4 overseas players from Mumbai Indians that are front-runners to join the starting XI
The Australian and Caribbean stars make a strong case to start for the defending champions.
Mumbai Indians are the most successful IPL team so far after clinching three titles, that too in the last five seasons. After missing out on the services of Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan, Parthiv Patel, Jos Buttler and many more, the Rohit Sharma-led team will rely upon some unfamiliar faces to support their core members. Out of their overseas quota from the last season, only Kieron Pollard has achieved to stick around with them. Here are the foreign players that might fit well in MI's on-field combination.
#1 Evin Lewis
The ominous left-hander from the Caribbean, often acknowledged as the substitute of Chris Gayle who is at the tail-end of his IPL career, is set to make his IPL debut with Mumbai Indians. Evin Lewis likes to tear apart the opposition bowling-attack right from the word go.
The Bollywood City is going to witness early fireworks this time around, with the pitch suiting the southpaw. Having someone trustworthy like skipper Rohit Sharma batting in the middle-order will only encourage Lewis to go for the kill with full assurance.