Mumbai Indians (MI)

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Mumbai Indians is indubitably the most successful IPL team. Their motto, “Duniya Hila Denge Hum,” exactly represents the squad’s aura. They are determined to win and have already won five IPL tournaments for the past 13 years. Even since the beginning of IPL in 2008, the Mumbai Indians team has shown tremendous performance against its competitors.

From ranking at the bottom to consecutively winning IPL (2019 & 2020), the team has come a long way in its decade long run. Reliance Industries fully owns the Mumbai Indians IPL team, and it is the first franchise to cross the brand value mark of $100 Million. They are currently valued at $115 Million (809 crores) after their win at the IPL 2019.

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The Mumbai Indians can be bifurcated into two prominent phases, one with the on and off captaincy of Sachin Tendulkar and another with skyrocketing success under Rohit Sharma. He is the only player who has tasted IPL with two different teams, Deccan Chargers, and Mumbai Indians. Rohit Sharma has always been praised for leading the team so fiercely. He has led with example as under his leadership, the Mumbai Indians team has won a total of 77 matches out of 127 under

This time around, we are determined to see some fantastic performances by our Mumbai Indians players. During the IPL auction of 2021, the Mumbai Indians owners have boarded some incredible talents to complement the team efficiently. The first Mumbai Indians match is scheduled on the 9th April 2021 with Royal challengers Bangalore in the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, and we surely cannot control our excitement.

Mumbai Indians Owner

The Mumbai Indians IPL team is owned by Neeta Ambani, Mukesh Ambani’s wife. In 2007, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) bought Mumbai Indians from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) by paying $111.9 million. Mukesh Ambani has been entitled the second most prosperous sports team owner, followed by Steve Ballmer (former Microsoft CEO) in the Forbes list of “The World's Richest Sports Team Owners 2020”. However, last year, he was in the number one position but could not sustain for long due to a sudden RIL shares downfall.

Reliance Industries is the most powerful and profitable company in India. It deals in multiple sectors such as textiles, energy, petrochemicals, retail, natural resources, and telecommunications. The RIL is also the first Indian Company to make over $200 Billion in revenue. Another significant investment made in 2020 by Reliance was to get complete ownership of the IMG-R. It is a joint venture between the Reliance Group and International Management group.  The venture focused on sports marketing, sponsorship, licensing in India. Their primary clients were the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Indian Premier League (IPL) teams, and various top Indian cricketers.

Last year, specific reports predicted a 20-25% sponsorship revenue cut for the IPL franchises. However, the 2020 champion squad were able to grab the highest sponsorship of 90 crores. A report published by Duffs & Phelps in 2019 saw a potential increase of 8.5% in Mumbai Indian’s brand value, consecutively for four years. The Mumbai Indians team 2020 is also far away from controversies and has shown excellent performance each IPL year, making it a lucrative option for investors.

Mumbai Indians Team History

Mumbai Indians had a rough start in the inaugural year. Sachin Tendulkar was made the captain and was also Mumbai’s player icon. Furthermore, Mumbai Indians’ owners bought some excellent players on the table like Robin Uthappa, Shaun Pollock, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, and Sanath Jayasuriya. Before the tournament could start, Sachin got injured, and the captaincy position was handed over to Harbhajan Singh.

Even then, the squad wasn’t able to sustain and lost four games consecutively. Mumbai Indians players just crawled enough to enjoy a few wins but they couldn’t make it to the semi-finale by just a single point!  

In 2009, the Mumbai Indians matches didn’t go well. Shaun Pollock also retired and became the team’s head coach. The squad was shuffled with new players but nothing served to revive its performance. The Mumbai Indians IPL team could only get five wins and were positioned seventh on the team ranking league. This is the lowest the team has got if we compare all IPL years.

Things were much better in 2010; Mumbai Indians won their first eight matches. The utmost magic of Sachin Tendulkar, Saurabh Yadav, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, and Malinga began to shower. The Mumbai Indians owners bought Kieron Pollard for $750k. The team reached the finals but was defeated by Chennai Super Kings by 22 runs.

In the same year, the Indian Premier League (IPL) welcomed two new teams, Kochi Tuskers Kerala and Pune Warriors India. The IPL Governing Council asked all the other groups to retain four maximum players, and the others have to go for the auction. The Mumbai Indians owners retained Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Kieron Pollard, and Lasith Malinga.

