The tenth season of IPL is scheduled to start on April 5, 2017, and Mumbai will play their first match of the tournament on April 6, 2017 against Rising Pune Supergiant. This year it will showcase full- throttle battles between 8 different teams and Mumbai Indians is one of the strongest contenders for lifting the trophy. This is quite evident from their previous tournaments, the performances of the players plus the able guidance of the iconic player, Master Blaster himself- Sachin Tendulkar, who was a part of this team in the initial years. Rohit Sharma is the man leading the local men in Blue and in the true spirit of Mumbai, the excitement and preparation for IPL is already in full swing.
This side is considered to be the strongest of all and is among the best contenders to claim the trophy. Ace Sri Lankan cricketer, Mahela Jayawardene is going to coach the team and help them in overcoming all the shortcomings and obstacles during the course of the competition. In the previous seasons, they have had crazy times when it has come down to players taking maximum wickets, scoring maximum runs and many of the star players have always been in the news for all the good reasons. This time in the auctions, they have purchased Karn Sharma for a whopping 3.2 crore, making him the highest paid Indian player of the season.
This Mumbai side has always looked to play fair and fast and this spirit has come from their former star player, the God himself- Sachin Tendulkar, and it shows in their history of wins. From the struggle in the initial seasons to winning the first title in 2013, followed by clinching the trophy in 2015, the team has come a long way with the most wins in the tournament so far, with 80. It will be a great sight to watch this team back in action with some of the best players from the world being a part of it.
Mumbai Indians are going to clash with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their first match at Wankhede Stadium on April 9, 2017. The team has an attractive mix of players like Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard and Tim Southee to scare the other sides. It is left to see now if this team would be able to pull off some good games and reach the finals in spite of all the competition by other teams. Book your tickets now if you love Mumbai Indians and support the team throughout the league.