Defending champions Mumbai Indians will begin their IPL 2021 campaign against Royal Challengers Bangalore on the opening encounter of this year’s T20 extravaganza at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The Rohit Sharma-led will be aiming for a treble after lifting the title in 2019 and 2020 beating Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals respectively.
Meanwhile, Mumbai retained 17 cricketers from their squad for IPL 2020 and made some crucial additions to their squad to strengthen the rope. They roped in senior fast bowler from Australia Nathan Coulter-Nile as an alternative for Lasith Malinga, who has been the highest wicket-taker of the franchise in the history of IPL. He was also Mumbai’s biggest buy at ₹ 5 crores.
Along with Coulter Nile, Mumbai Indians also inducted New Zealand pacer, Adam Milne, into their team. The right-arm pacer was bought for ₹ 3.2 crores. The four-time IPL champions also spend ₹ 20 lakh to buy Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar in their team.
Mumbai Indians will look to continue their winning run in IPL 2021 and have already begun their training with junior cricketers in Mumbai. The India internationals are expected to join the squad after the series against England while the international stars are likely to land in India after fulfilling their international commitments.
They will begin their campaign against Bangalore while their last game is against Delhi Capitals on May 23. Among all the 14 matches, two matches of Mumbai Indians are day games against Rajasthan Royals on April 29 and Punjab Kings on May 13.
Full Schedule Of Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021:
April 9th – Royal Challengers Bangalore
April 13th – Kolkata Knight Riders
April 17th – Sunrisers Hyderabad
April 20th – Delhi Capitals
April 23rd – Punjab Kings
April 29th – Rajasthan Royals (D)
May 1st – Chennai Super Kings
May 4th – Sunrisers Hyderabad
May 8th – Rajasthan Royals
May 10th – Kolkata Knight Riders
May 13th – Punjab Kings (D)
May 16th – Chennai Super Kings
May 20th – Royal Challengers Bangalore
May 23rd – Delhi Capitals (D)
Mumbai Indians full squad for IPL 2021
Rohit Sharma, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Milne, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen and Arjun Tendulkar.