As we all know Mumbai Indians Team 2023 needs no introduction. This team has won 5 IPL Tournaments and is one of the biggest teams in IPL.
The Mumbai Indians Team was founded back in the year 2008. It is an IPL Franchise team in cricket and based in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
The Indian Premier League is all set to get started with its 16th edition in 2023. The Board of Control for Cricket in India BCCI recently required the teams to announce the retentions and releases ahead of the mini-auction 2023.
All the team management including Mumbai Indians named their retentions and announced the releases on 15 November 2022. All the released players will be auctioned on 23 December 2022 in Kochi.
The Mumbai Indians owned by the business tycoon, Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries had their worst season last year.
Their camp was hit by a lot of injuries, unavailability of a few high-cost valuable players and most importantly, lack of a proper team combination.
More than the performance of each individual player on the ground, what actually wrecked the season for Mumbai was the instability of the team.
The present owners of team is Mukesh Ambani. Mumbai Indians will be the only team who will play all their matches in front of the home crowd as all the matches in the IPL 2023 Season will be played in Maharashta.
The team retained their most promising players, Captain Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah and Suryakumar Yadav.
They had a their doubts on replacing Hardik Pandya. The team won their 5 tournaments under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma.
Rohit Sharma was the most obvious pick as he had made a huge impact on the team with 4,441 runs to his score record.
He is an astonishing player and the first image that comes to the hearts of every cricket fans out there who hears the name Mumbai Indians.
Mumbai Indians Team 2023 was bought by the reliance group for $111.9 Million which makes them the most expensive club in the league to sell. Reliance bought the club on a ten-year term.
Mumbai Indians Team 2023 has bought a few good players in this times mega auction. I will be mentioning them in the Mumbai Indians Team 2023 Lists below:
Mumbai Indians Team 2023: Highlights
|Name of the Team||Mumbai Indians MI|
|Represents||Mumbai City (Maharashtra)|
|Owned By||Reliance Industries|
|Founded On||24 January 2008|
|Home Ground||Wankhade Stadium, Mumbai|
|Team Manager||Rahul Sanghvi|
|Global Head Of Cricket Development||Zaheer Khan|
|Global Head Of Performance||Mahela Jayawardene|
|Head Coach||Mark Boucher|
|Batting Coach||Kieron Pollard|
|Balling Coach||Shane Bond|
|Fielding coach||James Pamment|
|Seasons Played||15: 2008 – 2022|
|Colour||Blue and Golden|
Mumbai Indians Retentions and Releases for 2023
If one was to view it on paper, Mumbai’s camp was sort of completely full of bog names of the cricketing industry but they were the ones whose performance has always been a theme of the question.
Primarily, these payers were Jayadev Unadkat and Basil Thampi. Their failure to perform well in the league cost Mumbai hard.
Thus, the management has let them go for the upcoming season. Additionally, Mayak Markande who they have trusted for a very long time will no longer be part of the camp as they have released him.
Players like Murugan Ashwin and Daniel Sams who have not made many major changes by being a part of MI also had to bid farewell.
The retentions have been made for the players around whom the management can form a team with the befitting combination.
MI has also shown incredible belief in players like Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma despite their inability to perform in the last season.
Dewald Brevis and Tim David are some good additions to the team of Mumbai which they did not let go.
MI Squad for IPL 2023
Mumbai has decided upon the following squad for the upcoming edition of IPL post-retentions and releases. the squad will surely have substantial additions in the Mini Auction that will be held in Kochi on 23 December 2022.
Right Handed Batsman
|2.||Ishan Kishan||Left Handed Wicket Keeper Batsman||Indian|
|3.||Suryakumar Yadav||Right Handed Batsman||Indian|
|4.||Dewald Brevis||Right Handed Batsman||South African|
|5.||Tilak Varma||Left Handed Batsman||Indian|
|6.||Jasprit Bumrah||Right Arm Fast Bowler||Indian|
|7.||Tim David||Right Handed Batsman||Australian|
|8.||Tristan Stubbs||Right Arm Off Break Bowler||South African|
|9.||Jofra Archer||Right Arm Fast Bowler||English|
|10.||Ramandeep Singh||Right Handed Batsman||Indian|
|11.||Arshad Khan||Left Arm Medium Bowler||Indian|
|12.||Akash Madhwal||Right Arm Medium Bowler||Indian|
|13.||Arjun Tendulkar||Left Handed Medium-Fast Bowler||Indian|
|14.||Hrithik Shokeen||Right Arm Off Break||Indian|
|15.||Kumar Kartikeya||Left Arm Chinaman Bowler||Indian|
Captain of Mumbai Indians
Sharma is one of the most successful captains of the Indian Premier League. He has led the team to victory 5 times in the years 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. The last season for Mumbai Indians was the worst.
