Post the IPL 2018 auctions, the franchises have a new look to the team with many new faces coming up and some old veteran players to represent their local franchise. With the 11th edition of Indian Premier League to start off in April, team Circle of Cricket gets down to list the key players from Mumbai Indians squad who can make a difference with their performance this year.
The team of Mumbai which won the title three times in its history is all set to roar back in IPL 2018 under their captaincy of Rohit Sharma. From the start of the tournament, with every passing year, the franchise has been playing exceptionally well. Mumbai was very appropriate during the IPL 2018 auction, picking some new faces and retaining some.
Undoubtedly, Sachin Tendulkar is the main reason why Mumbai Indians is one of the most popular teams playing Indian Premier League cricket. The team has more than 10 million fans on Facebook.
Rohit Sharma the captain of Mumbai Indian is surely going to be one of their key players. Leading from the front the Hitman carries a sense of responsibility with himself to take his team forward. Rohit's presence will be very effective for Mumbai. Rohit is only a few runs behind to become the highest run scorer in the league. Rohit has scored 4207 runs till now in the tournament and much more to come from his hammer. Moreover, the player knows how to set an attacking field to restrict his opponent.
Rohit forms the core strength of Mumbai Indians and will have to act accordingly to the different situations. Rohit will have Evin Lewis of West Indies up at the top order who will be swinging his arms all over the park.
Kieron Pollard is an attacking all-rounder which has been an integral part of Mumbai Indians since the start of his IPL career. Kieron Pollard was brought back to Mumbai Indians after using Right to Match card for Rs 5.4 crores. The right-hand batsman from Trinidad will have a lot of work to do and moreover, he will lead youngsters how to save runs on the field. Mumbai has a plus one having Kieron Pollard in the team.
The Pandya brothers Hardik and Krunal will prove to be huge assets for Mumbai Indians as well. With Kieron Pollard, they form a deadly trio. They all can be destructive on their respective days.
The T20 specialist bowler, Jasprit Bumrah will also prove to be a handy player for Mumbai Indians. His record speaks for himself. Bumrah has a special prowess to bowl yorkers in the end overs. His match-saving spell against the Gujarat Lions in the super over is still one of the best in Indian Premier League.
Bumrah will get support from many renowned International bowlers like Pat Cummins of Australia, Mustafizur Rehman of Bangladesh and his bowling coach Lasith Malinga.
The players listed above, form the core strength of the franchise and have the ability to win matches for their team. It will be great to see how each one of them performs under the coaching of Mahela Jayawardene and Sachin mentoring the team.