On November 19, the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai hosted the much-awaited IPL 2024 Auction. The Mumbai Indians expanded their roster by adding eight players in total. Mumbai Indians (MI) showed off their skills in the player retention as they made some wise decisions to boost their lineup ahead of the next IPL 2024.
Here is a team review of the players bought by the 5 time IPL champions Mumbai Indians and also their best possible MI playing XI leading up to the IPL 2024.
Mumbai Indians IPL 2024 Squad Review Ahead of IPL 2024
The Mumbai Indians (MI) have boosted their team in anticipation of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season by making strategic changes. They skillfully kept a strong roster, including Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishan Kishan, and Suryakumar Yadav, on a budget of 15.25 crores.
The five-time champs added veteran backups Mohammad Nabi and Shreyas Gopal along with Gerald Coetzee, Dilshan Madushanka, and Nuwan Thushara to strengthen their bowling squad.
After moving from the Gujarat Titans, Hardik Pandya was recently named captain of the Mumbai Indians, who will play in the Indian Premier League in 2024. Before this, Hardik spent seven seasons as a Mumbai player, where he won four titles under Rohit Sharma’s guidance. He captained Gujarat Titans to an IPL title in his debut season with them and guided them to the finals in the 2023 season, despite not being retained in the 2022 auctions.
However, there have been mixed reactions from MI’s players and fans on Hardik’s selection as team captain. While there were rumors that Rohit Sharma would be departing MI, a senior Mumbai Indians official refuted these reports.
Probable MI Playing XI for IPL 2024
➤ Rohit Sharma & Ishan Kishan (WK): Openers
Rohit will remain the Mumbai Indians’ opening batsman. During the World Cup, he scored over 500 runs with his aggressive batting style. Ishan Kishan and Rohit will make the MI Playing XI and will open together. Ishan’s success with the bat has always come at the top of the order, and he has been the first-choice keeper. It will be intriguing to watch his batting performance this season.
➤ Suryakumar Yadav
SKY is going to bat third. When Hardik Pandya was named as the new MI captain, he responded with an emoticon of a broken heart. As India’s T20I captain, he recently saw success with the Indian team. Without a doubt, one of the batters to keep an eye on is Surya.
➤ Tilak Varma
At four, Tilak will bat. After playing for MI for two seasons, he has already scored 790 runs in those two seasons. His ODI and T20I debuts were the result of his batting consistency.
➤ Hardik Pandya (C)
Pandya is going to be number five in the MI Playing XI. After a few brilliant seasons, he was traded from GT to MI. During Gujarat Titans’ inaugural season, he helped them win the title. It will be interesting to see how Pandya manages this Mumbai Indians team.
➤ Tim David
Australian hard-hitter Tim David will take the number 6 spot. Upon his arrival, he was seen as Kieron Pollardsd’s successor. He is known as a T20I expert in all the global T20 leagues.
➤ Gerald Coetzee
Coetzee can bat at 7 in the MI Playing XI. He has a reputation as a stylish up-and-coming pacer who can tonk the ball down the order going into this IPL. A feisty and express bowler, he can trouble the batters with his pace and bounce.
➤ Jasprit Bumrah
Bumrah is unquestionably in charge of this Mumbai Indians bowling attack. He had a good ODI World Cup where he took 20 wickets. He’ll make a great pace trio with players like Madushanka and Coetzee.
➤ Dilshan Madushanka
The third seamer in this MI lineup will be Madushanka. In addition, he had a successful World Cup, finishing third among all pacers with 21 wickets. He had very good bowling show in the World Cup against India. Mumbai’s future may lie on these three pacers.
➤ Akash Madhwal
The fourth pacer in this pace onslaught will be Madhwal. With his natural speed, he can give this pace attack more depth. His 14 wickets from 8 games in IPL 2023, including two four-wicket hauls, impressed everyone.
➤ Piyush Chawla
Chawla completes MI’s probably strong playing XI. With 16 games played last season, he took 22 wickets and adds a wealth of experience to the Mumbai Indians bowling attack.
1. Who is IPL 2024 MI captain?
Ans: Hardik Pandya will captain the Mumbai Indians captain in the IPL 2024 season, taking over from Rohit Sharma.
2. Is Hardik Pandya fit for IPL 2024?
Ans: According to media sources, Hardik Pandya, the newly appointed captain of the Mumbai Indians, is probably going to miss the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2024.
3. Will Hardik Pandya play in IPL 2024?
Ans: Hardik Pandya suffered a crucial ligament fracture in his right leg while playing for India in the World Cup. As per different media reports, he is likely to miss the IPL 2024.