Expected Playing XI

Ishan Kishan (WK), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Thilak Verma, Hardik Pandya ©, Tim David, Romario Shepherd, Piyush Chawla, Luke Wood, Gerald Coetzee, Jasprit Bumrah

Players to watch out for

Hardik Pandya – After getting injured midway through the World Cup, Hardik Pandya returns to cricket in TATA IPL 2024. With his move from Gujarat not amusing a lot of Mumbai fans, Pandya would need to play out of his skin to win back Mumbai fans. He has done it in the past when he took Gujarat to a win in their first ever season with stellar performances with both bat and ball. So, it’s not hard to imagine him doing the same for Mumbai.

Rohit Sharma – While Rohit Sharma’s removal from captaincy has created a furore among fans, it’s to be noted that the Hitman’s bat had been quiet in the league for a few seasons now. With captaincy responsibilities off his shoulders, the senior batter would be expected to contribute substantially with the bat at the top of the order in TATA IPL 2024.

Jasprit Bumrah – Mumbai have finally given up their dream of putting Jasprit Bumrah and Jofra Archer on the field together. But a fully fit Bumrah is a beast in his own right and will be ready to lead the bowling attack after having missed the previous edition of the tournament due to injury. Moreover, with the management having ignored him for captaincy, the bowler also will be playing with a point to prove this season.

Mumbai Team Schedule for TATA IPL 2024

24th Mar
7:30 pm
27th Mar
7:30 pm
1st Apr
7:30 pm
7th Apr
3:30 pm

Squad Analysis of Mumbai

Mumbai’s disappointing performances in the last few years had to do with the team not getting their bowling combination right. After having bought Jofra Archer and Jasprit Bumrah ahead of the 2022 edition, the team couldn’t field them together due to injury issues. However, the management decided to see it as a leadership issue and instead of fixing the bowling, went on to spend money to get a new leader in Hardik Pandya. While all the attention is on Pandya the leader, it’s important to not forget how much his all-round skills bring to the table and that’s one reason why the Mumbai franchise could offload Australia’s Cameron Green, who was one of their star performers last season.

Strengths – The team possesses the most formidable Indian core with the likes of Sharma, Pandya, Surya and Bumrah being established players in the national setup. No other team can boast of such a strong Indian core of proven performers. The team wouldn’t need much from their foreign players if the Indian core contributes consistently.

Weaknesses – The Mumbai dressing room will be an interesting one in TATA IPL 2024. Surya and Bumrah who were both in line to take on the leadership after Rohit were overlooked while Rohit himself was removed in favor of Pandya, who had been released by the team two seasons ago. It doesn’t make for an ideal dressing room environment and Mark Boucher and co. will have a big responsibility on their shoulders to get the best out of the senior players.

While Gerald Coetzee is no Jofra Archer yet, the bowler who had a brilliant World Cup in India a few months ago, could prove to be quite a handful on the Wankhede surface and would be a great support for Jasprit Bumrah.

Mumbai Team in TATA IPL 2024

Mumbai’s journey in the first five editions of the Indian T20 League was forgettable, to say the least. They struggled despite having some of the best players in their side, including master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Their fortunes changed in 2013 when Rohit Sharma was handed over the captaincy of the time in the middle of the season as captain Ricky Ponting failed to keep the runs flowing from his bat. Not only did they win the 2013 edition but went on to collect four more titles in the next seven editions. That’s how the team has become a proper Indian T20 League powerhouse and one that always begins the tournament as favorites.

In 2024 the equation will be slightly different though. Despite their 5 titles in eight years, the team has experienced a title drought in the past three years, leading to a major decision by the franchise to remove Rohit Sharma from captaincy and bring Hardik Pandya from Gujarat to lead the side in TATA IPL 2024. The decision has not received a lot of positive response from Mumbai fans who had grown used to seeing Rohit Sharma leading the team and lifting the trophy, but it can change quickly if Pandya takes the team to their first title in 2024. The good news for the team is that Jasprit Bumrah who missed out in the last season is back to full fitness again and has displayed great form in recent times. The team will be without Cameron Green’s services though who was traded to Bangalore ahead of the auction. Also, Suryakumar Yadav might not be available for the first few matches.

Mumbai stats in the Indian T20 League

    • Mumbai is the most successful team in the league on the account of winning 5 titles between 2013 and 2020. Only Chennai has the same number of title wins in the tournament.
    • Rohit Sharma is also one of the four men with more than 100 Indian T20 League matches under his belt as captain.
    • No bowler has taken more wickets for a single team in the league than Lasith Malinga who took 170 wickets in the 10 years he represented Mumbai.
    • Two of Mumbai’s top order batters – Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav – share 9 T20I centuries amongst them. Sharma has scored 5 centuries for India while Surya has scored 4 for India.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is going to captain Mumbai in TATA IPL 2024?

Hardik Pandya, who had a successful stint as a captain with Gujarat, will be seen leading the Mumbai franchise this year.

How did Mumbai perform in the previous edition of the tournament?

Mumbai finished third in the tournament after losing to Chennai in the Playoffs.

How many times have Mumbai won the Indian T20 League?

Mumbai won their first title in 2013 and then went on to win four more in the next seven years and have five titles to their name.

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