IPL 2021: SWOT Analysis of Mumbai Indians (MI)

IPL 2021: SWOT Analysis of Mumbai Indians (MI)

Factors affecting MI's performance in IPL 2021.

Trent Boult of Mumbai Indians
Trent Boult of Mumbai Indians. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The Mumbai Indians have been the most successful IPL franchise. They became the first team to win the IPL championship for the fifth time when Rohit Sharma led them to the title in 2020. The Mumbai-based franchise successfully defended their title despite having a disastrous record in the UAE.

IPL 2021 will likely take place in India. According to some reports, Mumbai will be one of the host cities of this year’s IPL. The Mumbai Indians will have the opportunity of taking the home advantage in IPL 2021. Wankhede Stadium is their fortress. It will be challenging for any franchise to stop the Mumbai Indians this year.

Speaking of the Mumbai Indians, the two-time defending champions made some exciting additions to their squad before IPL 2021. Some well-known players as well a few inexperienced names joined the franchise.

MI complete squad for IPL 2021

Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Mohsin Khan, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Aditya Tare, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar.

Purse remaining- 3.65 Cr

SWOT Analysis of Mumbai Indians for IPL 2021

Strengths – Core group of players

Trent Boult of Mumbai Indians
Trent Boult of Mumbai Indians. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The Mumbai Indians have retained their core group of cricketers over the last few seasons. Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, and Kieron Pollard have been the backbone of this franchise. Krunal Pandya has established himself as the number one spin-bowling all-rounder of the Mumbai Indians.

Besides, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan have been excellent for the Mumbai-based franchise ever since they joined the squad. Both Yadav and Ishan have broken into the Indian cricket team now. Meanwhile, Dhawal Kulkarni and Aditya Tare have also spent a long time at the MI camp.

The Mumbai Indians have backed their primary players. No matter how they perform, they know they would not lose their place in the playing XI. This confidence allows them to play their natural game. Giving how talented these stars are, it is extremely difficult for any opponent to defeat the Mumbai Indians if even two or three players from the core group fire for them.