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IPL 2018: Lasith Malinga joins Mumbai Indians as Bowling Mentor

Lasith Malinga

Mumbai Indians today appointed Sri Lankan International and one of its longest serving member player – Lasith Malinga as the Bowling Mentor for the upcoming IPL season.

Lasith Malinga has been the core of Mumbai Indians winning combination in the last decade. Sri Lankan has donned the prestigious Mumbai Indians jersey featuring in 110 matches of the 157 franchise has played so far.

A veteran of over 200 ODIs and 300 T20s, Malinga will join the support staff headed by Coach Mahela Jayawardane, Bowling Coach Shane Bond, Batting Coach Robin Singh and newly appointed Fielding Coach James Pamment.

“It’s a great opportunity to be present with, and an honour to continue my association with Mumbai Indians. Mumbai has been my home away from home for the last decade. As a player, I have enjoyed the journey with Mumbai Indians and now as mentor, I look forward to the new chapter,” said Malinga on his new appointment.

Mumbai Indians owner Akash Ambani feels having Malinga as mentor will serve a great benefit to the young talents the franchise has in the team.

“Mumbai Indians has proven record of scouting and bringing forth the young talents at National stage. It will be a boon for these youngsters as well the established ones to have the combine force of Shane Bond and Lasith Malinga to back them,” said Akash Ambani.

“Malinga has been a pillar of strength for Mumbai Indians since the inception of the team, and his passion for the team will help us achieve new heights,” added Ambani.

IPL 2018: Will he be perfect addition to the Mumbai Indians squad?


In the one decade of their existence, the Mumbai Indians haven’t given an extended run to any leg-spinner. Apart from the sporadic appearances from the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal and Karn Sharma, it has been Harbhajan Singh all the way as the franchise’s primary spinner, with Pragyan Ojha having played his part until 2014.

However, with Harbhajan most likely to change boats after not being retained, Mumbai could be eyeing a spinner vital to their fortunes in their pursuit of winning a fourth IPL, come summer 2018.

‘Revelation’ is an understatement for Rashid Khan: he has absolutely scorched the T20 scene with leg breaks: a clever concoction of variations and dexterity, one who isn’t afraid to toss the ball up. He can bamboozle batsmen with turn off the pitch, or with movement in the air.

He’s quick to the crease, the action is swift and deceptive, and can turn into the strike bowler to prise out wickets. Alternatively, he can send the batsmen into their shell with some quiet overs in the middle.

For Mumbai Indians, he could turn out to be the perfect choice as their lead spinner.

He made his mark with the IPL, a tournament he entered with few expectations and no big reputation. Sunrisers Hyderabad scooped him up for a massive Rs. 4 crores, and people were a little surprised by Tom Moody’s splurge.

Halfway through the tournament, Rashid was the leading wicket-taker and had startled the best in the world with his turn and bounce.

A leg-spinner in T20s is always a threat: the attacking nature of batsmen can be best neutralised by an attacking form of bowling, and leg-spin perfectly fits the bill.

With Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah, the retained players for Mumbai, spearheading the batting, all-rounder and pace departments, an enigmatic spinner like Rashid Khan can be the perfect fit for Mumbai Indians.

IPL 2018: Players Mumbai Indians could retain using RTM

When the retentions for the latest season of the IPL were announced, the Mumbai Indians retained three key players, skipper Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, and Jasprit Bumrah. There was speculation that Krunal Pandya may be retained in place of Jasprit Bumrah, but Mumbai followed through with the expected plan and retained their ace bowler.

Retaining three players allows them to use two RTM cards in the auction and with players such as Krunal Pandya, Jos Buttler, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga and Lendl Simmons in the pool, Mumbai Indians will look to bring both the cards into play.


Mumbai Indians (MI) IPL 2018 Players, Squad, Roster

Playing since the inception of IPL in 2008, Mumbai Indians (MI) is a Mumbai based franchisee owned by Mukesh Ambani.

Team is one of the most successful teams in IPL, having won the IPL title twice – in 2013 and 2015. The team also has a huge brand value and fan following.

