IPL 2018 Mumbai Indians Squad & Players: Team Analysis

All right, let’s all agree on one thing that the Mumbai Indians Team 2018 is the most decorated team in the history of IPL. The defending champions Mumbai Indians had 47 crore Rupees at their disposal for the IPL 2018 auction. From it, they spent 46.35 crores and added 22 players to their roster. Mumbai Indians is the only team to have won the tournament 3 times in 2013, 2015 and the previous year 2017. Indian Billionaire Mukesh Ambani is the co-owner of the defending champions MI with Indian Hitman Rohit Sharma will continue being the captain of MI squad in IPL 2018.

The squad for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2018 has been announced. Mumbai has retained some key players and has bought some new ones. Mumbai Indians will be playing the 1st match of IPL season 11 with all-time rivals Chennai Superkings. Don’t miss IPL Opening Ceremony, Buy IPL Tickets Here.

MI Team Squad 2018

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Let’s take a look at the complete Mumbai Indians team for IPL 2018 mentioned below.

Retained Players Mumbai Indians:

Player                          Price

Rohit Sharma                 15 Crores
Hardik Pandya               11 Crores
Jasprit Bumrah                7 Crores

Complete Mumbai Indians squad for the IPL 2018 (25 players)

Player Price Type
Rohit Sharma ₹15,00,00,000 Batsman
Hardik Pandya ₹11,00,00,000 All-rounder
Jasprit Bumrah ₹7,00,00,000 Bowler
Krunal Pandya ₹8,80,00,000 All-rounder
Ishan Kishan ₹6,20,00,000 Batsman
Keiron Pollard ₹5,40,00,000 All-rounder
Pat Cummins ₹5,40,00,000 Bowler
Evin Lewis ₹3,80,00,000 Batsman
Surya Kumar Yadav ₹3,20,00,000 Batsman
Mustafizur Rahman ₹2,20,00,000 Bowler
Ben Cutting ₹2,20,00,000 All-rounder
Rahul Chahar ₹1,90,00,000 Bowler
Pradeep Sangwan ₹1,50,00,000 Bowler
Jason Behrendorff ₹1,50,00,000 Bowler
Jean-Paul Duminy ₹1,00,00,000 All-rounder
Saurabh Tiwary ₹80,00,000 Batsman
Tajinder Dhillon ₹55,00,000 All-rounder
Akila Dhananjaya ₹50,00,000 Bowler
Siddhesh Lad ₹20,00,000 Batsman
Aditya Tare ₹20,00,000 Batsman
Mayank Markande ₹20,00,000 Bowler
Anukul Roy ₹20,00,000 Bowler
Sharad Lumba ₹20,00,000 Batsman
Mohsin Khan ₹20,00,000 Bowler
MD Nidheesh ₹20,00,000 All-rounder

Mumbai Indians Coach:

Mahela Jayawardene

Mumbai Indians Captain:

Rohit Sharma

Strengths of Mumbai Indians Team in IPL 2018:

With the likes of skipper Rohit Sharma, Flickr Jasprit Bumrah and destroyer Hardik Pandya being retained in Mumbai Indians during the IPL 2018 player retentions, Mumbai Indians furthermore strengthened their monster core by retaining Krunal Pandya and Keiron Pollard the monstrous All-rounders. MI has an undisputed line-up of all-rounders like Keiron Pollard, JP Duminy, Ben Cutting and Pandya Brothers which can destroy any team at any given place. Addition of overseas players like Mustafizur Rahman, Ben Cutting, and Evin Lewis gives them an edge that they had been craving for. Mumbai has one of the best squad in IPL 2018 and they are the top contenders to win the tournament.

Weaknesses of Mumbai Indians Team in IPL 2018:

Mumbai Indians bowling line-up does not seem very impressive, although they do have a decent bowling squad with Jaspreet Bumrah, Pat Cummins, and Jason Behrendorff we still have to see how they hold up against the most intimidating opponents in the tournament. The spin department is weak for Mumbai as they have no big names in the squad. They brought Akila but don’t think so he will get a game as many as they can have only 4 overseas players in the playing eleven.

Will Mumbai Indians win IPL 2018?

It is very much a possibility that the existing and defending IPL champions Mumbai Indians could work their magic this time as well, they are already three times winners more than any other team and considering their previous year’s performance, there is no doubt that the star-studded team is still hungry and not settling for anything less than the prestigious IPL title. The team has a great balance of tremendous batting squad in addition to the world-class All-rounders like Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Keiron Pollard and quality seamers like Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins and Mustafizur Rahman. If Mumbai shows even a little bit of enthusiasm as the last time, it would be extremely hard for the other teams to put a stop to them.

Mumbai Indians just have to work on their bowling department a bit to overcome some issues that could make their journey difficult in the further stages of the tournament. Could Mumbai Indians become the IPL 2018 champions yet another time? Only time will tell, but we wish Mumbai Indians best of luck and hope for their good performance in the IPL 2018.

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  1. Hi,
    Very nicely written. In-depth analysis.Thnx

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