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MI IPL Team 2020 Players List: Mumbai Indians Full squad, players list

Mumbai Indians (MI) IPL Team 2020 Players List, Full Squad: The defending champions will lock horns against MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in the tournament opener.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 24, 2020 10:37:32 pm
In Frame: Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock in action during the nets. (Source: Twitter/Mumbai Indians)

MI IPL Team 2020 Players List, Squad: After a Covid-19 induced hiatus, Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians would look to restart on a positive note. The defending champions will kick-off the tournament against Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi on September 19.

The fixture will also mark the return of Hardik Pandya to the big stage, after being ruled out of the team in September last year following a back injury. Since then Pandya has been toiling hard to return to the big picture. During the lay-off, the Baroda-based all-rounder was spotted watching his teammates engaged in T20I contest against West Indies at MI’s original home the Wankhede Stadium. He also gave some outstanding performances in the DY Patil T20 Cup, while playing for Reliance 1.

Mumbai Indians (MI) Team 2020 Full Squad:

SN Players Nationality Role
1 Rohit Sharma (C) India Batsman
2 Sherfane Rutherford West Indies Batsman
3 Suryakumar Yadav India Batsman
4 Anmolpreet Singh India Batsman
5 Chris Lynn Australia Batsman
6 Saurabh Tiwary India Batsman
7 Ishan Kishan India Wkt/Bat
8 Quinton de Kock South Africa Wkt/Bat
9 Aditya Tare India Wkt/Bat
10 Hardik Pandya India Allrounder
11 Kieron Pollard West Indies Allrounder
12 Krunal Pandya India Allrounder
13 Anukul Roy India Allrounder
14 Dhawal Kulkarni India Bowler
15 Jaspreet Bumrah India Bowler
16 Rahul Chahar India Bowler
17 Trent Boult New Zealand Bowler
18 Mohsin Khan India Bowler
19 Prince Balwant Rai Singh India Bowler
20 Digvijay Deshmukh India Bowler
21 Jayant Yadav India Bowler
22 Nathan Coulter-Nile Australia Bowler
23 James Pattinson Australia Bowler

Meanwhile, India’s leading pacer Jasprit Bumrah would also take this opportunity to find his groove back. Bumrah, who made a return to the national team following a stress fracture on his lower back, has failed to make a strong impact.

It will also be a great learning experience for the 26-year-old and a lot will be expected from him in the absence of veteran Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga. The slinging pacer decided to give the tournament a miss citing personal reasons. Australian speedster James Pattinson was roped in the MI camp as a replacement for the Lankan in this edition.

MI Support Staff:

Coach – Mahela Jayawardene

Batting coach – Robin Singh

Bowling coach – Shane Bond

Fielding coach – James Pamment

Director of cricket operations – Zaheer Khan

What makes Mumbai Indians a strong contender?

The current Mumbai Indians squad looks balanced with plenty of experienced candidates in both the departments. The skipper is the team’s leading run-scorer and he will find great support from wicketkeeper-batsman Quintion de Kock. The South African cricketer has the potential to provide great starts to any side, irrespective of the situation.

Chris Lynn is another powerful candidate from the Mumbai camp, boasting a strike-rate of over 140 in IPL. Meanwhile, the presence of Pandya brothers along with Windies cricketer Keiron Pollard provides team with depth in both the department of the game.

The pace battery of Mumbai is equally strong as the batting with Bumrah, Kiwi pacer Trent Boult, Mitchell McClenaghan and James Pattinson. Spin does look as an area of concern with Rahul Chahar being the only expert in this department.

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