Welcome Fellows! Are you a Mumbai Indians Fan? Or an Indian Premier League(IPL) fan? If Yes then here is all about the MI franchise. Stick Here to know about its Magnificent IPL journey, 2021 matches, Squad, sponsors.
MI is one of the most followed and successful Franchises in the League. It has become the first franchise to win 5 IPL titles. This year the Defending Champions Mumbai Indians(MI) will begin chasing the title of IPL 2021 – on 9 April against Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
The Mumbai Indians
The Mumbai Indians, a cricket Franchise based in Mumbai was found in 2008. The team is owned by Reliance Industries (Nita Ambani, Akash Ambani, and Isha Ambani). The franchise’s brand value is highest amongst all the IPL franchises (estimated roughly around $115 million in 2019.)
MI is the Most Popular team of IPL from the beginning. It was because of the presence of legendary Sachin Tendulkar in the team, He was the captain of the team from 2008 to 2011. Now, The master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is the icon of the franchise.
Netflix released a sports documentary series ‘Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians’ in 2019. It was a journey documentary series of MI. This also stands as the very first Indian sports documentary on Netflix. A show that tells you what’s going on behind the scene. So much preparation, hard work, dedication, the focus of all people involved whether it be the players, coaches, owners support staff, e.t.c. A must-watch for all Cricket fans!
Before the IPL 2021 starts,
Let’s have a look at MI’s IPL journey. Here we go,
Mumbai Indians IPL Journey
During the initial editions of IPL, Mumbai Indians were struggling to come up, it could not show the fire. Gradually they reached the playoffs and secured a place in the top 3. MI played their first-ever IPL final in 2010 against Chennai Super Kings and secured the place of runners-up. But the 6th edition of IPL(2013) was a big game-changer for MI when Rohit Sharma took over the captaincy of the team. Rohit Sharma has led the franchise to win its First-ever IPL title that season.
Since then, MI has established itself as a strong competitor. Playing against MI is a tough competition for all the IPL teams.
The team focuses on Strong team management with an amazing set of squad. MI emphasizes having Indian Players(almost 7 out of 11) rather than overseas players in the team. They always tried to form a good team by striking a perfect mix of New/Young players and experienced players. Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Pandya Brothers, and Jasprit Bumrah have been the franchise’s core and consistent features.
Mumbai Indians have played almost all of their home matches in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Since 2017, Mahela Jayewardene is the head coach of the team.
In 2019, MI achieved the milestone to become the first-ever team to win 100+ matches in IPL. In 2020, the franchise achieved another milestone to play the fastest 200 IPL matches.
Under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy, Mumbai Indians have become Five times IPL champions in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. They also have clinched 2 Champions league twenty20 trophies in 2011 and 2013.
Hence, undoubtedly the Mumbai-based franchise is the most successful in the T20 tournament.
Logo, Kit manufacturers, Jersey sponsors & Partners
The logo of the Mumbai Indians is ‘Sudharshan Chakra’ (it is a spinning disk-like weapon used by Hindu God Vishnu or Shree Krishna).
We all know the primary colour of The MI Jersey is Blue.
Since 2015, Performax(It is an Indigenous Indian sports clothing manufacturer based in Mumbai) took over as the kit manufacturer and apparel sponsor of the franchise. Also, the front Jersey sponsor will be Samsung. The brands which will appear on the back of the squad’s jersey are – Goibibo, Colours, and DHL.
Like last year, Marriott Bonvoy will again appear on the chest of Jersey. Marriott Bonvoy is an international brand of full-service hotels and resorts Headquartered in Maryland.
Here is the list of all partners of Mumbai Indians
Principle, Associate, and Official partners: Samsung(since 2018) and DHL Express(recently) are Principle partners and sponsors of the franchise.
Associate partners: Marriott Bonvoy • Jio • Astral Pipes
Officials Partners: Kingfisher • USHA • Cadbury Dairymilk • Colgate • Kotak • Dream 11 • BKT tires • boAt • Performax • ESA(Reliance Foundation) • DNA entertainment networks • Radio City • Fever 104 FM
Mumbai Indians 2021 Squad:
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare (wk), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan.
2021 New Players bought – Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar.