IPL 2019: Mumbai could have a decent campaign

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02 Feb 2019

IPL: Five reasons why Mumbai Indians can win the title

Mumbai Indians have been one of the most successful sides over the 11 editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai have won a total of three IPL trophies with the last one coming in 2017.

Mumbai know how to win the pivotal moments and will rely on their experience this season.

We decode why they can win the IPL 2019 title.

Reason 1

A solid mix of all-rounders differentiates them from others

A solid mix of all-rounders differentiates them from others

Mumbai have their regular mix of all-rounders and these players know the franchise in and out.

The Pandya brothers, Krunal and Hardik are genuine match-winners and add strength to spin and pace departments.

Their positive approach with the bat could help the side.

Veteran Kieron Pollard will be eager to shine. Aussie star Ben Cutting adds the flair and depth.

Reason 2

Rohit's captaincy has been excellent

Rohit Sharma has improved as a skipper over the years and his record in IPL is impressive.

The experience gained by captaining India in T2OIs and ODIs will help him further.

Rohit's team selection is better than most. He knows how to extract the best out of his team and his bowling changes are decisive.

His captaincy in close matches can turn the tide.

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Reason 3

Mumbai Indians can rely on their pacers

Mumbai Indians can rely on their pacers

Mumbai have a top quality pace attack and boast of some big names.

Jasprit Bumrah's ability is well known. He has grown to become a vital asset and is excellent at death.

Mitchell McClenaghan has been consistent over the years and his wicket-taking abilities make him lethal.

Jason Behrendorff could show his talent. Veteran Lasith Malinga is back and can guide the pace quartet.

Reason 4

Mumbai's top order has the right capabilities

Last season, the opening combination of Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav worked well and Mumbai would like to continue with them.

Suryakumar, in particular, stole the show with 512 runs from 14 matches.

Quinton de Kock could prove to be an interesting acquisition. He has a point to prove after disappointing campaign in 2018.

Rohit could also open the innings if needed.

Reason 5

MI have a balanced side with a strong core

MI have a balanced side with a strong core

Mumbai have a strong core of players who have won the title earlier and know how to perform in crucial moments.

Last season, they finished fifth, but they have addressed their weaknesses during the auction.

The new acquisitions bring in the required set of strengths.

The squad balance and the familiarity could see Mumbai surprise sides and go the distance.

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Where is IPL going to be held?

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The IPL is most likely to be held in India.

When is the IPL 2019 season set to start?

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The IPL 2019 season is set to kick-off from March 23 onwards.

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MI have won a total of three IPL trophies.

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Their core players have the required experience. Rohit's captaincy is a strong feature as well.

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Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya are the players to watch out for.

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