IPL 2021: Best Predicted Playing XI of Mumbai Indians (MI)

IPL 2021: Best Predicted Playing XI of Mumbai Indians (MI)

MI are the five-time IPL champions after Rohit Sharma became the captain in 2013.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

As we all know, the last season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was one of the most highly competitive ones. The teams had to wait till the last league game to finalize the participants of the playoffs. Adding on, the fans witnessed an extraordinary performance from the players. This meant that every night was full of thrill and joy amidst the pandemic!

Talking about the teams, the most dominant team during the thirteenth edition of the IPL was Mumbai Indians. They had such a powerhouse that even their bench strength was strong enough to form another proper IPL team. Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, they managed to lift the trophy for the fifth time. Well, no team could challenge them last year.

With a strong batting lineup, the Mumbai Indians camp looks to dominate any bowling attack that comes in its way. Well, it is not only about the batting. Even in the bowling department, they have the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult, who can destroy any batting lineup. This year, they have not made any substantial changes.

But, let us have a look at the best starting eleven for the Mumbai Indians:

1. Quinton de Kock (Wicketkeeper)

Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock plays a pull shot. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The South African captain was in stellar form in the IPL last year. De Kock is one of the most exciting wicketkeeper-batsmen in the world right now. Apart from that, he leads the South African cricket team. This left-handed batsman loves to attack the bowlers upfront. This means that the bowlers do not get a chance to settle down!

De Kock has scored 1959 runs in the IPL since 2013. A strike-rate of 133.53 showcases his talent to score quickly and effectively. Adding on, he has scored a hundred in the tournament too! Well, Mumbai has the perfect opening pair in the form of Rohit Sharma and de Kock.

Last year, he played exceptionally well for the Mumbai Indians. He crossed the 500-run mark and ensured that a strike-rate of 140.50 was maintained throughout the tournament. De Kock might find himself as a regular member of the squad. Therefore, he makes it to this list as the opener of the team!