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Mumbai Indians
मुंबई इंडियन्स
Mumbai Indians Logo.svg
Captain: Rohit Sharma
Coach: Ricky Ponting
City: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Colors: MI
Owner: Nita Ambani (Reliance Industries)[1]
Founded: 2008 (2008)
Home ground: Wankhede Stadium
(Capacity: 35,341)
Secondary home ground(s) Brabourne Stadium
(Capacity: 30,000)
Indian Premier League wins: 2 (2013, 2015)
CLT20 wins 2 (2011, 2013)
Official website: www.mumbaiindians.com

The Mumbai Indians (abbreviated as MI) are a franchise cricket team representing the city of Mumbai in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The team is one of the eight founding members of the IPL in 2008. They are one of the main teams in the city, together with clubs like the Mumbai cricket team and football club Mumbai FC. The franchise is owned by India's biggest conglomerate, Reliance Industries, through its 100% subsidiary IndiaWin Sports. The primary home ground of the Mumbai Indians is the Wankhede Stadium.It is one of the best team of the IPL.

The Mumbai Indians are currently captained by Rohit Sharma, and coached by Ricky Ponting. They won the 2011 Champions League Twenty20 after beating IPL rivals Royal Challengers Bangalore by 31 runs in the final. The team won its first IPL title, in 2013, by defeating Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs in the final, and then defeated the Rajasthan Royals by 33 runs to win its second Champions League Twenty20 title later that year.[2][3] Rohit Sharma is the leading run scorer of the team while Lasith Malinga is the leading wicket-taker.

Mumbai Indians, led by skipper Rohit Sharma, won their second IPL title on 24 May 2015 by defeating Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs in the final, becoming third team to do so.

Franchise history[edit]

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced in September 2007 the establishment of the Indian Premier League, a Twenty20 competition to be started in 2008.[4] In January 2008, the BCCI unveiled the owners of eight city-based franchises. The Mumbai franchise was sold to the Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) for $111.9 million, making it the most expensive team in the league.[5] RIL, owned by Mukesh Ambani acquired the rights to the franchise for a period of 10 years. The franchise was eventually named "Mumbai Indians".

Team history[edit]

2008–2009: Struggle in the initial seasons[edit]

The Indian Premier League named four players as icon players for their respective city franchises which made the players unavailable to play for any team other than their city team. Sachin Tendulkar was named Mumbai's icon player. The icon player was also entitled to earn 15% more than the next-best paid player in their team. At first player auctions for the inaugural IPL season conducted in February 2008, the Mumbai franchise bought several star international cricketers such as Sanath Jayasuriya, Harbhajan Singh, Shaun Pollock, Lasith Malinga and Robin Uthappa.[6] The franchise named Sachin Tendulkar as the captain of the team and appointed former India cricketer Lalchand Rajput as the head coach. However, Tendulkar was injured before the start of the 2008 season due to which Harbhajan Singh took over as the captain in the initial stage of the season. The team got off to a bad start in the season losing their first four games by some comprehensive margins. Their first match was a five-wicket defeat to the Royal Challengers Bangalore on 20 April 2008 at the Wankhede. Their stand-in captain, Harbhajan, was suspended from the tournament for reportedly slapping Sreesanth during Mumbai's league match against Kings XI Punjab. After Harbhajan's suspension, Shaun Pollock assumed the leadership duties until Tendulkar's return on 24 May. Under Pollock's captaincy, Mumbai won six out of their next six games which left them needing to win two more out of the remaining four matches to qualify for the semifinals. Mumbai suffered three last-over defeats in the next three games, including two off the last ball, before winning their last league match. They finished fifth in the points table with 7 wins and 7 losses, missing out on a semifinal spot by just one point.[7]

The 2009 season was played in South Africa as it coincided with multi-phase 2009 Indian general elections due to which the Government of India refused to commit the Indian paramilitary forces to provide security for the IPL. Before the start of the season, Mumbai Indians traded Robin Uthappa for Zaheer Khan with Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Ashish Nehra for Shikhar Dhawan with the Delhi Daredevils. Shaun Pollock retired after the first season and became the head coach of the team. Lasith Malinga, who missed the previous season due to an injury, returned to the team. At the player auction, Mumbai bought South African batsman JP Duminy to strengthen their batting department. After winning their opening match against the Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai struggled to put up consistent performances during the season. They relied heavily on Duminy and Tendulkar's batting, and Malinga's bowling along with minimal contributions from other players. With only five wins from 14 matches, Mumbai finished on seventh place in the league table.

