IPL 2019: Top 3 Mumbai Indians all-rounders over the years
T20 has modified the definitions and requirements of cricket in many ways. The short format demands every performer to be adept in a variety of disciplines. Hence, all-rounders are always in high demand in all T20 leagues across the world.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is no different. We have seen quite a few transcendent all-rounders from all over the globe plying their trade in the cash-rich league.
Mumbai Indians are one of the most successful sides in the Indian T20 league. They have won the title thrice, which is the joint highest. And the franchise has always been packed with superstars of T20 cricket.
In this article, we take a look at the top 3 all-rounders for Mumbai Indians in their IPL history.
#1 Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya has emerged as an essential part of the Mumbai Indians team because of his all-round skills. The Baroda superstar has the ability to take wickets at any given occasion and can also hit big sixes to boost the scoring rate. He is also an outstanding fielder who has taken several spectacular catches for Mumbai Indians throughout his career.
Pandya was purchased by MI for the base amount of 10 lakh in the 2015 auctions, but he has delivered performances that are worth far more than his price tag. Despite getting to perform in only a few games in the initial two years, he made his impression in those moments and has refined himself as the years have progressed.
In the 2018 IPL, Pandya scored 260 runs in 13 games for MI and was the fifth highest run-scorer for his team. In that season, he also took 18 wickets in 13 matches and was their leading wicket-taker.