IPL 2023: Mumbai Indians are the most successful franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history. They have won the most titles (5), all in Rohit Sharma’s captaincy. Today, we will talk about the predicted playing XI of MI in the IPL 2023 and the analysis of that playing XI, i.e. what are the strengths of the players, etc.
MI had a very bad last year’s IPL season as they finished last in the points table with only 4 wins in 14 games. They will look to identify what were the mistakes they had done last time and will look to redeem themselves in IPL 2023.
Mumbai Indians (MI) squad for IPL 2023:-
Rohit Sharma (c), SK Yadav, I Kishan, D Brevis, T Varma, T David, Ramandeep Singh, T Stubbs, V Vinod, M Arshad Khan, C Green, H Shokeen, S Mulani, N Wadhera, J Archer, A Tendulkar, K Kartikeya, J Behrendorff, C Jordon, P Chawla, D Jansen, A Madhwal, R Goyal
Before the start of the 16th season of the IPL, MI lost two of the premium pacers in the team, Jasprit Bumrah and Jhye Richardson. Both are out of IPL 2023 with their respective injuries. Now the onus will be on the other pacers to fill the spots. Especially the big shoes of J Bumrah who is one of the key members of the team for quite a few years now for MI.
Strengths of Mumbai Indians
MI has a strong batting lineup with some of the hard hitters in the team as well. Their bowling is also looking good despite J Bumrah not in the team. They have two great bowlers in J Archer and C Jordon. And the spin attack also looks good with some variety in the bowling attack as well.
Weaknesses of Mumbai Indians
One major weakness of MI is they will be without K Pollard and J Bumrah, two of the best match winners for MI over the years. The inexperience without these two will play the part in the team.
Mumbai Indians (MI) predicted playing XI:-
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Cameron Green, Surya Kumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Arshad Khan, Jofra Archer, Kumar Kartikeya, Piyush Chawla, Chris Jordon
Mumbai Indians predicted playing XI analysis:-
MI has two very good openers in Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan. Captain Rohit Sharma is a seasoned campaigner and I Kishan is in decent form in the limited opportunities he gets. Both are aggressive openers who look to use the powerplay and try to get as many runs as possible.
Coming to the other batters, they have C Green who is the talk of the town in the last year or so. He is a utility player who gives the right balance to the team. The Aussie all-rounder can bat anywhere in the middle order and is a very potent bowler who can bowl the full quota of overs. He bowls at a good pace; in higher 140s.
SK Yadav is the best T20 batter in the world right now. His ability to take the game away from the opposition in the blink of an eye makes him an X factor in any team.
Mumbai Indians (MI) also have Tim David who can hit the long ball after coming in the back end of the inning. He has been in great form in league cricket off late.
Also, the local boy Tilak Varma is the revelation last year in the team. His feature in playing XI makes the option open for MI to play an extra overseas player.
Lower order and the bowlers
Coming to the last 5 players in MI’s playing XI, Arshad Khan is an all-rounder to look for in IPL 2023 for MI. He is a left-arm pacer who can swing the ball back in. Mumbai Indians can play him instead of J Benrendorff if they are looking for variety in the bowling attack. Arshad Khan will bring variety to the attack with his left-arm option and he can bat a bit as well.
Jofra Archer is coming to the IPL after a long time. And he will be eager to show his class as he showed in the previous IPL seasons. So is Chris Jordon, he is an experienced bowler and is a T20 specialist. Because to their abilities as effective wicket-takers and deadly death bowlers, both Englishmen can limit the opposition’s ability to score runs.
Other than the pacers, Mumbai Indians (MI) have two great spin bowling options in P Chawla and K Kartikeya. Both are wrist spinners that are so important in modern-day T20 cricket. The teams have had trouble playing wrist spin in the middle overs since the spinners can bowl in tandem during those overs.
All n all, they have a very good side this time around in the IPL 2023 with some good all-rounders in the team. They have the right balance in the team. This year, MI will try to win the sixth IPL championship. And aims to prove to the world why they are the league’s most prosperous franchise.
Let’s see how Mumbai Indians do in the IPL 2023. Especially after they had a very bad last year’s IPL season. What do you think? Will MI do well in the IPL 2023? Comment your answer below.
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