Possible XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), Lendl Simmons, Ambati Rayudu, Jos Buttler, Corey Anderson, Kieron Pollard, Jagadeesha Suchith, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Jasprit Bumrah
Rohit Sharma (C)- Mumbai Indian IPL 2016
ROHIT SHARMA IPL CAREER
Rohit Sharma start his IPL career with Mumbai Indians. He is the captain of Mumbai Indians since last 4 years. In 2013 and 2015 Mumbai Indians won IPL Trophy in the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. Here is the full records of his performance. Rohit Sharma IPL career is start in 2008.
One of the most naturally-gifted batsmen in the world, this 26-year-old is a prolific run-getter in all formats of the game and his batting is all about grace and elegance. While he has been making waves since 2007, this right-hander made several telling impacts last season – not least of which was an ODI double-century. He was also one of the most consistent Deccan Chargers batsmen in the first three seasons of the IPL, and he was instrumental in his former franchise winning the 2009 crown. However, since 2011 Sharma has been an integral part of the Mumbai Indians. In fact, he even took over the team’s captaincy a couple of games into the 2013 season and led MI to their maiden IPL title. He was, therefore, one of the five players retained by the franchise going into the 2014 season.
Parthiv Patel – WK – Mumbai Indian IPL 2016
This wicketkeeper-batsman first came into prominence when he made his Test debut against England at the age of 17 back in 2002. Since then, he has regularly been in contention for a spot in the Indian team. The 29-year-old left-hander, who has been impressive with the bat in one-day cricket, was signed by the Chennai Super Kings for the first three seasons of the IPL, moved to Kochi Tuskers Kerala before being bought by the Deccan Chargers at the IPL Player Auction 2012. In the 2014 IPL Player Auction he was purchased by RCB. The Bangalore-based team traded him to MI ahead of IPL 2015.
Lendl Simmons – Mumbai Indian IPL 2016
Lendl Simmons came into limelight when he represented the West Indies in the 2002 and 2004 Under-19 World Cups. He received his Test cap against England in March 2009. He is an excellent fielder and an occasional wicketkeeper.
Ambati Rayudu – Mumbai Indian IPL 2016
A prolific run-getter since his early days in the game, Ambati Rayudu announced his arrival when he scored 177 as a 16-year-old against an England U-19 team in 2002. Stints at the National Cricket Academy and an outstanding second season in domestic cricket only enhanced his reputation. Rayudu is also becoming a regular in India’s ODI and T20I teams. The 28-year-old was held on to by Mumbai Indians prior to IPL 2011 when all IPL squads got a makeover. And given his consistent run over the last three seasons, Rayudu was again retained by MI prior to IPL 2014.
Jos Buttler – Mumbai Indian IPL 2016
Corey Anderson – Mumbai Indian IPL 2016
At INR 4.5 crores, young Corey Anderson was the Mumbai Indians’ second-costliest buy at the 2014 IPL Player Auction. This hard-hitting left-hander could well be worth every penny spent on him given his propensity to clear the ropes at regular intervals. It was this flamboyant batting style that saw him register the fastest ODI ton (36 balls) against the West Indies to ring in 2014. Expect this Kiwi batsman to clock in plenty of maximums come IPL season.
Kieron Pollard – Mumbai Indian IPL 2016
Trinidad’s Kieron Pollard is an absolute entertainer. This big-hitting batsman, capable of clearing most cricket grounds, announced his arrival at the 2009 CLT20 when he scored 146 runs in five innings at a strike-rate of close to 200. A genuine all-rounder, he lends balance to the team. His tall frame, athletic build, powerful forearms and broad shoulders make him a very good fielder too. Pollard was one of Mumbai Indians’ star performers in IPL 2010, but he had a modest outing in 2011 and 2012. However, he came back with a bang the next year, scoring 420 runs and picking up 10 wickets from 18 matches in IPL 2013 as MI surged to the title. He was one of MI’s retained players ahead of IPL Player Auction, 2014. Expect the familiar chants of “Pollard! Pollard!” from the MI faithful at Wankhede Stadium every time this big man comes anywhere near the ball.
Jagadeesha Suchith – Mumbai Indian IPL 2016
The bowler from Mysore has played two domesticT20s leading up to IPL 2015 and will looking to make his debut in the prestigious tournament in the forthcoming season.
This youngster from Baroda is set to make his IPL debut for the Mumbai Indians in the 2015 edition of the tournament. A bowling all-rounder, Pandya has been plying his skills for his domestic side since 2013. He played a vital role in Baroda winning the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy in the 2013-14 season.
Harbhajan Singh – Mumbai Indian IPL 2016
Harbhajan Singh led the Mumbai Indians to their first Twenty20 title in 2011 when they beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final of the CLT20. The Turbanator was the preferred spinner in India’s 2011 ICC World Cup-winning team too. But since then, he has slipped down the ranks. A shin injury forced him to miss most of the 2011-12 domestic season. However, he has since recovered and is now a key component of the Mumbai Indians. Given his vast experience and unique playmaking abilities, Harbhajan Singh was retained by the defending IPL champions ahead of the 2014 season.
Jasprit Bumrah – Mumbai Indian IPL 2016
A 20-year-old medium pacer from Ahmedabad, Jasprit Bumrah was included in the Mumbai Indians squad ahead of IPL 2013. Bumrah’s journey to the big leagues has been quite exceptional. He was plying his trade for Gujarat – against Mumbai – in the 2013 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (India’s domestic Twenty20 tournament). As luck would have it, MI’s new coach, John Wright, was present at the venue scouting for fresh talent. Wright was impressed with Bumrah’s smooth action and control, and thus came the teenager’s big break even before playing a single first-class or List A match. Within a few days, he was in the Mumbai Indians dressing room, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Harbhajan Singh.