Author : A Smith | Created : 2022-06-22 10:28:00
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India contested during March or April and May of every year by eight teams representing eight different cities in India. The league was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2008, and is regarded as the brainchild of Lalit Modi, the founder and former commissioner of the league.
Kieron Pollard and Harbhajan Singh are retained by Mumbai Indians.
Batsman Kieron Pollard, who is also a wicket-keeper, has been retained by Mumbai Indians for the upcoming season of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. The West Indies allrounder will be looking to continue his good form in the 2019 edition of IPL where he scored 439 runs at an average of 37 and strike rate of 150.
The other player retained by Mumbai Indians is Harbhajan Singh, a veteran off-spinner who was part of their squad last year as well but didn’t get many chances to play owing to national duty commitments for India Green in Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
Mumbai Indians have been the most successful team in Indian Premier League (IPL) history. The franchise, owned by Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited, has won four titles – including two back-to-back triumphs under the leadership of Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard respectively.
In fact, Mumbai Indians are one of only three teams to have won multiple IPL titles with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR). CSK have won it twice while RR have managed to win the coveted trophy once each.
Mumbai Indians were in fine form last season. They won five of their first six games to occupy top spot before the coronavirus pandemic brought a premature end to the competition.
In all, Mumbai Indians have won two IPL titles and finished second on two occasions. They are also the most successful team in IPL history having won six trophies since inception of this league back in 2008.
Mumbai Indians' campaign begins with a match against defending champions Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede Stadium on Friday, April 11 at 8:00 pm IST.
But with a plethora of new stars coming up for grabs at next month's auction, will their management team be tempted to make one or two tweaks to an already formidable outfit?
The Mumbai Indians have been the most successful team in Indian Premier League (IPL) history. This year's edition was not as fruitful for them as it has been in previous years, but they still finished third, having won five of their first six games to occupy top spot before the coronavirus pandemic brought a premature end to the competition.
As such, there hasn't been much need for change at Mumbai Indians over recent seasons. While they haven't managed any silverware since 2017 and were relegated back into Division One three years ago after winning just four games out of 16 matches, they still possess some exceptional talent and are expected to remain one of cricket's most powerful sides once again when they line up against Delhi Capitals on April 29 in Jaipur's Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
Kieron Pollard has been retained by Mumbai Indians ahead of the IPL 2022 auction. Pollard, who will turn 34 during the 2020-21 season, played for Mumbai Indians from 2011 to 2018. He was signed as a replacement for Brad Hogg in 2011 and was there until he left for Trinidad and Tobago's national team in 2013. He returned to MI in 2015 after being away from the franchise for five years following his retirement from international cricket till then.
Since then, Pollard has become a valuable player for Mumbai Indians with his big hitting power making him an asset at any time on any ground against any opposition or conditions. In his stint with Mumbai Indians so far since returning, he scored 2287 runs at an average of 20.29 with 11 fifties and three centuries under his belt across 44 games."
Mumbai Indians have been the most successful team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history. They were in fine form last season, winning five of their first six games to occupy top spot before the coronavirus pandemic brought a premature end to the competition.
Mumbai Indians bid a grand total of just Rs. 5 crores ($1 million USD) at the IPL 2022 auction, with most of that money going to snap up young Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah. However, Bumrah won’t be able to play in the first half of next season as he recovers from an injury. The team also signed two other players: Australian wumper Chris Lynn and New Zealand pacer Trent Boult. Mumbai will now have six international players in their squad for 2021 - Pollard, Rohit Sharma (India); Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh), Quinton de Kock (South Africa), Mitchell McClenaghan (New Zealand) and Adam Milne (New Zealand).