Since the first season, the Mumbai Indians team has always had some great iconic players….

I am sure fans of Mumbai Indians would be searching about Mumbai Indians (MI) IPL 2018 Players, Squad, Roster, etc.

Find below list of all the players that will play for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2018, including the retained players and the players bought by the team in IPL 2018 Players Auction.

Mumbai Indians (MI) IPL 2018 Players, Squad, Roster :

Players Retained by Mumbai Indians (MI) before Players Auction –

1. Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma was retained for ₹ 15 Crs

2. Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya was retained for ₹ 11 Crs

3. Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah was retained for ₹ 7 Crs

Players Bought by Mumbai Indians (MI) in Players Auction –

1. Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard was bought for ₹5,40,00,000 (RTM Used)

2. Mustafizur Rahman

Mustafizur Rahman

Mustafizur Rahman was bought for ₹2,20,00,000

3. Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins was bought for ₹5,40,00,000

4. Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav was bought for ₹3,20,00,000

5. Krunal Pandya

Krunal Pandya

Krunal Pandya was bought for ₹8,80,00,000 (RTM Used)

6. Ishan Kishan

Ishan Kishan

Ishan Kishan was bought for ₹6,20,00,000

7. Evin Lewis

Evin Lewis

Evin Lewis was bought for ₹3,80,00,000

8. Ben Cutting

Ben Cutting

Ben Cutting was bought for ₹2,20,00,000

9. Rahul Chahar

Rahul Chahar

Rahul Chahar was bought for ₹1,90,00,000

10. Saurabh Tiwary

Saurabh Tiwary

Saurabh Tiwary was bought for ₹80,00,000

11. Pradeep Sangwan

Pradeep Sangwan

Pradeep Sangwan was bought for ₹1,50,00,000

12. Jason Behrendorff

Jason Behrendorff

Jason Behrendorff was bought for ₹1,50,00,000

13. Jean-Paul Duminy

Jean-Paul Duminy

Jean-Paul Duminy was bought for ₹1,00,00,000

14. Tajinder Dhillon

Tajinder Dhillon

Tajinder Dhillon was bought for ₹55,00,000

15. Akila Dhananjaya

Akila Dananjaya

Akila Dhananjaya was bought for ₹50,00,000

16. Nidheesh M D Dinesan

Nidheesh M D Dinesan

Nidheesh M D Dinesan was bought for ₹20,00,000

17. Aditya Tare

Aditya Tare

Aditya Tare was bought for ₹20,00,000

18. Siddhesh Lad

Siddhesh Lad

Siddhesh Lad was bought for ₹20,00,000

19. Mayank Markande

Mayank Markande

Mayank Markande was bought for ₹20,00,000

20. Sharad Lumba

Sharad Lumba

Sharad Lumba was bought for ₹20,00,000

21. Anukul Roy

Anukul Roy

Anukul Roy was bought for ₹20,00,000

22. Mohsin Khan

Mohsin Khan

Mohsin Khan was bought for ₹20,00,000

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IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians retained Players


Mumbai Indians have retained all the three players: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah. They go into auctions with two Right To Match.

Retention 1 – Rohit Sharma (₹ 15 Crs)  
Retention 2 – Hardik Pandya (₹ 11 Crs) 
Retention 3 – Jasprit Bumrah (₹ 7 Crs)  

Now they are left with ₹ 47 Crs + 2 RTM

IPL 2018: Players Mumbai Indians (MI) should retain

Mumbai Indians, owned by Reliance Industries Limited, is the most successful team in the Indian Premier League by winning 3 IPL titles. After an initial struggle in the starting two seasons, the club has shown massive improvement from the 3rd season till now, by qualifying to the play-offs each time. The men in blues are the only team to win 100 T20s and one of the two teams to win 2 Champions League T20 titles.

Being the defending champions, Mumbai Indians, have developed a well-settled side that they would prefer to keep intact and build a strong team around for the upcoming edition of the IPL.