2010–2012: Rise as a strong team[edit]

Lasith Malinga is the leading wicket-taker in IPL with 143 wickets since its inception.

At the 2010 players auction, Mumbai Indians bought Trinidadian all-rounder Kieron Pollard for $750,000 following a secret tie-breaker. After the auction, they signed up ten uncapped Indian players out whom seven were former ICL players. Former India cricketer Robin Singh was named as the head coach of the team as Pollock took up the role of bowling coach. Mumbai had to shift their home venue to Brabourne Stadium for the season since the Wankhede was undergoing renovation to host some matches of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Mumbai won seven of their first eight games to take the top spot in the points table. Their success was mainly due to the efforts of Tendulkar, Malinga, Harbhajan, Ambati Rayudu and Saurabh Tiwary. They won three of the remaining six league games and finished with 20 points from 14 games at the top of the points table. They beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 35 runs in the semifinal, thanks to Pollard's all-round efforts (33* from 13 balls, and 3/17). At the final, they were defeated by the Chennai Super Kings by 22 runs. The Mumbai team management was criticised for the "strategic errors" during the final such as sending Abhishek Nayar and Harbhajan at batting positions 3 and 4 respectively while Duminy and Pollard were sent at 7 and 8. Mumbai skipper Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 618 runs at an average of 47.53 and strike rate of 132.6, won the Orange Cap for scoring most runs in the season. Mumbai qualified for the 2010 Champions League Twenty20 where they were eliminated in the group stage with two wins and two defeats in four matches.

In 2011, with the addition of two new teams to the IPL, the IPL Governing Council declared that each franchise could retain a maximum of four players of their 2010 squad, and the rest of the international players would be auctioned. Mumbai Indians retained Tendulkar, Harbhajan, Pollard and Malinga for a sum of $4.5 million. This retention left the franchise with the power of spending $4.5 million at the auction where they purchased Indian batsman Rohit Sharma for $2 million, former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds for $850,000, and pacer Munaf Patel for $700,000. Mumbai won eight of their first ten league games following which they suffered a loss of form that led to three consecutive defeats and a last-ball win in their last league match. They finished third on the points table with 18 points from 14 games and qualified for the Eliminator. The Eliminator was played at the Wankhede where Mumbai faced the Kolkata Knight Riders. After winning the toss and electing to bowl first, Mumbai restricted Kolkata to 147 in 20 overs and chased down the target for the loss of six wickets with four balls to spare. Munaf Patel won the Man of the Match for his bowling figures of 3/27. With this win, Mumbai qualified for the Qualifying final against Royal Challengers Bangalore, the winner of which would play the Super Kings in the final. Mumbai skipper Tendulkar won the toss once again and put their opposition into bat who set Mumbai a target of 186. Mumbai kept losing wickets at regular intervals from the start of their innings and could score only 142/8, falling short by 43 runs. The top two leading wicket-takers of the season were Mumbai Indians pacers Lasith Malinga and Munaf Patel with 28 and 22 wickets respectively.

Mumbai qualified for the 2011 Champions League Twenty20 held in India. Before the start of the tournament, six first-choice Indian players in the Mumbai squad including Tendulkar, Sharma and Patel were ruled out of the tournament due to injuries and two more Indian players were ruled out based on medical reports. This left their 14-member squad with only six Indian players, while the tournament allowed a maximum of four overseas players and minimum of seven local players in the playing eleven. An exception was made for the Mumbai Indians which permitted them to field five overseas players during the tournament. Harbhajan was named the stand-in captain in the absence of Tendulkar. Mumbai were placed in Group A alongside Chennai Super Kings, New South Wales Blues, Cape Cobras and Trinidad & Tobago. Mumbai had two wins, one defeat and one no result in the group stage which gave them the second place on the group points table with five points. They qualified for the semifinal and Mumbai batsman Suryakumar Yadav returned to the squad after recovering from his injury. This led to the withdrawal of the concession given by the Champions League for the Mumbai Indians to field five overseas players. Mumbai faced Somerset County Cricket Club in the semifinal at Chennai. Batting first, Mumbai made 160/5 in 20 overs. Somerset's chase was dented by Malinga who picked four wickets for 20 (all bowled) to help Mumbai restrict Somerset to 150 and win the match by 10 runs. The final was also played in Chennai where Mumbai met Royal Challengers Bangalore. Mumbai batted first and managed only 139 in 20 overs. Bangalore started strongly in the run-chase putting 38 for the first wicket before Malinga broke the partnership. Harbhajan then picked up the key wickets of Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli triggering a batting collapse and eventually Bangalore were bowled out for 108, giving Mumbai a 31-run victory and their first-ever title. Harbahajan was named player of the match and Malinga won the man of the tournament award. Andrew Symonds retired from all forms of cricket in early-2012.

