IPL teams and their EPL counterparts

IPL teams and their EPL counterparts

2. Mumbai Indians – Manchester City

IPL 2015 Team Ratings
Mumbai Indians IPL Winners 2015. (Photo Source: BCCI)
Manchester City
Manchester City. (© Getty Images)

MI much like City has spent a lot of money on quality players. MI much like City has always wanted to buy the shiniest new toy available. Richard Levy, Davy Jacobs, Hussey, Corey Anderson, Pollard, etc. were bought by MI after they had some breakthrough performances elsewhere. Similarly City has bought Mangala, Navas, Fernandinho, Jovetic, Bony, etc. after they performed brilliantly elsewhere. It would be wrong to suggest that they have both entirely bought their success but yes money has definitely helped. Like MI, Manchester City has also depended on their star players to win them the title over the last years. For MI its Pollard, Malinga, Harbhajan and Rohit parallel to it for City its Aguero, Yaya Toure, David Silva and Vincent Kompany. Much of their success depends on these players. While both have been champions recently, the two teams will be hoping or willing to add more firepower to their teams before the next season commences.