They bought Rohit Sharma, Andrew Symonds, and Munaf Patel in the auction. The Mumbai Indians team kicked off with a great start and won 8 out of 10 matches, but they further suffered three consecutive losses and so they were ranked third on the IPL team ranking. However, Mumbai Indians qualified and won the Champions League 2011 for the first time.

Harbhajan Singh led the Mumbai Indians players in IPL 2012. The team welcomed Dinesh Karthik (Wicketkeeper) and Pragyan Ojha (Bowler), Thisara Perera (Allrounders), R.P Singh (Bowler), and Mitchel Johnson (Bowler). That year, the Mumbai Indians matches didn’t have a great start with Sachin Tendulkar and Mitchel Johnson stepped down due to injury. They won 10 out of 17 games and lost to Chennai Super Kings in the play-offs.

In IPL 2013, Rohit Sharma took over the leadership from Ricky Ponting due to his consistently dropping performance. The IPL Mumbai Indians players started slow, but Dinesh Karthik was there in full form to save the team. There were many ups and downs, but the Mumbai Indians squad won 13 matches out of 19. They were back in the finals with their favorite competitor Chennai Super Kings, and won the IPL trophy with 23 runs.

The Mumbai Indians’ performance significantly dropped in IPL 2014. The team faced a difficult start by losing five of its initial matches. There was a continuous on-and-off in the Mumbai Indians team performance. They lost against all of their major competitors and climbed the rank chart with small steps. The Mumbai Indians matches were remarkable that year; they extraordinarily reached the play-offs beating Rajasthan Royals but lost against Chennai Super Kings.

 In 2015, the Mumbai Indians team won the IPL trophy for the second time. Lendl Simons became the star player who made an incredible 540 runs in the entire season. Ambati Rayudu, Rohit Sharma, Simmons, and Keiron Pollard’s batting performance was also appreciable.

The subsequent years were highly amazing to watch as a viewer; in 2016, the Mumbai Indians team came fifth due to its unsettled top order and lost balance when Lendl Simmons got injured. The following year was terrific for the hero squad, where they won IPL 2017 after a nail-biting fight with the Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, the Mumbai Indians teams again got stuck in the fifth position and were disqualified for the IPL 2018 playoffs.

In the last couple of years (2019 & 2020), it seems like Mumbai Indians have grabbed a monopoly to win the IPL trophy. They won against Chennai Super Kings (with just one run) and then first-ever IPL finalists, Delhi Capital. It will be exciting to see whether Mumbai Indians 2020 squad will maintain the momentum and hit its hattrick by winning the IPL 2021 Championship.

Mumbai Indians Players

The Mumbai Indians team has always shown excellent performance in all its IPL matches, sure there were sudden drops in some places, but the team has always bounced back fiercely. Last year, the Mumbai Indians players 2020 won against Delhi Capitals, making it the first-ever team to earn five IPL trophies.

There was inconsistency in performance in the first five years, but everything has strongly come together after Rohit Sharma took charge. The Mumbai Indians owners entered IPL auction 2020 with a budget of 13.05 crores, where they bought Nathan Coulter Nile (8 crores), Chris Lynn (2 Crore), Saurabh Tiwary (50 Lakhs), Fabian Allen (50 Lakhs), Mohsin Khan (20 Lakhs), Prince Balwant Rai Singh (20 Lakhs) and Digvijay Deshmukh (20 Lakhs).

These strategic decisions made the Mumbai Indians squad 2020 stronger. The team cumulatively contained exceptional batsmen like Rohit Sharma, Anmolpreet Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwari, and Chris Lynn.

The Mumbai Indians team 2020 contained experienced bowlers like Lasith Malinga, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Fabien Allen, Prince Balwant Singh, Digvijay Deshmukh, Trent Boult, and Mohsin Khan. 

The MI team 2020 also had powerful all-rounders like Nathan Coulter, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Anukul Yadav, and Keiron Pollard.  

Mumbai Indians Squad for IPL 2021

The first Mumbai Indians match is scheduled for 9th April 2021 against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The team is fully pumped up to defeat all its opponents and go for a hat trick to win the IPL trophy consecutively for three years.

The Mumbai Indians team has spent 15.35 crore in the auction, and their most significant bid was on Nathan Coulter, Piyush Chawla, and Adam Milne.
This time Mumbai Indians have to release some exponential talents like Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai, Lasith Malinga, James Pattinson, Mitch McClenaghan Sherfane Rutherford.