Before the start of the 2012 season, the Mumbai Indians traded Dinesh Karthik from Kings XI Punjab and Pragyan Ojha from the Deccan Chargers for undisclosed sums. At the auction, the franchise bought five players including R. P. Singh, Thisara Perera (both for $600,000) and Mitchell Johnson. Tendulkar stepped down from captaincy hours before the season's first game following which Harbhajan was appointed as the captain. In the first half of the league stage, Mumbai had four wins and four defeats, including three losses at home. Mumbai did not have a fixed opening combination, with Tendulkar missing out four matches due to an injury and other opening batsmen failing to show consistency. Johnson was ruled out of rest of the season in late-April with an injury and Dwayne Smith was named his replacement in the squad. Mumbai fared better in the second half of the league stage, winning six of their eight matches. They finished third on the points table with 20 points from 16 matches and qualified for the Eliminator against the fourth-placed Chennai Super Kings at Bangalore. Mumbai won the toss and put Chennai in to bat first. After losing two wickets inside the first two overs, Chennai managed to put up 187/5 in 20 overs mainly because of their captain MS Dhoni's unbeaten 20-ball 51. Mumbai's chase had started solidly with the score reading 47/0 in the fifth over, before they started losing wickets at regular intervals to end at 149/9 and lose the match by 38 runs. They gained direct qualification to the 2012 Champions League Twenty20 in South Africa, along with the three IPL teams that finished at the top that season. Mumbai, placed in Group B, were winless in the tournament with three defeats and one no result.

2013–present: Success and comebacks[edit]

Rohit Sharma became the captain of Mumbai Indians in 2013 and has since led them to two IPL titles.

The 2013 IPL saw Anil Kumble being appointed as the chief mentor, after he quit a similar position from Royal Challengers Bangalore. With a slump in batting form of Ricky Ponting, he was eventually dropped from the playing eleven and Rohit Sharma took lead of the team. Having the experienced advice of the likes of Anil Kumble, Jonty Rhodes and Sachin Tendulkar, the team emerged victorious in IPL 2013.

In the year 2013 Mumbai Indians started off by losing against the Royal Challengers Bangalore because of the efforts of Chris Gayle and pace bowler Vinay Kumar but they were able to make a comeback in that match because of Dinesh Karthik due to which Mumbai lost by just one run. In the second match against the Chennai Super Kings the openers went off cheaply but because of the efforts of Dinesh Karthik and Kieron Pollard Mumbai had put a defend able score on the board. The Mumbai Indians bowlers started off well by dismissing Murali Vijay cheaply and the match went off till the last over with the Super Kings needing 16 off the last over with MS Dhoni on strike and Munaf Patel was to bowl the final over and he dismissed Dhoni on the first ball of the over and Mumbai won the match comfortably by 9 runs. In their third match against the Delhi Daredevils Mumbai once again lost their openers Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar cheaply and this time it was again Dinesh Karthik who brought the match in Mumbai's grasp but,this time it was not Kieron Pollard but it was Rohit Sharma with him which helped the Mumbai Indians reach the formidable score of 209/5. At one stage it looked that David Warner would snatch the game away from Mumbai but the Mumbai Indians bowlers got rid of David Warner by dismissing him and then the Delhi Daredevils collapsed due to which Mumbai Indians won comfortably by 44 runs. In the next match against the Pune Warriors India Mumbai got off to a flying start with a 54-run opening stand between the Pon-dulkar(Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar) and then it was followed by Rohit Sharma due to which Mumbai scored 183/3 and won the match comfortably by 41 runs. In the next match against the Rajasthan Royals Mumbai were bundled out for just 92 giving the Rajasthan Royals an 83-run victory due to which Ricky Ponting stepped down as a captain and retired from all forms of cricket. Seeing the good batting form Rohit Sharma was made the captain.In the captaincy of Rohit Sharma the Mumbai Indians improved a lot and won their first IPL title.

