieron Pollard (overseas), Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills/ Riley Meredith (overseas), Jaydev Unadkat, Basil Thampi/Mayank Markande