Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing XI for IPL 2016
2016 Vivo Indian Premier League title defending champions Mumbai Indian team will again be playing under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy who led side 2013 and 2015 triumph. MI will play their opening game against Rising Pune Supergiants on April 9 at Wankhede Stadium. Let’s have a look at the expected playing 11 for Mumbai in IPL-9.
Mumbai Indians have got some great opening batsmen in the squad. Skipper Rohit Sharma, wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel, West Indies’ Lendl Simmons can open the innings. The Mumbai Indians team management and think tank can prefer to go with Simmons and Parthiv to open the innings while Rohit to bat at number 3.
Mumbai Indians middle order will be relying on Corey Anderson, , Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Jos Buttler and Hardik Pandya. Jos Buttler is a wicket-keeper but the way he bats, he will definitely be a crucial batsman in the middle and end overs of the innings. Rayudu and Anderson are expected to play at 4 and 5 position while Pollard and Hardik will be playing at the 7-8 position.
There are several all-rounders in the Mumbai Indians who can turn the game from bowling as well as batting. Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Corey Anderson are some of those names. Team will highly rely on Jasprit Bumrah, Vinay Kumar and Harbhajan Singh in the bowling. Lasith Maling is going through from injury treatment and if he gets fit, he’ll be seen playing in later matches.
Playing XI (Probable)
- Rohit Sharma (Captain)
- Lendl Simmons
- Parthiv Patel
- Ambati Rayudu
- Corey Anderson
- Jos Buttler
- Kieron Pollard
- Harbhajan Singh
- Hardik Pandya
- Vinay Kumar
- Jasprit Bumrah
What are your thoughts on Mumbai Indians chances in 9th IPL season? Will they win successive title?