They continued the victory streak in the Champions League. But in the Champions league too they had quite slow start which saw them having to win the match their final match of league stage against the Perth Scorchers by a margin which they did it by a combined effort of Nathan Coulter-Nile , Dwayne Smith and skipper Rohit Sharma. In the final Glenn Maxwell scored a quick fire 14-ball 37 due to which Mumbai posted a total of 202/6 and they won the match comfortably by 33 runs.

In 2014 Mumbai didn't start off well losing 5 of their match in UAE leg against Kolkata Knight Riders , Royal Challengers Bangalore , Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils by big margins but did well in their 5th match against Sunrisers Hyderabad but consequently lost the matches against respective opponents.

In the Indian leg they made a comeback by beating Kings XI Punjab who were at the top of the table at that time. After that they were consistent with their performance. They won against Royal Challengers Bangalore but lost against Chennai Super Kings. They won against the Sunrisers Hyderabad and again lost against Kolkata Knight Riders. But after losing against the Kolkata Knight Riders they won against Kings XI Punjab and the Delhi Daredevils respectively.

In the match against Kings XI Punjab , Lendl Simmons scored a hundred due to which they won comfortably by seven wickets.

In the match against Rajasthan Royals they needed to score 190 runs in 14.3 overs while chasing but they just managed a tie with the Rajasthan Royals in 14.3 overs so they needed a boundary of the next ball and Aditya Tare hit a six to a full toss bowled by James Faulkner. Due to that six the reached the eliminator stage of the IPL but lost against the Chennai Super Kings which ended their IPL campaign of 2014.

The Mumbai Indians qualified in the qualifier round of the clt20 2014. Due to injury to their skipper Rohit Sharma , Kieron Pollard was named as their captain.

In the first match they faced the first the fbt20 2014 champions Lahore Lions but they lost against them with Lahore Lions winning by 6 wickets in 18.4 overs. In the second match faced the Southern Express. The Southern Express had slow start and lost wickets regularly but somehow managed to score 161/6 in 20 overs. The Mumbai Indians stared off with an excellent opening partnership of 139 runs in just 14 overs but lost their first wicket on the 4th ball of the 15th over but skipper Kieron Pollard ended things off in blistering way with scoring 20 runs from just 7 balls. But in the last match against the Northern Knights they just managed 132 runs which the Northern Knights won comfortably 6 wickets with 16 balls to spare. In this way Mumbai's clt20 2014 campaign ended.

Mumbai Indians won their Second IPL title in 2015 after they defeated Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs. They started the season with 4 IPL defeats mainly due to their bowling. They even lost Aaron Finch and Corey Anderson due to injury for the rest of the season. That is when Lendl Simmons got a chance back into the team and with the help of 6 half-centuries, gave the team solid starts throughout the season. He was the top scorer for Mumbai with 540 runs and joint second (with Ajinkya Rahane) in total for the season behind David Warner. The introduction of another strike bowler Mitchell Mcclenaghan in the team provided good support to Lasith Malinga upfront. Mumbai then went on to win 9 out of their last 10 Matches to win the title thanks to solid batting performances from Simmons, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard and good bowling from Malinga, Mcclenaghan and Harbhajan Singh.

Home ground[edit]

Wankhede Stadium in April 2011 during the World Cup final.

The Mumbai Indians play their home games at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The stadium is named after former BCCI President S. K. Wankhede. The stadium is owned by the Mumbai Cricket Association and has a seating capacity of more than 30,000. In 2010, the Mumbai Indians played all seven home games at the Brabourne Stadium while the Wankhede Stadium underwent renovation for hosting a few matches of group stage as well as the final of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Mumbai Indians won six out of the seven matches at the Brabourne Stadium that season.

Team identity[edit]

The Mumbai Indians were not the most watched team on television in the first and last season of the IPL, totaling to 239 million viewers.[8] After posting a revenue of 69 crore and expenditure of 85 crore, the first season left the owners with net loss of INR 16 crore and were expected to break even in the 2009 season.[9]

Team name, motto and logo design[edit]

The motto of the team is "Duniya Hila Denge Hum", which translates to We will rock the world.[10] The first anthem of Mumbai Indian was based on this motto, wherein the Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan was roped in for a promotional video campaign.[11]

The team logo is a Razor as initially the name of the team was supposed to be "Mumbai Razors" before Sachin Tendulkar suggested to keep it Mumbai Indians.

