The Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen 14 seasons so far. In all these years, no other team has won the title more times than the Mumbai Indians. The men in blue are arguably the most popular franchise in the IPL.
Qualifying for playoffs nine times and six times for the finals, MI has gone on to win the IPL trophy a record five times. In comparison with the next best team, CSK made it to the IPL finals on nine occasions and won the trophy four times.
Having a remarkable group of players in its kitty, Mumbai Indians has always been the team to watch out for in just about every IPL season.
Led by India’s newly appointed all-formats captain Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians boasts of a squad that features players who can change the course of any match single-handedly.
The key to Mumbai’s success has been its core group and it has continued to maintain it retaining some of its key players while also buying back some others in the IPL mega auction.
To nobody’s surprise, the Mumbai Indians were offered the odds of 3.60 in IPL 2021. They had a season to forget in IPL 2021 as they failed to make it to the playoffs.
For IPL 2022, most cricket betting sites have decided to offer the IPL betting odds of 6.00 for Mumbai Indians to win the title.
Now, are the Mumbai Indians betting odds of 6.00 justified or are the bookies going purely by reputation? To answer this, we need to look at the MI camp since the end of last year’s edition.
All the teams have undergone significant changes due to the IPL mega auction this year. While some teams have gone for a complete overhaul, MI decided to keep it smart.
The main reason for Mumbai Indians’ success in the last few seasons was their batch of young Indian players who performed regularly for the team. Going into the auction, Mumbai Indians stuck to their formula.
Another factor that has to be kept into consideration is that due to covid restrictions, the league matches of all the teams will be played in the same city this year. Well, the city happens to be Mumbai with only a few matches to be played in nearby Pune.
With years of experience playing on their home ground and an amazing fan army offering home support, the Mumbai Indians seem to have everything going their way.
We believe this will be a successful year for Mumbai Indians.
We predict that Mumbai Indians will comfortably qualify for the playoffs in the fifteenth edition of the IPL. We believe Mumbai will once again reach the finals of the IPL 2022.
They might face some challenges from teams like CSK and Delhi Capitals but we won’t be too surprised if they end up lifting the trophy for the sixth time this year.
Rohit Sharma is arguably the best opener in world cricket and Kieron Pollard will inevitably win you a couple of games all on his own. But for Mumbai Indians, the impetus to win consistently was provided by the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, brothers Krunal and Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, and Ishan Kishan.
Of these, MI has only let go of the Pandya brothers managing to either retain or buy back all of its proven performers. Mumbai Indians retained captain Rohit Sharma, express pacer Jasprit Bumrah, top overseas all-rounder Kieron Pollard, and stylish batman Suryakumar Yadav.
Mumbai Indians went into the auctions with a fully laid-out plan. So much so, that they did not bother bidding for any player until they had re-acquired the services of young Ishan Kishan for a whopping INR 15.25 crore. After that, the MI management just went about building a good team around the strong core and the resulting team was pretty formidable.
Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Dewald Brevis, Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah, M Ashwin, Basil Thampi, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Sanjay Yadav, Ramandeep Singh, Aryan Juyal, Arjun Tendulkar, Tilak Varma, Hrithik Shokeen, Rahul Buddhi, Arshad Khan, Tymal Mills, Jofra Archer, Fabian Allen, Daniel Sams, Anmolpreet Singh, Tim David, Riley Meredith.
Historically, MI has a penchant for bouncing back strongly after an average season. The team will be playing all its matches at home in IPL 2022 where they have a brilliant win ratio. Their key players have become regulars on the national side as well and their leader is now the all-formats captain of India.
Things just couldn’t look any better from MI’s perspective and all these factors could very well combine to see them emerge on top again.
Mumbai Indians has a star-studded lineup of batsmen with all three of Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, and Suryakumar Yadav looking in peak form.
While Suryakumar Yadav has a retention chip on his shoulder and has to justify the faith team management has put in him, Ishan Kishan has a mega moolah tag to deal with.
These factors will only push them to perform better and one amongst Kishan and S Yadav will likely emerge as the top run-scorer for Mumbai Indians again.
Jasprit Bumrah is the player to watch out for. Cricket fans across the world feel that he is one of the best fast bowlers of this generation. Bumrah spearheads the MI bowling department with his sheer pace, accurate yorkers, and brilliant variations.
Taking into consideration loads of experience he has of how Mumbai pitches play, Bumrah is the most logical contender for most wickets for MI this season.
Keep an eye out for Rohit Sharma’s keen captaincy skills along with his exploits with the bat. Kieron Pollard is always a player to watch out for. The inclusion of South African wonder kid Dewald Brewis was a surprise move by MI with most people believing RCB to go after him.
Brewis is already being called the young AB De Villiers and if given enough chances, he could very well prove that he is truly a worthy successor to probably the most explosive batsman of our times.
According to IPL satta bazar predictions, Mumbai Indians were red-hot favorites to lift the title in IPL 2021. Riding on the back of successive title wins in 2019 and 2020, Mumbai were expected to come out all guns blazing. However, a dismal season that saw its players blow hot and cold saw MI bow out of the playoffs.
Mumbai Indians went into the final league match of the tournament with a huge net run rate deficiency.
Although Mumbai’s fans were disheartened with its exit, the capability of the team as amongst the strongest side in the history of IPL was never in question. With a mega auction reshuffling their team structure, MI will now look to win from the get-go and silence their critics.