IPL 2020: Predicted Playing XI for Mumbai Indians (MI)

IPL 2020: Predicted Playing XI for Mumbai Indians (MI)

The Mumbai Indians (MI) have got a problem of plenty, in terms of picking the players, ahead of the upcoming season.

Mumbai Indians (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Even before the auction, the Mumbai Indians (MI) seemed to have a lethal squad. They cleared a certain amount of clutter in their squad by releasing a few players and trading a few others. This team was capable of forming a starting XI even without the auction. What they have done in Kolkata is that they made some smart moves and also picked some great talents from the domestic circuit.

The MI management, with the newest additions, has given itself more options to choose from. They have managed to get hold of some match-winners like Chris Lynn, Nathan Coulter-Nile amongst a few others. MI has always seemed well-rounded and these players only add further depth to what is already a very strong squad. With the kind of team they have in place, Mumbai will surely fancy a fifth title.

Here is how the Starting XI of the Mumbai Indians (MI) could look like:

1. Rohit Sharma (c)

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo: IANS)

With Mumbai Indians (MI) purchasing Chris Lynn at the auction, skipper Rohit Sharma has now got a problem of plenty. There are quite a few options for the openers’ slot. However, the duo of Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock has been a tried and tested one.

It seems extremely tough for MI to accommodate Chris Lynn in the line-up unless they decide to slot Rohit Sharma down the order or bat Lynn at three; thus weakening the bowling attack. Keeping all this in mind, the MI management might not want to experiment right at the start of the tournament. Hence, they might go ahead with the trusted combination.

Rohit Sharma will be one of the openers. He will take up the same role at the T20 World Cup 2020 as well and thus will not want to change things. His leadership has often been inspirational and he will be one of the biggest strengths for this side.