Indian Premier League, the biggest moneyed event of the mega sport cricket is going to start within 10 days after the finals of ongoing World Cup. The players are all set to take up the challenge in their new roles with greater enthusiasm. Mumbai Indians, the champions of the 2013 Indian Premier League have been the team to fear. The team is also the most profitable and the most electrifying amongst all the IPL franchises as it is owned by India’s richest business tycoons, the Ambani’s.
5 reasons to say Mumbai Indians are favorite for IPL 2015
Ponting as Coach
Ricky Ponting, the man behind the 2013 win of the team Mumbai Indians, is ready to ride on the new role – MI mentor and head coach. Aggression and Ponting are synonymous to each other and this one quality made him the greatest batsman of cricket and the most successful captain of his country. Ponting said on his new role, “I will coach as I played.” These words are reflecting the power of the person who is going to play off the field. ponting believes in making things happen and taking the optimistic approach all the time.
The captain’s Diary
The captain of a great team is obviously great and these words are just perfect in case of the team MI captain, Rohit Sharma. Rohit’s contribution as a captain as well as a middle order batsman is always in the records. He has been the saviour of the team for the last couple of years when and after Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from the international cricket and fall is Ricky Ponting’s form. With the added liability of captaincy, Sharma got a new verve to his career.
Choice of Players
The Mumbai Indians management has come up with the best choice of players for their team. The team’s captain Rohit Sharma coupled with the world’s finest fatal bowler, Lasith Malinga, the biggest hitter of the sport, Kieron Pollard, Indian magic spinner, Harbhajan Singh and wicketkeeper batsman, Ambati Rayudu together look like a team of superheroes. Where Lasith has the capability to bowl all six Yorkers in an over, Kieron Pollard can clear the boundaries with much ease and alter the end result of the match.
The Newest Entrants
The team MI is getting greater with the inclusion of Pragyan Ojha, Mitchell McClenaghan, and Aaron Finch coupled with Akshay Wakhare, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Aiden Blizzard, J Suchith and Abhimanyu Mithun. Mumbai Indians spent a little over Rs 5 crore and purchased 10 players during the auction for the 8th season of the IPL.
Best Fielding Unit
Under the aegis of the star fielder of the century, Jonty Rhodes, the team MI has got the best fielding unit. The team just has to move on the right steps to clinch the trophy as the owners and the management has reinforced the all sides in all aspects and this season may just be theirs.