They not only ended the season in the league stages but also finished in the last spot. Moreover, they faced 8 consecutive losses.
Rohit’s form is presently questionable and he has been very inconsistent with the bat in both, the Indian Premier League and International Cricket.
His captaincy in the latest T20 World Cup has raised serious questions regarding his capabilities with the team.
His performance in the upcoming edition for Mumbai, both as a Captain and player will probably be closely viewed under a lens for he might not have many chances in the bag since age is also an approaching factor as far as his cricketing career is concerned.
The Retained Players of the team are:
- Rohit Sharma
- Kieron Pollard
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Jasprit Bumrah
The Mumbai Indians Team 2023 Auction List consists of 21 players bought from different clubs.
The list is as follows and the Mumbai Indians Team 2023 price of each player will be mentioned as well.
|Name||Base Price||Base Price||Sold For|
|1||Ishan Kishan||2 crore||15.25 crore|
|2||Dewald Brevis||20 lakh||3 crore|
|3||Basil Thampi||20 lakh||30 lakh|
|4||Murugan Ashwin||20 lakh||1.6 crore|
|5||Jaydev Udadkat||75 lakh||1.3 crore|
|6||Mayank Markande||50 lakh||65 lakh|
|7||N Tilak Varma||20 lakh||1.7 crore|
|8||Sanjay Yadav||20 lakh||50 lakh|
|9||Jofra Archer||2 crore||8 crore|
|10||Daniel Sams||1 crore||2.60 crore|
|11||Tymal Mills||1 crore||1.50 crore|
|12||Tim David||40 lakh||8.5 crore|
|13||Arshad Khan||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|14||Anmolpreet Singh||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|15||Ramandeep Singh||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|16||Rahul Buddhi||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|17||Hrithik Shokeen||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|18||Arjun Tendulkar||20 lakh||30 lakh|
|19||Fabian Allen||75 lakh||75 lakh|
|20||Aryan Juyal||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|21||Riley Meredith||1 crore||1 crore|
The most expensive player in this Mumbai Indians Team 2023 Squad is Rohit Sharma with Rs. 16 Crore, then in second place comes Ishan Kishan bought in auction with Rs. 15.25 Crore, and in third place we have Jasprit Bumrah who is also one of the retained players with Rs. 12 Crore.
The Mumbai Indians team 2023 auction list includes player who can single handedly turn the game into the team’s favour.
Top 5 players of the Mumbai Indians Squad
- Rohit Sharma – Rohit Sharma as you know has been the captain and still is, guided the team into 5 IPL victories. His astonishing game and records he has made for the team is remarkable. He was retained by Mumbai Indians for Rs. 16 crore. His record list is insanely long and a few of them are as follows: he is the only player to score 3 double centuries in an one-day international tournament, He was named as the ODI player of the year by the international cricket counsel in the year 2019, In the cricket world cup single edition, he was the only player to score 5 centuries. In the year 2019, Sharma became the first player to score 2 centuries in his debut match against South Africa. He has also won Arjuna Award in 2015, Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna in the year 2020.
- Jasprit Bumrah – Jasprit Bumrah as mentioned earlier is another amazing player who was retained by Mumbai Indians Team 2023 for Rs. 12 Crore. In 2017 Jasprit Bumrah became the team go-to bowler, even ahead of Malinga. Mumbai Indians played safe by retaining India’s No. 1 bowler as every IPL Franchise would have spend crazily had he entered the IPL auction 2023 .He is always been the best power play and death over bowler in the IPL history and when ever Mumbai Indians needed a wicket, he would readily provide the same.
- Keiron Pollard – One of the best allrounder who has won many matches for the franchise by his batting, bowling and fielding. He has been one of the key players who had immensely contributed in Mumbai Indians’ success over the years. Therefore it was a wise decision to retain him even though he has been an on and off player in the recent times.
- Suryakumar Yadav – One of the consistent performers for the five time IPL Champions, Suryakumar Yadav had joined Mumbai Indians in the year 2018 and since then he has scored 300+ runs in every season for the team. He has been a finisher and also can contribute to the leadership group with his bunch of experience.
- Jofra Archer- He is a gem of a player and Mumbai Indians picked him even though knowing that he will not play this year due to injury. He had been bought by the Mumbai Indians for a whooping 8 crores. In the next IPL season, Bumrah and Jofra Archer’s combo will be lethal and therefore buying Jofra Archer now means that Mumbai Indians are looking for a long term investment.
They have been very accurate with their buys and also had successfully retained four of their major players in the IPL.
They would look to win their sixth IPL tournament and thereby continue their golden run.
The Mumbai Indians Team 2023 playing eleven’s advantage is their top 3 who has scored loads of runs in the past also.
The team is full of match winners and therefore will be a threat to other teams in this year’s mega tournament.