IPL 2019: Three biggest match-winners for Mumbai Indians
The IPL auctions are done and dusted, and the teams are all ready to go. Every team has some players who could potentially play a significant role in how far their team goes in the tournament.
Here is a look at three such players who will be seen whistling in the yellow jersey of Mumbai Indians.
For the Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma has been the center of every debate before each edition of the IPL. His batting position is something that is a mystery before the start of every season. But wherever he bats, the captain of the three-time champions has never failed to perform well.
It was his appointment as the captain that changed MI's fortunes, helping them win the first title. Rohit Sharma, when in form, can be very deadly for any bowling lineup. He has proved his worth for the Indian Cricket Team, time and time again. For Mumbai too, it is always said that Rohit's form will decide Mumbai's fate in the tournament.
Krunal Pandya is the older of the Pandya brothers, both of whom play for the Mumbai Indians. This is Krunal's fourth season with Mumbai and he has been the perfect all-rounder for Mumbai in all the previous three seasons.
His left-arm spin has accounted for some crucial wickets, in crunch situations and that is what makes him important for the team. Also, his cool temperament with the bat and the ability to hold the innings together and finish games makes him one of the most valuable players in the Mumbai squad.
In the 2017 IPL final, his well made 50 helped Mumbai post a decent total and that is the innings that define Krunal's career. He is one of the major players of the Mumbai squad and a good enough match-winner for them.
The third match-winner, undoubtedly, has to be the best bowler in the Indian team, Jasprit Bumrah. The young boy with an uncommon and weird bowling action in 2013 has become the head of bowlers in the Indian team in no time. He owes this progress to his IPL team. And Mumbai Indians take the utmost pride in addressing Bumrah as a product that they have developed for the national team.
Bumrah has proved with every season that there is always scope for improvement. When you feel that he can't get any better, he comes back in the next season and shocks everyone once again. He is a hard-working pacer who rightfully deserves to be where he stands today. He is a bonafide match-winner and he will is one special entity that Mumbai would never want to lose.
Also, there are players like Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Lasith Malinga and now, also Yuvraj Singh who can take the match away from the opponents on their good days.