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Mumbai Indians Cricket Team Guide
The Mumbai Indians are one of the franchises that compete in the Indian Premier League. Hailing from the megacity Mumbai on the western coast of the country, the Mumbai Indians owners are Reliance Industries, one of India’s biggest companies.
Mumbai Indians Cricket Team Background
The Mumbai Indians are one of the most successful franchise teams within the IPL, with them having a large fan following across the nation and having won a number of titles throughout the years. This team was first established back in 2008 and have built a reputation over the years for nurturing up and coming cricket stars. A testament to their following and status, the Mumbai Indians team were the first in the IPL to surpass a $!00 million brand evaluation.
Where Do The Mumbai Indians Play?
The Wankhede Stadium is the home ground of the Mumbai Indians, with this having a capacity of just over 33,000. The team has played its home matches in this ground since first being founded back in 2008 and has actually hosted a number of ICC ODI World Cup matches over the years.
Mumbai Indians Players
Former star of the India national cricket team Sachin Tendulkar was named as the trademark signing for the Mumbai Indians back in 2008. Throughout the years, the team has had a number of top players from their home nation including Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Harbhajan Singh just to name a few.
Some of the standout Mumbai Indians players to come from other nations include West Indies cricket team allrounder Kieron Pollard, South African star Quinton de Kock, New Zealand’s Mitchell McClenaghan and Sri Lanka national cricket team player Separamadu Malinga, the latter being one of the most prolific bowlers to take to the field for the Mumbai Indians.
Memorable Games For The Mumbai Indians Cricket Team
One of the most memorable games for the Mumbai Indians was their first ever IPL victory back in 2013. After dominant performances against teams such as the Dehli Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals in the lead up to the final, the side would face off against the Chennai Super Kings in the final. This would take place at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata and saw over 60,000 in attendance for their second IPL final. In this, a nail biting final game played out, with the Mumbai Indians team managing to claim victory by just 23 runs.
The team would also go on to win a further 4 IPL finals in the next decade, winning in 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020, asserting themselves as one of the dominant sides in the league.
Another game which went down in history not only for the Mumbai Indians, but also in the IPL, was the teams match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad back in 2019. This was primarily down to one player in particular: Alzarri Joseph. This was the Antiguans debut in the league and despite this, he managed to set a record, taking the most wickets in a game for a single player at the time. Joseph claimed 6 wickets against the opposition from just 12 balls, an incredible feat that went down in history.
Rivals Of The Mumbai Indians Cricket Team
WIth them facing off against one another in a plethora of highly competitive matches over the years, the Chennai Super Kings are regarded as the rivals of the Mumbai Indians despite being located on the complete opposite side of the country.