Jersey colors[edit]

The team's primary color is blue with silver stripes on either sides of the jersey. The team colours was almost the same in 2008 and 2009, with Idea as the principal sponsor, except for the colour shade and additional sponsors. In 2010, a new kit with golden stripes was unveiled. In 2011, kit used in 2010 is being used with Hero Honda as the main sponsor. The 2011 jersey also has three gold stripes going towards the back on the side of the jersey for the new players in the team. The kit manufacturer is Adidas.[12] In 2015, performax, an in house brand of reliance trends, replaced adidas as its kit partner .The sponsor of the team was changed to videocon d2h.

Theme song[edit]

The current theme song of the Mumbai Indians is the famous Ala Re. However, after every boundary or a wicket by the team, a fan-made music titled "Akkha Mumbai Khelega" is always played by the stadium disc jockey.

Players[edit]

During the player auction in 2008, the Mumbai Indians successfully bid for 7 players, including two members of the Indian Twenty-20 World cup winning side in Harbhajan Singh, Robin Uthappa. Sanath Jayasuriya, Lasith Malinga, Luke Ronchi, Dilhara Fernando and Shaun Pollock were other cricketers who were successfully bid for by the franchise.[13]

Outside of the player auction, the franchise also signed up Ajinkya Rahane and Abhishek Nayar (from Mumbai), Yogesh Takawale (WK-Batsman from Maharashtra) and Pinal Shah (WK-Batsman from Baroda).[14] Saurabh Tiwary and Manish Pandey, the members of the U-19 world-cup winning team were the random picks drafted in during the BCCI held second auction. Dominic Thornely was also signed by the Mumbai Indians for a sum of $30,000. André Nel the South African fast bowler was signed on in the place of Dwayne Bravo who left the tournament early.[15]

In the 2009 player auction,the Mumbai Indians signed up South African player, JP Duminy for $950,000. He was the third most expensive pick after Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff (both signed up for $1.55m by Bangalore Royal Challengers and Chennai Super Kings respectively). In addition Kyle Mills and Mohammad Ashraful for $150,000 and $75,000 respectively were bought by MI management. The team also signed Graham Napier and Ryan McLaren at the pre-auction signings.

In the IPL 2010 Mumbai Indians bought West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard for $750,000 ($2,750,000) after a silent tie-breaker with Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Kolkata Knight Riders.as he impressed everyone with his performances at Big Bash and Champions League.

In 2011, as two new teams were added to the IPL, the IPL Governing Council declared that each franchise could retain a maximum of four players of their squad, only three of whom can be Indian players, and the rest of the international players would be put in the mega-auction. The Mumbai franchise, keen to have the same set of core players, retained captain Sachin Tendulkar, Vice-Captain Harbhajan Singh, All-Rounder Kieron Pollard and Fast Bowler Lasith Malinga for a total of $4.5 million. The retention left them with the power of spending only $4.5 million at the mega-auction. At the auction, they purchased Rohit Sharma as one of the costliest player in the auction along with Munaf Patel, Andrew Symonds, Aiden Blizzard, a hard-hitting Australian batsman and James Franklin, an all rounder from New Zealand.

At the 2013 IPL player auction, Mumbai Indians bought South Africans Richard Levi and Robin Peterson for $50,000 and $100,000 respectively, Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson for $300,000, Indian fast bowler R. P. Singh for $600,000 and Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera for $650,000.

After the auctions, Mumbai Indians managed to get South African explosive opener Richard Levi, who shot into limelight after hitting the fastest century in T20 international cricket and hitting a record 13 sixes, after a bidding war with Pune Warriors India. Richard Levi was brought in as a replacement for Andrew Symonds, who retired from all forms of the game citing family reasons. Sachin Tendulkar stepped down as Mumbai Indians captain ahead of the IPL 2012 season-opener against Chennai.

At the 2014 IPL player auction, Former Australian Captain Ricky Ponting was purchased by Mumbai Indians for $400,000 and he became the new captain for sixth edition of IPL. Also at the auction, the Million Dollar Baby Glenn Maxwell was purchased by Mumbai Indians. Also Phillip Hughes, Nathan Coulter - Nile, Jacob Oram was purchased by MI Management.

Transfers[edit]

In the 2008–2009 transfer window, Mumbai Indians conducted two straight swap deals, with no money exchanged. Ashish Nehra was swapped with Shikhar Dhawan of Delhi Daredevils[16] and on the last day of the transfer window, Robin Uthappa was swapped with Zaheer Khan of Royal Challengers Bangalore,[17] who plays for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy. In a three-way trade, Jaydev Shah of the Rajasthan Royals – captain of the Saurashtra Ranji squad that made it to the semi-finals and son of former cricket board secretary Niranjan Shah – will move to the Mumbai Indians.

