Analysis done by-Shwet Bhushan Tripathi.
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Welcome to our team preview of each team for this IPL.
In our preview we will rate each team according to their squad ,We will give our rating out of 30 points for each team.
Rating factors will be:
1.Batting Strength will be rated out of 5
2.Bowling Strength will be rated out of 5
3.All rounder capabilty will be rated out of 5
4.Quality of Overseas Player, it will be rated out of 5
5.Captaincy , Coaching and Staff will be rated out of 5
6.Wicket Keeper will be rated out of 5.
In the end of all team preview we will se which team will stand at which position according to their rating.
We will start analysing previous year title winner Mumbai Indians:
Squad for this year[25 players]:
Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Pat Cummins, Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Pradeep Sangwan, Mitchell Macleghan,Jean-Paul Duminy, Saurabh Tiwary, Tajinder Dhillon, Akila Dhananjaya, Nidheesh M D Dinesan, Aditya Tare, Siddhesh Dinesh Lad, Mayank Markande, Sharad Lumba, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan
1.Batting Strength: Mumbai have very strong batting line-up in form of Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma who can hit the ball effortlessly and can accelerate the inning whenever he wants and he has the ability to play anchor role also ,so he will be X factor for this team. Down the order they have two brother who always stand for their team in difficult situation and evolution of Krunal Pandya have benifitted them lot , Kireon Pollard is also there to accelerate the inning in the end.
Overall in batting department they have destructive opener in form of Evin Lewis then Rohit Sharma in Middle order , Pandya Brother and Pollard will finish thing for them.
So in Batting department I will rate them 4.5 out 5.
2.Bowling Department: In fast bowling Bumrah and Cummins are certain to play and Mustafizur playing will depend upon the condition and his recent performance . They have death over specialist but cause of worry for them is Hardik Pandya 4 overs he can leak some run in middle and due to his bowling momentum may shift , main concern for them is no good back-up in bowling department ,if Bumrah got injury who will replace him a big question mark. In spin department Rahul Chahar may play along with Krunal Pandya.
So i will rate them 3.5 out 5 in bowling department
3.All Rounders: They have very good pool of All-Rounder in their squad Hardik Pandya ,Krunal Pandya, Kireon Pollard ,Pat Cummins , Ben Cutting and Jp Duminy though Duminy has very less chance of playing initial matches but he is very good back up for them .
So in all-rounders they have strength and this department make them better from other.
So i will rate it 4.5/5 for All Rounders.
4.Overseas Player: They have bought Evin Lewis as an opener and it seems to be smart buy for them because he is extremely dangerous palyer of t20 even better than Gayle .Form of Pollard will be cause of worry for them.Even though they have ample amount of Over Seas fast bowler in form of Pat Cummins, Mustafizur as an backup.
So i will rate them 4 out of 5 for Over-Seas
5.Captain and Coach: Team will play under the coaching of Mahela Jaywardhane and their mentor will be great Sachin Tendulkar .So none of other team have such support staff with them . Captaincy will be done by Rohit Sharma and in my opinion he is the best to do this duty in this team.
So in this department they have all bases covered so i will rate them 5 out 5.
6.Wicket Keeper: They have done the smartest buy in wicket-keeping department because Ishan Kishan is regarded as extremely talented young guy ,he can score at beresk rate at top order and in my opinion he will open the inning along Evin Lewis but his inexperience to international circuit may hurt them occasionally.
So i will rate 4 out of 5.
So they get 24.5 out of 30.
Probable 11 for first match:
Evin Lewis,Ishan Kishan,Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya,Kieron Pollard,Hardik Pandya,Rahul Chahar, Pat Cummins,Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman/Ben Cutting