1) One of the most balanced squads
The Mumbai Paltan also signed veteran Indian spinner Piyush Chawla for Rs 2.4 crore. A like-for-like replacement, James Neesham was hired by MI who can be a perfect backup for Kieron Pollard. Along with the star-studded bench, Mumbai have seasoned campaigners who are expected to fire in full cylinders in the 2021 season of the cash-rich league. Star player Hardik Pandya is tipped to take up the all-rounder’s role in the 14th season.
2) Best bowling attack in IPL 2021
Arriving at the IPL 2021 auction in Chennai earlier last month, the Mumbai Indians avoided heavy lifting and only went after players who can either be potential backups to their seasoned campaigners or can spearhead their strong bench. Pacer Coulter-Nile, spinner Chawla and New Zealand pacer Adam Milne have bolstered a formidable bowling attack that already features the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, and Dhawal Kulkarni.
3) Rohit Sharma aka Captain fantastic
Not one of the most successful skippers, Rohit ‘Hitman’ Sharma is the undisputed ‘Numero Uno’ player-cum-captain in the cash-rich league. Besides tormenting potent bowling attacks on a regular basis, Rohit is a master tactician whose name is already written in the IPL folklore. Talking about Rohit’s unparalleled legacy in domestic cricket’s biggest extravaganza, the Hitman has won six IPL titles as a player. Rohit has guided MI to five IPL trophies as a captain and under his leadership, there will be less hullabaloo if the Mumbai Paltan retains their crown for a record third time on the trot next season.