The 2023 edition of IPL is just about to start. Prior to it, IPL 2023 auction were held in Kochi and it concluded successfully. All the 10 teams have build up their final squads for the upcoming seasons. In this article we will talk about Mumbai Indians Team Analysis and Updates.
MI IPL 2023 Auction Review
Mumbai Indians decided to retain their most successful batsmen from the past seasons. They retained their skipper Rohit Sharma along with lethal bowler Jasprit Bumrah, dynamic Suryakumar Yadav & veteran all-rounder Kieron Pollard. Their most expensive buy at the auction was Ishan Kishan who also end up as the most expensive buy of the auction. MI’s most expensive buys at the IPL 2022 Mega Auction were Ishan Kishan (INR 15.25 crore), Tim David (INR 8.25 crore) and Jofra Archer (INR 8 crore).
Apart from the above signings, South Africa’s U-19 star Dewald Bravis for Rs. 3 crore was also an interesting one. MI have taken a huge risk at the auction by picking Jofra Archer for Rs. 8 crore. He will not be available for selection this season so it will be exciting to see if this risk pays or not. Mumbai Indians have always believed in the philosophy of building talent rather than buying it. They stuck to it this time as well.
In the IPL 2023 Mini auctions, Mumbai Indians bought the following players:-
- Cameron Green (INR 17.5 crore)
- Jhye Richardson (INR 1.5 crore)
- Piyush Chawla (INR 50 lakh)
- Duan Jansen (INR 20 lakh)
- Vishnu Vinod (INR 20 lakh)
- Shams Mulani (INR 20 lakh)
- Nehal Wadhera (INR 20 lakh)
- Raghav Goyal (INR 20 lakh)
Mumbai Indians IPL 2023 Squad
Wicketkeepers: Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs (SA), Vishnu Vinod.
Batters: Rohit Sharma, Tim David (AUS), Ramandeep Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Dewald Brevis (SA).
All-rounders: Nehal Wadhera, Shams Mulani, Duan Jansen (SA), Cameron Green (AUS).
Bowlers: Jofra Archer (ENG), Jasprit Bumrah, Arshad Khan, Jason Behrendorff (AUS), Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal, Hrithik Shokeen, Arjun Tendulkar, Raghav Goyal, Piyush Chawla, Jhye Richardson (AUS).
IPL 2023 : Mumbai Indians Team Analysis
MI 2023 Squad : Batsmen
The biggest strength for MI is their stable batting. They have players of proven quality in their squad for a long time. The MI veterans can easily take the responsibility of batting sector so that the newcomers can easily blend into the MI way of doing things. Sharma, Kishan and Surya comprise a batting order that no one would like to mess with it. It will be interesting to see if the young Dewald Brevis will be able to make the jump in the MI playing 11 2023.
MI 2023 Squad : Wicketkeepers
Ishan Kishan emerged as the most expensive player of this year’s auction. His wicket-keeping skills was a major reason behind his increased value. With the departure of Quinton De Cock, Mumbai Indians were in urgent need of a wicket-keeper. Therefore, MI pulled all strings to buy the young wicketkeeper batter. With his talent and goodwill, he will don the gloves and will be a crucial part of Mumbai’s long-term plan.
MI 2023 Squad : All-Rounders
Mumbai Indians always had all-rounders who lend great balance to the squad regardless of the conditions. But this time situation has changed. MI went big for Tim David, as they see a potential all-rounder in him. He will look upon to fill the finisher’s slot. MI lost their two regular all-rounders Krunal Pandya and Hardik Pandya.
Pollard has been a dangerous finisher but in the past few seasons but he has retired from IPL. Mumbai have bought Cameron Green as the replacement for Kieron Pollard.
MI 2023 Squad : Bowlers
As usual, Jasprit Bumrah will be leading the bowling lineup of Mumbai Indians in IPL 2023. Jofra Archer will also be available from IPL 2023.MI purchased Jofra Archer for ₹8 crore but he was not available for IPL 2022.
Bumrah and Archer are very good death-over bowlers. The management is likely to give Archer the duty to take early wickets in the innings as Boult used to do.
MI IPL 2023 Team Review
The current squad of Mumbai Indians look the strongest on paper in comparison to their previous squads. MI lost its key players at the auction. Quinton De Kock, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahal and Trent Boult were all regular starters and match winners. But they have brought in some new match winners in the form of Jofra Archer and Cameron Green.
There are some clear gaps in MI 2023 squad but the five-time champions still got a balanced squad to compete for the trophy. This combination of senior players and inexperienced youngsters will probably deliver the favorable results in IPL 2023.
MI Playing 11 2023 (Probable XI)
- Rohit Sharma (c)
- Ishan Kishan (wk)
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Tilak Varma
- Tim David
- Cameron Green
- Jofra Archer
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Kumar Kartikeya
- Hrithik Shokeen
- Jhye Richardson