IPL 2018: The core players of Mumbai Indians
If Mumbai Indians have to defend their title, these five players need to play to their potential in IPL 2018.
Three-time Indian Premier league (IPL) winners, Mumbai Indians will be keen to start their 2018 campaign on a winning note. They have been crowned as champions in 2013, 2015, and 2017, which are alternate years. MI will look to break this alternate jinx by winning in 2018 as well. If they want to do so, they will have to rely heavily on their core set of players and hope that other players play the supporting role.
Let’s have a look at MI’s five players who form the core of their team.
#1 Rohit Sharma
Captain of the ship, Rohit Sharma has a motivated bunch of players determined to defend the title. The Hitman has a decent record with the bat for MI but needs to be more consistent. He has scored over 4000 runs with a batting average of 32.61 in the league.
Sharma has 32 fifties to his credit in the IPL. This season, he will have to ensure to increase that number as his presence in the middle order will lend a lot of stability to MI’s batting. He might bat up the order to lead from the front, however it is unlikely given the team’s composition. Most probably, he will be MI’s solid number 3 in the MI lineup.