However, the MI team 2020-21 retained Rohit Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Anmolpreet Singh, Rahul Chahar, Chris Lynn, Trent Boult, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Keiron Pollard, Ishan Kishan, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohsin Khan, Jayant Yadav, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Saurabh Tiwari, and Dhawal Kulkarni.

Mumbai Indians IPL Team 2021 Bought Players

  • Nathan Coulter- 5 Crores
  • Adam Milne- 3.2 Crores
  • Piyush Chawla- 2.4 Crores
  • James Neesham- 50 Lakhs
  • Yudhvir Charak- 20 Lakhs
  • Marco Jansen- 20 Lakhs
  • Arjun Tendulkar- 20 Lakhs

Mumbai Indians IPL Team 2021

Captain- Rohit Sharma


  • Rohit Sharma
  • Anmolpreet Singh
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Saurabh Tiwari
  • Chris Lynn


  • Jaspreet Bumrah
  • Marco Jansen
  • Piyush Chawla
  • Adam Milne
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile
  • Mohsin Khan
  • Dhawal Kulkarni
  • Trent Boult
  • Rahul Chahar
  • Jayant Yadav


  • Aditya Tare
  • Ishan Kishan
  • Quinton de knock


  • Arjun Tendulkar
  • Yudhvir Charak
  • James Neesham
  • Anukul Roy
  • Kieron Pollard
  • Krunal Pandya
  • Hardik Pandya

Mumbai Indians Statistics for IPL 2021

Mumbai Indians is not just a team but a feeling for many. The squad has a huge fan base with 6.5 Million Instagram and 6.2 Million Twitter followers. It has an enormous following, including 13.57 million people on Facebook. The Mumbai Indians matches are always breath-taking to watch and thus, it’s worths diving into their playing history to understand the team logistics-

In 2008, the Mumbai Indians team won 7 matches out of 14, taking the winning percentage to touch the average (50%). The team ranked fifth in the IPL 2008 league.

2009 was not a good year for Mumbai Indians. They lost eight matches out of 14 with one tie, coming third in the league. The Mumbai Indians matches winning percentage lowered to 35.71%.

However, the situation improved in 2010, and Sachin Tendulkar was also in his best form. The Mumbai Indians team was able to gain 11 matches in a total of 16, making the winning percentage go a whopping 68.75%. Their ranking also jumped from seventh to second (finalists).

The Mumbai Indians IPL squad tried to maintain the momentum and won ten matches out of 16. They lost in the playoffs and dropped their rank from one point (3rd) to last year. The Mumbai Indians matches winning percentages were 62.50%.

In 2012, Sachin Tendulkar’s injury led to Harbhajan Singh’s captaincy; this developed a significant disbalance in the team. However, Rohit Sharma’s excellent performance helped the Mumbai Indians IPL team achieve 10 wins out of 17, making the winning percentage drop again to 58.82%.

The following year (2013), the Mumbai Indians matches were a treat to watch. They achieved 13 games out of 19 and had a winning percentage of 68.42%. This time, the team won their first IPL trophy against Chennai Super Kings.

In IPL 2014, the Mumbai Indians team welcomed Lendl Simmons, who played exceptionally well against all its competitors.  They were able to qualify for the playoffs by winning seven matches out of 15 and sustained a winning percentage of 46.67%.

2015 was again outstanding for the Mumbai Indians team. They won the IPL trophy against the Chennai Super Kings. The Mumbai Indians players won 10 matches out of 16, reaching the winning percentage of 62.50%.

The Mumbai Indians’ stats dropped in the IPL 2016; they could not qualify even in the playoffs. The squad only earned 7 matches out of 14. And so, the winning percentage also dropped to 50%.

The IPL 2017 had some significant Mumbai Indians matches. The team was declared a champion for the 3rd time with 12 wins and 5 losses, claiming a winning percentage of 70.59%.

Interestingly, the Mumbai Indians follow a pattern; they are either the champions or don’t even qualify semi-finals. There is nothing in between. And this, the time it was the fifth one. The Mumbai Indians matches went downhill, and they could only win six games out of 14. The winning percentage further reduced to 42.86%.

The last two IPLs (2019 & 2020) have been great for the Mumbai Indians team though. They won both the championship, becoming the only team to win IPL five times. Both the years, their winning percentage remains constant at 68.75%.

To sum up, the Mumbai Indians IPL team has an average winning percentage of 58.82%, where they have won 120 matches out of 204 with only one tie.

