Updated: September 16
Mumbai Indians is the most successful team of IPL. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the team holds the record of the highest IPL trophy wins in history with 5 wins. They have been a team to beat since the last few seasons.
Mumbai has always been a star-studded team that has played a better brand of cricket and has inspired the youth of India. Ahead of VIVO IPL 2021 part 2 that will be held in the UAE, we have done a swot analysis of this franchise.
SWOT Analysis Of The Most Successful Team Of IPL, Mumbai Indians
The Reliable Batting Order
If we talk about the strength of Mumbai Indians, it has to be its skillful batting order. With Rohit Sharma and Quinton de-Kock, Mumbai has got good starts in a lot of matches. This has released the pressure from the middle-order. As a result, the middle-order of Mumbai Indians has carried the momentum provided by the openers.
The middle order of Mumbai consists of players such as Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, the Pandya brothers, etc. Who can forget the hard-hitting Pollard? All these players have guided MI to competitive scores and have also made Mumbai Indians pull off matches from extremely tough situations.
Spin Department & over-dependent On Jaspreet Bumrah
If we talk about the weakness of Mumbai Indians, it is their not-so-experienced spin attack. They have been relying on Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar. As a result, they have leaked runs in flat pitches. They don’t possess quality foreign spinners on their side which leads to their downfall in crunch situations.
Over-reliance on Jaspreet Bumrah also needs to be addressed by Mumbai Indians. They need to find a quality backup for Jaspreet Bumrah so that the excessive burden gets reduced from him. In case of injury, Mumbai depends on their foreign bowlers to deliver. They should find ways to cope-up with this situation.
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Budding The Young Talents
Mumbai Indians have always been famous for providing ample opportunity to their youngsters. A lot of players from the Mumbai Indians team such as Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bumrah, Ishan Kishan, Surya Kumar Yadav have risen to the occasion and played for the national team.
Such has been the reputation of MI as one of the best teams for providing ample opportunities to the young brigades. They should try to maintain this legacy so that few more youngsters get to play for MI and eventually play for team India at a later stage.
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Burden Of Expectation
It is said that the more popular a team becomes in a sport, the more people start expecting from them. This holds true with Mumbai Indians also. 5 times champions MI should be aware of this. Mumbai needs to understand that no team is invincible in IPL. There are times when teams go through a lean patch. The main character of the team is exhibited at the time only.
They should take every season as a new season and forget that they are 5 times winners or the best IPL team. This way, they can remain calm and not get affected by the external pressure or the expectation to perform.