Here are the players that Mumbai Indians should absolutely retain (3 retention + 2 RTM card) for the 2018 season:

1. Rohit Sharma

Rohit sharma

Mumbai Indians will not willingly let go of the man who led the team to three IPL titles.

 In 2011, he was grabbed by the Mumbai Indians for $2millions. As a Captain, He has led the Mumbai Indians team successfully to three IPL title victories, becoming the only captain to have won the highest number of IPL title. As a prolific batsman, he has scored 4207 runs with a strike rate of 130.89, becoming the third highest run-scorer in IPL history. Apart from batting, he also owns a hat-trick against his current club Mumbai Indians in 2009.

He has also been the leading run scorer for the team, hitting the 3,000-runs mark in the last season. His 2017 IPL run was admittedly mediocre, but the team should nonetheless consider him as its first pick for retention.

2. Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah is easily the Mumbai Indians’ best gift to the Indian team.

The Gujarat pacer was picked by Mumbai Indians for a whopping 1.20 crores in the 2014 Auctions. Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians started bidding from a base price of 20 Lakhs, which went on for quite a while. However, it was Mumbai who eventually won the bidding war.

Bumrah made his IPL debut in 2013 against Royal Challengers Bangalore. His first wicket, Virat Kohli, grabbed the instant attention of cricket fans across the country. In his debut match of IPL  he took 3 wickets for 32 runs.

Though he played just a couple of games in IPL-6, his impressive show in the domestic circuit convinced the Mumbai Indians management to buy him back for IPL-7.

Bumrah’s improvement has been significant in the years since. With the decline of Lasith Malinga, Bumrah would be the perfect death bowler for the Mumbai Indians, and the management should ensure that they retain him.

3. Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya should be an obvious pick for the Mumbai Indians – even though there have been speculations about his keenness to be part of the auction pool, that would result in a big blow for the team as it would be hard to get a player of his stature back via auction.

He was initially grabbed by the Mumbai Indians for 10 Lakhs back in the 2015 Indian Premier League auctions. Ever since he has played several match-winning hands and has grown in stature as a cricketer. With an ability to clear the ropes with ease, he has turned out to be a hot prospect for Indian cricket.

Hardik has been in an amazing form this year and has proven himself in the international arena over and over. His presence in the Mumbai Indians line-up would be a great boost to the team in all three departments. His hard-hitting ability, handy medium pace, and terrific fielding make him an all-rounder par excellence and, if the opportunity to retain him presents itself, the Mumbai Indians should not pass it up.

4. Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga

Malinga is MI’s strike bowler in this format and is a leading bowler in the competition.

He was bought by MI in 2008 for 3,50,000 ($USD) from the IPL auction.

Sachin Tendulkar described Malinga as an important cog in the Mumbai Indians game plan.

He won the Purple Cap award (most wickets) in the fourth season of Indian Premier League with 28 scalps in 16 matches. Throughout the tournament, he led the Mumbai Indians attack from the front and was instrumental in many victories.

He created quite the buzz in his first IPL game for Mumbai Indians in 2009, taking 3 wickets for just 15 runs against Chennai Super Kings which helped the team to victory. He has been outstanding for us, having taken 143 IPL wickets, the most by any bowler in this competition.

Mumbai should use 1 RTM Card for him.

5. Lendl Simmons

Lendl Simmons

In April 2014 it was announced that Simmons had been signed by Indian Premier League side Mumbai Indians, replacing Jalaj Saxena. This had the aim of improving the team’s fortunes, after they had gone without a win in any of their 4 matches prior to his signing. On 22 May 2014, Simmons scored his maiden IPL century helping his team post a 7 wickets win over Kings XI Punjab.

Simmons was selected for Mumbai Indians for play 2014 IPL and 2015 IPL seasons. He opened the batting with Indian Parthiv Patel during the 2015 season due to injury of Aaron Finch, where they became the most dangerous opening pair of the IPL 8 with an average over 50. Simmons played a major role in the team guided to the IPL 8 win by Mumbai Indians. It was their second title in IPL.

He has been MI’s consistent and most destructive opener and MI should definitely look forward to retain him..