During the transfer window, Mumbai Indians was the first team to induct a new player in their squad. Tamil Nadu wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik transferred to Mumbai Indians for $2.35 million (Rs 12.4 crores approximately).[18] Also making a switch was Rajagopal Sathish, who moved to Kings XI Punjab for an undisclosed amount. In their latest trade, Indian left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha has transferred to Mumbai Indians from Deccan Chargers for an undisclosed amount.,[19] while letting Ali Murtaza move to Pune Warriors India.

On 4 November 2014, Mumbai Indians have acquired Unmukt Chand, Aaron Finch and Vinay Kumar for 2015 IPL.[20] Parthiv Patel also joins Mumbai Indians squad for 8th edition of IPL in the transfer window period. Aaron Finch along with Mitchell Mcclenaghan joins Mumbai Indians in the 2015 IPL Auction.

Seasons[edit]

Year Indian Premier League Champions League Twenty20
2008 League stage DNQ
2009 League stage DNQ
2010 Runners-up Group stage
2011 Playoffs Champions
2012 Playoffs Group stage
2013 Champions Champions
2014 Playoffs Qualifier stage
2015 Champions Q
  • Q = Qualified; DNQ = Did Not Qualify; TBD = To Be Decided

Current squad[edit]

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
  •   *  denotes a player who is currently unavailable for selection.
  •   *  denotes a player who is unavailable for rest of the season.
No. Name Nat Birth date Batting style Bowling style Signed year Salary Notes
Batsmen
5 Aaron Finch[a] Australia (1986-11-17) 17 November 1986 (age 28) Right-handed Left-arm off break 2015 32 million (US$510,000) Overseas
7 Siddhesh Lad India (1992-05-23) 23 May 1992 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm off break 2015 1 million (US$16,000)
9 Ambati Rayudu India (1985-09-23) 23 September 1985 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2014 40 million (US$630,000) Occasional wicket-keeper
15 Unmukt Chand India (1993-03-26) 26 March 1993 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm off break 2015 Traded player
45 Rohit Sharma India (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2014 125 million (US$2.0 million) Captain
54 Lendl Simmons Trinidad and Tobago (1985-01-25) 25 January 1985 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2014 9 million (US$140,000) Overseas
Aiden Blizzard Australia (1984-06-27) 27 June 1984 (age 31) Left-handed Left-arm medium 2015 3 million (US$48,000) Overseas
Colin Munro New Zealand (1987-03-11) 11 March 1987 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2015 Replacement signing Overseas
Alex Hales England (1989-01-03) 3 January 1989 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2015 Replacement signing Overseas
Nitish Rana India (1993-12-27) 27 December 1993 (age 21) Left-handed Right arm off break 2015 1 million (US$16,000)
All-rounders
19 Shreyas Gopal India (1993-09-04) 4 September 1993 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2014 1 million (US$16,000)
55 Kieron Pollard Trinidad and Tobago (1987-05-12) 12 May 1987 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2014 75 million (US$1.2 million) Overseas/Vice-captain
78 Corey Anderson[b] New Zealand (1990-12-13) 13 December 1990 (age 24) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast 2014 45 million (US$710,000) Overseas
228 Hardik Pandya India (1993-10-11) 11 October 1993 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2015 1 million (US$16,000)
Wicket-keepers
27 Aditya Tare India (1987-11-07) 7 November 1987 (age 27) Right-handed 2014 16 million (US$250,000)
72 Parthiv Patel India (1985-03-09) 9 March 1985 (age 30) Left-handed 2015 Traded player
Bowlers
3 Harbhajan Singh India (1980-07-03) 3 July 1980 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2014 95 million (US$1.5 million)
8 Josh Hazlewood[c] Australia (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 24) Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2014 5 million (US$79,000) Overseas
12 Jasprit Bumrah India (1993-12-06) 6 December 1993 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2014 12 million (US$190,000)
16 Jagadeesha Suchith India (1994-01-16) 16 January 1994 (age 21) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2015 1 million (US$16,000)
23 Vinay Kumar India (1984-02-12) 12 February 1984 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2015 Traded player
30 Pragyan Ojha India (1985-03-09) 9 March 1985 (age 30) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2015 5 million (US$79,000)
33 Pawan Suyal India (1989-10-15) 15 October 1989 (age 25) Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast 2014 1 million (US$16,000)
81 Mitchell McClenaghan New Zealand (1986-06-11) 11 June 1986 (age 29) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium 2015 3 million (US$48,000) Overseas
90 Marchant de Lange South Africa (1990-10-13) 13 October 1990 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast 2014 3 million (US$48,000) Overseas
99 Lasith Malinga Sri Lanka (1983-08-28) 28 August 1983 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm fast 2014 55 million (US$870,000) Overseas
Abhimanyu Mithun India (1989-10-25) 25 October 1989 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2015 3 million (US$48,000)
Akshay Wakhare India (1985-10-03) 3 October 1985 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm off break 2015 1 million (US$16,000)
Ben Hilfenhaus Australia (1983-03-15) 15 March 1983 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2015 Replacement signing Overseas
  1. ^ ruled out of the season with an injury
  2. ^ ruled out of the season with an injury
  3. ^ withdrew citing rest before international cricket

