IPL 2020 KKR vs MI: Strengths & Weaknesses of the defending champions Mumbai Indians

Here are the Strengths and Weaknesses of Mumbai Indians for this season of Indian Premier League, Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya will be the key for the side this season.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Sep 28, 2020 18:53 IST
IPL 2020 KKR vs MI: Strengths & Weaknesses of the defending champions Mumbai Indians
Strength and weakness of Mumbai Indians

IPL 2020 MI vs KKR Strengths & Weaknesses of MI: Indian cricket team most relying batsman Rohit Sharma-led defending champions Mumbai Indians will lock horns with the two-time champions of Indian Premier League Kolkata Knight Riders on 23rd of September 2020 at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. looking extremely strong on paper and with confidence on their side. The defending champions, who clinched their 4th IPL title with a thrilling 1 run win over the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the last edition of the biggest fantasy cricket league(IPL) will attempt to win their successive titles against Dinesh and Co in their second match today. However, they lost their first encounter against CSK by 5 wickets last week. But they will be looking to bounce back and it won’t be a surprise if we see Mumbai Indians retaining the trophy in IPL 2020.

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In the article, we analyse the best fantasy cricket tips for MI. Let's look at below:

Strengths of the defending champions Mumbai Indians:

  • Well-balanced batting lineup:

Mumbai Indians had a solid top order in the form of Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock and Chris Lynn. ''Hitman'' Rohit Sharma with African threating opener Quinton de Kock definitely be a triumph card for them at the top order. They both are the natural strikers of the ball and they had a lot of runs under their belt in recent times. Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan have also had some IPL experience, leading to MI having a regular part of their playing XI. So, let's see what can they deliver for their side in the biggest fantasy cricket league i.e. Dream11 IPL 2020.

Hitman with De Kock
Hitman with De Kock 
  • World-class all-rounders:
Kung fu Pandya and Pollard
Kung fu Pandya and Pollard

In the middle-order, the Indian cricket team most dominating all-rounder Hardik Pandya and the big man from Jamaica Kieron Pollard both are the complete package for their side Mumbai Indians. They can demolish any attack by their hitting power and also handy with the bowl in all formats. In recent years, they performed well for both Mumbai Indians as well as for their National team. Last season, Hardik Pandya scored 400 runs and picked up 14 wickets, thereby helping Mumbai Indians in clinching the trophy for 4th time. Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar also have been a main part of MI for a couple of years.

Weaknesses of Mumbai Indians:

Except Burmah, doesn't look good on papers: 

Defending champions Mumbai Indians pace attack doesn't look great on paper, or least the players' numbers don't. Trent Boult who has an economy rate of 8.78 over the course of his IPL career, played only 5 games last season. New signing Nathan Coulter-Nile hasn't played a single game in the last two IPL seasons. They have Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell McCleneghan, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Trent Boult in their squad this season. So, all in all, MI have the mixed pace attack with some quality players and some inexperience pace in their bowling lineup which could hurt them from defending their IPL title this time.

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IPL 2020 Mumbai Indians Squad:

Rohit Sharma (Captain), Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Mohsin Khan, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock and Aditya tare