Team Mumbai Introduction
The most balanced team in the Indian T20 Premier League, according to many experts, Mumbai holds the record for most titles in the history of the tournament. Led by Rohit ‘Hitman’ Sharma, they have held the prestigious Indian T20 League trophy five times – 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. It is the defending champion and will be gunning for a sixth title come 2021. It won’t be beyond the team as well. Mumbai has some of the best batsmen in Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, and Kieron Pollard. In Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard, Mumbai has two of the finest finishers with the bat, while Jasprit Bumrah, who leads the bowling attack, is arguably the best bowler in the format. Mumbai has time and again backed its youngsters, a decision that has borne fruit to date. Whether or not Mumbai can achieve a treble remains to be seen. For now, the team has all the ammunition.
Mumbai Team Origin: The Mumbai team was founded in 2008. It plays all of its home games at the Wankhede Stadium.
Team Owners: The Mumbai team is owned by Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL).
Team’s Last Year Glimpse: Mumbai showed that its form was not hampered by the pandemic or the change in venue as it became only the second team to defend its Indian T20 League title successfully. If there were a few ups and downs in 2019, Mumbai glided through the 2020 season with the utmost ease. It had a bit of a stutter at the start of the campaign as they went down to team Chennai but came back strong. The five times champions won 9 of their 14 group stage games to qualify for the playoffs in the first place. The team then brushed aside Delhi Qualifier 1 and then again in the final to become the first team in the league with five trophies.
Where the team currently stands: After a mixed start to their Indian T20 premier league 2021 campaign, defending champions sits fourth with four wins in seven games. Fans will see them in action from September.
Team’s ex-captains, Current Coaches, Home Ground: Mumbai, in its initial days, trialled with plenty of captains. Sachin Tendulkar led Mumbai in 51 games from 2008 to 2011. Harbhajan Singh also led the side in 20 matches, while Ricky Ponting (6), Kieron Pollard (5), Shaun Pollock (4), Dwayne Bravo (1) have all been captains of Mumbai at some point. Currently, Rohit Sharma is Mumbai’s captain. He has led the team since 2013, and all of Mumbai’s title wins have come under Rohit.
Mahela Jayawardene is the head coach of the team. Robin Singh is the batting coach, Shane Bond the bowling coach, while James Pamment is the fielding coach. Former India head coach John Wright is Mumbai’s head of Talent Scouting.
Mumbai had the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai as its home ground for the first two seasons. In 2011, the team played all of its home matches at Brabourne Stadium. Team Mumbai now plays all of its home games at Wankhede Stadium.
List of all players in the team along with their nationality:
Rohit Sharma (India)
Anmolpreet Singh (India)
Trent Boult (New Zealand)
Jasprit Bumrah (India)
Rahul Chahar (India)
Piyush Chawla (India)
Nathan Coulter-Nile (Australia)
Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
Ishan Kishan (India)
Marco Jansen (South Africa)
Dhawal Kulkarni (India)
Chris Lynn (Australia)
Adam Milne (New Zealand)
Mohsin Khan (India)
James Neesham (New Zealand)
Hardik Pandya (India)
Kieron Pollard (West Indies)
Anukul Roy (India)
Aditya Tare (India)
Arjun Tendulkar (India)
Saurabh Tiwary (India)
Jayant Yadav (India)
Suryakumar Yadav (India)
Yudhvir Charak (India)
Top Auctioned Players of 2021:
Mumbai did not go for massive bids like some of the other teams in the auctions this time around. The team knows it has a base ready and just needed to plug the few holes it managed to in the auctions. They brought in a total of seven players in the 2021 auctions. Here is a list of players.
- Nathan Coulter-Nile: INR 5 crore
- Adam Milne: INR 3.2 crore
- Piyush Chawla: INR 2.4 crore
- James Neesham: INR 50 lakh
- Yudhvir Charak: INR 20 lakh
- Marco Jansen: INR 20 lakh
- Arjun Tendulkar: INR 20 lakh
Indian T20 League Schedule 2021 for Mumbai Team
Mumbai will play most of its games this season at MA Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai (5), followed by Delhi (4), Bengaluru (3), and Kolkata (2).
|Day & Date||Match||City||Time (IST)|
|Friday, 09 April||vs Bangalore||Chennai||7:30 PM|
|Tuesday, 13 April||vs Kolkata||Chennai||7:30 PM|
|Saturday, 17 April||vs Hyderabad||Chennai||7:30 PM|
|Tuesday, 20 April||vs Punjab||Chennai||7:30 PM|
|Friday, 23 April||vs Rajasthan||Chennai||7:30 PM|
|Thursday, 29 April||vs Hyderabad||Delhi||3:30 PM|
|Saturday, 1 May||vs Chennai||Delhi||7:30 PM|
|Sunday, 19 September||vs Chennai||Dubai||7:30 PM|
|Thursday, 23 September||vs Kolkata||Abu Dhabi||7:30 PM|
|Sunday, 26 September||vs Bangalore||Dubai||7:30 PM|
|Tuesday, 28 September||vs Punjab||Abu Dhabi||7:30 PM|
|Saturday, 2 October||vs Delhi||Sharjah||3:30 PM|
|Tuesday, 5 October||vs Rajasthan||Sharjah||7:30 PM|
|Friday, 8 October||vs Hyderabad||Abu Dhabi||3:30 PM|
Things to Know & Facts about the Mumbai team
There is no doubt that Mumbai is one of the best teams that has ever turned out in the prestigious Indian T20 league. They did not have the best to start initially in their tournament journey but have had incredible success over the last few years. Here are some interesting facts about the Mumbai team.
- Mumbai has the most wins in the Indian T20 Premier League history – 120 wins in 2013 matches, a win percentage of 59.1.
- Rohit Sharma has been the captain each time Mumbai has won the title.
- Mumbai has won five T20 league titles in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. It was also runner-up in 2010.
- Mumbai has a 77.7% win percentage against Kolkata. Among the active teams, this is the highest win percentage of any team against a particular opponent.
- Rohit Sharma is the leading run-scorer for Mumbai in the T20 league with 4060 runs, while Lasith Malinga has picked up the most wickets for the franchise (170).
Past Performance of Mumbai in T20 Premier League
Mumbai is the most successful team in the Indian T20 league and has won the title five times. However, it has not always been a rosy road for the team. They have had a few iffy seasons but has made sure that whenever it qualifies for the final, it comes up as winners more often than not. Here is how the IPL giants have fared in the T20 league over the years.
|2008||Finished fifth on the points table, failed to qualify for playoffs|
|2009||Finished seventh on the points table, failed to qualify for playoffs|
|2011||Lost to Bangalore in Qualifier 2|
|2012||Lost to Chennai in Eliminator|
|2014||Lost to Chennai in Eliminator|
|2016||Finished fifth on the points table, failed to qualify for playoffs|
|2018||Finished fifth on the points table, failed to qualify for playoffs|
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Rohit Sharma is currently the Mumbai team captain and has led in 116 matches over eight years.
Wankhede Stadium is the home ground for the Mumbai team.
The Mumbai team has played 67 games at Wankhede Stadium, out of which it has won 42 matches – a win percentage of 62.6%
Mumbai has won the T20 Premier League a record five times.
Lasith Malinga in 2009 is the only bowler to date to have won the Purple Cap for Mumbai. He picked up 28 wickets in the campaign that season.
Sachin Tendulkar won the Orange Cap for Mumbai in 2010. No other player has won the Orange Cap for the franchise since.