Administration and support staff[edit]

Former players[edit]

Player Seasons with MI To
Sri Lanka Sanath Jayasuriya 20082010 None
South Africa Shaun Pollock 2008 None
New Zealand Luke Ronchi 20082009 None
New Zealand Kyle Mills 2009 None
Sri Lanka Dilhara Fernando 20082011 None
Bangladesh Mohammad Ashraful 2009 None
England Graham Napier 20092010 None
Australia Andrew Symonds 2011 None
South Africa Robin Peterson 2012 None
South Africa Richard Levi 2012 None
Trinidad and Tobago Dwayne Bravo 20082010 Chennai Super Kings
South Africa JP Duminy 20092010 Delhi Daredevils
India Shikhar Dhawan 20092010 Sunrisers Hyderabad
India Ashish Nehra 2008 Chennai Super Kings
Australia Dominic Thornely 2008 None
India Abhishek Nayar 20082010 Kings XI Punjab
South Africa Ryan McLaren 20092010 Kings XI Punjab
India Rajagopal Sathish 20092011 Kings XI Punjab
India Tirumalasetti Suman 20112012 Pune Warriors India
India Ali Murtaza 20102011 Pune Warriors India
India Ajinkya Rahane 20082010 Rajasthan Royals
India Stuart Binny 2010 Rajasthan Royals
India Rahul Shukla 20102012 Rajasthan Royals
India Robin Uthappa 2008 Royal Challengers Bangalore
India Saurabh Tiwary 20082010 Royal Challengers Bangalore
India Manish Pandey 2008 Kolkata Knight Riders
India R. P. Singh 2012 Royal Challengers Bangalore
Sri Lanka Thisara Perera 2012 Sunrisers Hyderabad
Australia Clint McKay 20112012 Sunrisers Hyderabad
India Abu Nechim 20102013 Royal Challengers Bangalore
India Akshar Patel 2011 - 2013 Kings XI Punjab
India Amitoze Singh 20122013 None
India Dhawal Kulkarni 20082013 Rajasthan Royals
India Dinesh Karthik 20122013 Delhi Daredevils
West Indies Cricket Board Dwayne Smith 2008, 20122013 Chennai Super Kings
Australia Glenn Maxwell 2013 Kings XI Punjab
New Zealand Jacob Oram 2013 None
New Zealand James Franklin 20112013 None
India Javed Khan 2013 None
Australia Michael Hussey 2014 Chennai Super Kings
Australia Mitchell Johnson 20122013 Kings XI Punjab
India Munaf Patel 20112013 None
Australia Nathan Coulter-Nile 2013 Delhi Daredevils
Australia Phillip Hughes 2013 None
India Praveen Kumar 2014 Sunrisers Hyderabad
Australia Ricky Ponting 2013 None
India Rishi Dhawan 2013 Kings XI Punjab
India Sachin Tendulkar 20082013 None
India Suryakumar Yadav 20112013 Kolkata Knight Riders
India Yuzvendra Chahal 20112013 Royal Challengers Bangalore
India Zaheer Khan 2009 - 2010 Royal Challengers Bangalore
West Indies Cricket Board Krishmar Santokie 2014 None
Australia Moisés Henriques 2011 Sunrisers Hyderabad
South Africa Davy Jacobs 20112012 None
South Africa André Nel 2008 None

Sponsors and partners[edit]

American multinational corporation – Mastercard is the official founding sponsor of the Mumbai Indians,[22] while Adidas is their official apparel sponsor.[23] Associate sponsors and official partners include Bridgestone, Dheeraj and East Coast LLC, Kingfisher, Wrigley's Orbit, Wrigley's Boomer, Royal Stag, Air India, Msn and Red FM 93.5.[24] Now Hero Motocorp is also one of the main sponsors of Mumbai Indians from 2011 season onwards.