Mumbai Indians Squad- Players to watch out in IPL 2021

  • Nathan Coulter-Nile
    Nathan Coulter continues to be the most expensive Mumbai Indians player. Last year, the owners bought him for 8 crores, which dropped this year to 5 crores. He is an all-rounder with a batting strike rate of 118.66 and bagged a total of 41 wickets in his IPL career. The Mumbai Indians team 2020 expects excellent performance from Nathan Coulter in the upcoming IPL 2021.
  • Rohit Sharma
    Rohit Sharma is undoubtedly the most fantastic captain and batsman, who has always succeeded in binding the team together. He is the only captain who has won 5 IPL trophies. Last year, he made 332 runs in 12 matches which totals up to 5230 runs cumulatively in all IPL seasons.
  • Jaspreet Bumrah
    Jaspreet Bumrah is the No. 1 bowler of India, and Mumbai Indians fans expect high-level performance this IPL season. He has cracked a total of 109 wickets in 92 matches. In IPL 2020, Jaspreet took 27 wickets by giving out only 404 runs. This man has massive credibility, and we are rationally hopeful to watch some excellent “outs” from his balls.
  • Hardik Pandya
    Hardik Pandya is certainly one of the most snippy players in the field. He is always seen motivating his team mates and saving the gang from imminent losses. Hardik is a right-handed batsman who has made 1329 runs in his IPL career with a strike rate of 159.26. He also holds an impressive record of 42 wickets cumulatively.
  • Keiron Pollard
    Keiron Pollard is a fantastic all-rounder who has shown substantial batting, bowling, and fielding performance. He is the backbone of Mumbai Indians, and the Mumbai Indian owners seem to carry immense faith in his performance. Kieron has made 3023 runs, of which 268 runs were scored last year in the Mumbai Indians 2020 matches. He is an excellent bowler and has taken a stunning total of 60 wickets in his IPL career.

MI Frequently Asked Questions

What are Mumbai Indians worth?

Mumbai Indians is the richest team of IPL; its net worth is $115 Million (809 crores), followed by Chennai Super kings at 98 Million (676 crores).

Who is the best team in IPL?

Mumbai Indians matches are excavating to watch, and they have the most significant fanbase over Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. With five title wins in the IPL and 2 Champions League wins, they are by far the most imposing squad in cricket.

Who is the best captain in IPL?

Rohit Sharma has been ranked the best IPL captain. Under his captainship, Mumbai Indians has 5 IPL Championship trophies.

Who is the owner of Mumbai Indians?

Neeta Ambani, the wife of Mukesh Ambani, is the Mumbai Indians IPL team owner. It is one of the Reliance subsidiaries which was incorporated in 2007 at $111.9 Million.

Which IPL team has the most fans?

Mumbai Indians is the most famous IPL team with 6.5 Million followers on Instagram, 6.2 Million on Twitter, and over 13.67 Million on Facebook.

Which is the wealthiest IPL team?

Mumbai Indians is the wealthiest team among all IPL teams. It was last valued at $115 Million (809 Crore). In 2020, the team also won the highest sponsorship of 90 crores even though the IPL franchise saw a significant drop of 20-25% in their sponsorships.

Which players did MI retain before the 2021 auctions?

The Mumbai Indians owners retained Rohit Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Anmolpreet Singh, Rahul Chahar, Chris Lynn, Trent Boult, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Keiron Pollard, Ishan Kishan, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohsin Khan, Jayant Yadav, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Saurabh Tiwari, and Dhawal Kulkarni before the 2021 auction.

Who were the players released by MI before the 2021 auctions?

The Mumbai Indians owners released Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai, Mitchell McClenaghan, James Pattinson, Nathan Coulter Nile, Sherfane Rutherford, Lasith Malinga before the 2021 auction.

Who were the players bought by MI in the 2021 auctions?

The Mumbai Indians owner bought Nathan Coulter (5 crores), Adam Milne (3.2 Crore), Piyush Chawla (2.4 crores), James Neesham (50 Lakhs), Yudhvir Charak (20 Lakhs), Marco Jansen (20 Lakhs), Arjun Tendulkar (20 Lakhs) in the 2021 auctions.

Which is the dangerous team in IPL?

Mumbai Indians is the biggest competitor for all the other IPL teams. The squad has already won IPL 2020 and is dedicatedly working to attack the IPL 2021 trophy.

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