Mumbai Indians

Team Country: India
Team City: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Team Administrator: Reliance Industries
Founded (Year): 2008
Home Ground: Wankhede Stadium
Home Ground: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Coach: Mark Boucher
Forms of Cricket: Twenty20
Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians cricket team: competitions

Mumbai Indians: Twenty20 Cricket Competitions

Logo Tournament Wins Years Indian Premier League Indian Premier League 5 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020
Champions League Twenty20 2 2011, 2013

Mumbai Indians: Current Squad

Ajinkya Rahane Ajinkya Rahane Batsman Jasprit Bumrah Jasprit Bumrah Bowler Kieron Pollard Kieron Pollard All-rounder Rohit Sharma Rohit Sharma Batsman Captain

Mumbai Indians cricket team: Indian club

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Mumbai Indians cricket team

This team is the most awarded in the Indian Premier League IPL. There are five gold medals of the tournament, one silver and one bronze on account of the Mumbai Indians. The Navi Mumbai club became the strongest in 2019 and 2020. The Mumbai Indians are led by Mahela Jayawardene, who was born in Sri Lanka. At one time, he played in the Indian Premier League IPL for Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils.

Mumbai Indians: history of creation and first results

The Mumbai Indians franchise is owned by Reliance Industries Ltd, which bought it back in February 2008 for $ 111.9 million. The contract was signed for 10 years and subsequently extended. The agreement is considered the largest in the history of the Indian Premier League IPL. The head of the company is Indian billionaire businessman Mukesh Dhirubhai.

According to the latest research by Bloomberg, Dhirubhai is the richest person in Asia. His accounts have about $ 73.8 billion. In the world ranking for 2021, the Indian businessman is on the 11th line. Reliance Industries Ltd is a family business of Mukesh Dhirubhai. In the 80s, he began to help his father. The business gradually expanded. Now the main direction of the company is oil refining. Reliance Industries Ltd has several subsidiaries.

The Mumbai Indians franchise has been the largest brand in the Indian Premier League for several years. In 2017, it turned out to be the first whose budget exceeded $ 100 million. It increased by another $ 15 million in 2019.

Taking advantage of the largest budget in the Indian Premier League, the IPL, the Blue (the club’s nickname) have amassed a strong roster. Legendary Sachin Tendulkar became the leader and captain of the team. Officially, he was entitled to earn 15% more than the team’s second-strongest cricketer. But for the richest team in the league, things didn’t go very well from the start. Sachin Tendulkar suffered an unpleasant injury and Harbhajan Singh took over the captain’s armband. Who knows how much the loss of the leader affected the Mumbai Indians. But the team failed the start of the season, losing four matches in a row without a chance. Then, however, the affairs of one of the favorites of the tournament began to improve. After the winning streak, the Navi-Mumbai team hoped to advance to the playoffs. For this, it was necessary practically not to lose. It was not possible to cope with this task. In the group stage, the Mumbai Indians finished only fifth.

In 2009, Sachin Tendulkar returned to the squad. Along with Jean-Paul Duminy, he was the de facto leader of the Mumbai Indians. It was on these players that the club’s management was counting. The representatives of Navi-Mumbai started with a victory, but then their results turned out to be unstable. Several times the team lost in stubborn fights. As a result, she finished in the penultimate place, which was recognized as a big failure.

Mumbai Indians: history of creation and first results

Mumbai Indians: home stadium

The base of the Mumbai Indians is the Wankhede Stadium. It is named after the former President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Sheshrao Wankhede. The sports complex is owned by the Mumbai Cricket Association and has a capacity of over 33,000 spectators. This stadium underwent a renovation in 2010. The renovation work was related to the holding of the group stage matches and the final of the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

Previously, the team from Navi Mumbai played home matches at other stadiums. So, in two unsuccessful debut seasons, the Blue played at DY Patil. In 2011, the Mumbai Indians’ home arena was the Brabourne Stadium, where the club won six of seven matches played. The team leaders noted that in the event of force majeure with the main stadium, they would still be happy to play at the Brabourne Stadium.

Mumbai Indians: performance history

Seventh place in the 2009 championship remains the worst result in Mumbai Indians’ history. After that, the team did not fall below the fifth position. From 2010 to 2014, the club from Navi Mumbai and the Indian Premier League IPL also played in the Champions League. In one of the seasons, the team won both tournaments:

  • In 2010, it turned out better to play in India. In the group stage, the Mumbai Indians took first place. In the first leg of the playoffs, the club left no chances for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, running 35 more runs. However, in the final by 23 early, the team from Navi Mumbai was defeated by the Chennai Super Kings. In the Champions League, the team found itself in the same group as the Royal Challengers Bangalore and three foreign teams: the Southern Redbacks (Australia), the Highveld Lions (South Africa), and the Guyana. The Mumbai Indians scored two victories, scoring the same points as the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Highveld Lions, but only ended up in fourth place.
  • In 2011, the Blue managed to perform consistently in the championship. After the third place in the regular season with the same position, the team remained in the playoffs. The Mumbai Indians won the Champions League. In the final, the club confidently beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
  • In the 2012 season in the Indian Premier League IPL, the Mumbai Indians finished fourth, although they were third in the group stage. In the Champions League, the team failed to defend the title. In the group stage, the club from Navi Mumbai finished fourth out of five, behind the Chennai Super Kings, the Highveld Lions and the Sydney Sixers (Australia).
  • The 2013 season was a real treat for Mumbai Indians fans. The club has won gold medals in the IPL Indian Premier League for the first time. In the first playoff match, the Blue defeated the Chennai Super Kings (48 runs apart). In the final, the opponents met again. This time the victory was more difficult (with a difference of 23 runs). In the Champions League, the team from Navi Mumbai struggled to advance to the playoffs but beat the Rajasthan Royals twice. For the Mumbai Indians, this was the second title in the international arena.
  • In 2014, the Mumbai Indians lost in the Champions League qualification. In the Indian Premier League, the IPL finished fourth in the regular season. At the start of the playoffs, the team lost to the Chennai Super Kings.

After the collapse of the Champions League, the club from Navi Mumbai fully concentrated on playing in the Indian Premier League IPL. In 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020, the team won gold medals.

Mumbai Indians: performance history

Mumbai Indians: interesting facts

In the first two seasons of the IPL, the Mumbai Indians have garnered a record number of views on local TV. Here are some more interesting facts about Blue:

  • The team’s motto is “Duniya Hila Denge Hum …”. It means “We will shake the world.”
  • The team logo represents a rotating disc of fire (razor). It was originally planned that the club would be called “Mumbai Razors”.

The musical theme of the team is the famous song “Duniya Hila Denge”.

Nisha Bhavani
Author: Nisha Bhavani Position: Cricket Expert

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