Education for all[edit]

Mumbai Indians invited children of the NGOs to watch matches for Free

Mumbai Indians have supported the social cause of education to the underprivileged. Mumbai Indians have been raised funds for the cause via selling merchandise like wristbands signed by their Players. The NGOs supported are Pratham, Ummeed, Akanksha, Teach For India and Nanhi Kali.[25]

Statistics[edit]

Overall results in the IPL[edit]

Year Total Wins Losses No result % Win Position
2008 14 7 7 0 50.00% 5
2009 14 5 8 1 35.71% 7
2010 16 11 5 0 68.75% 2
2011 16 10 6 0 62.50% 3
2012 17 10 7 0 58.82% 4
2013 19 13 6 0 68.42% 1
2014 14 7 7 0 50.00% 4
2015 16 10 6 0 62.50% 1
Total 126 73 52 1 57.94%

By opposition[edit]

Opposition Played Won Lost NR
Cape Cobras 1 0 0 1
Chennai Super Kings 23 13 10 0
Deccan Chargers 10 6 4 0
Delhi Daredevils 12 6 6 0
Guyana 1 1 0 0
Highveld Lions 2 1 1 0
Kings XI Punjab 14 7 7 0
Kochi Tuskers Kerala 1 0 1 0
Kolkata Knight Riders 15 10 5 0
Lahore Lions 1 0 1 0
Lions 3 1 2 0
New South Wales Blues 1 0 1 0
Perth Scorchers 1 1 0 0
Pune Warriors India 6 5 1 0
Rajasthan Royals 15 8 6 1
Otago Volts 1 0 0 1
Royal Challengers Bangalore 17 9 8 0
Somerset 1 1 0 0
Southern Redbacks 1 0 1 0
Sunrisers Hyderabad 5 3 2 0
Sydney Sixers 1 0 1 0
Trinidad and Tobago 2 2 0 0
Yorkshire Carnegie 1 0 0 1
Teams now defunct
Non IPL Teams

2015 IPL season[edit]

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Scorecard
1 April 8 Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata Lost by 7 Wickets Cricinfo
2 April 12 Kings XI Punjab Mumbai Lost by 18 runs Cricinfo
3 April 14 Rajasthan Royals Ahedabad Lost by 7 Wickets Cricinfo
4 April 17 Chennai Super Kings Mumbai Lost by 5 Wickets Cricinfo
5 April 19 Royal Challengers Bangalore Bengaluru Won by 18 Runs, MoM – India Harbhajan Singh 3/27 (4 Overs) Cricinfo
6 April 23 Delhi Daredevils New Delhi Lost by 38 Runs Cricinfo
7 April 25 Sunrisers Hyderabad Mumbai Won by 20 Runs, MoM – Sri Lanka Lasith Malinga 4/23 (4 Overs) Cricinfo
8 May 1 Rajasthan Royals Mumbai Won by 8 Runs, MoM – India Ambati Rayudu 53*(27) Cricinfo
9 May 3 Kings XI Punjab Mohali Won by 23 Runs, MoM – Trinidad and Tobago Lendl Simmons 71(56) Cricinfo
10 May 5 Delhi Daredevils Mumbai Won by 5 Wickets, MoM - India Harbhajan Singh 2/11 (4 Overs) Scorecard
11 May 8 Chennai Super Kings Chennai Won by 6 Wickets, MoM - India Hardik Pandya 21(8) Cricinfo
12 May 10 Royal Challengers Bangalore Mumbai Lost by 40 Runs Cricinfo
13 May 14 Kolkata Knight Riders Mumbai Won by 5 Runs, MoM - India Hardik Pandya 61(31) Cricinfo
14 May 17 Sunrisers Hyderabad Hyderabad Won by 9 Wickets, MoM - New Zealand Mitchell McClenaghan 3/16 (4 Overs) Cricinfo
15 May 19, 2015 Chennai Super Kings (Qualifier 1) Mumbai Won by 25 Runs, MoM - Trinidad and Tobago Kieron Pollard 41(17) Cricinfo
16 May 24, 2015 Chennai Super Kings (Final) Kolkata Won by 41 Runs, MoM - India Rohit Sharma 50(26) Cricinfo

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