Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians
मुंबई इंडियन्स
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Coach: India Robin Singh
Captain: India Harbhajan singh
Colours: MI
Founded: 2008
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Owner: Reliance Industries Limited
Official website: Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians (Marathi: मुंबई इंडियन्स), is a franchise cricket team representing Mumbai in the Indian Premier League. The team is one of the eight founding members of the IPL in 2008. Mumbai Indians are currently led by Sachin Tendulkar, who is the Icon Player for the team and is coached by Robin Singh. They are one of the main teams in the city, together with clubs like the Mumbai cricket team and football club Mumbai FC. The team is owned by India's biggest conglomerate, Reliance Industries, through its 100% subsidiary IndiaWin Sports.Mumbai Indians is ranked no.2 in IPL with a brand value of $57.13 million in season four of IPL after Chennai Super Kings(who are the no.1 with brand value of $70 million).[1]



Reliance Industries Limited purchased the rights for the Mumbai franchise of Indian Premier league for a total of INR441 Cr ($ 112.9 m) during the auction on 24 January 2008. In what has been described by some as "the ultimate heights of laziness in name selection" and "like they chose the name by throwing darts on a wall" the franchise was eventually named the Mumbai Indians. While this is arguably a "tour de force" in ineptitude, the name does acknowledge that people from Mumbai are largely Indian, which in the club's defence, is somewhat true. The RIL bid made the Mumbai Indians the most expensive franchise in the 2007 IPL auction. However the 2011 auction saw the Sahara Pune Warriors bought by Subroto Roy taking that title. The Mumbai Indians' first team was unveiled on the 17th of April, 2008 in Mumbai.

2008 IPL season

The season got off to a bad start for the Indians, having lost their captain Sachin Tendulkar to a hamstring injury. With Harbhajan Singh taking over as captain, the team proceeded to lose their first 4 matches of the tournament. After Singh’s suspension for hitting Sreesanth, Shaun Pollock assumed the leadership duties until Tendulkar’s return on 14 May. His return wasn't a big boost as he kept struggling with the bat and was poor in the field. He found it difficult to maintain strike rates of above 100. I They were unable to take advantage of this opportunity as they lost 3 of their next 4 games. All these three games were lost in the last ball of the match.The match between MI and Kings XI Punjab played on 21 May was considered to be the best of the season with Yuvraj Singh diving full length to run out the MI batsman in the last delivery of the match.The Indians finished with a record of 7 wins and 7 losses. Sanath Jayasuriya played a vital role in securing two important wins for the team.

Mumbai Indians were the most watched team on television in the first edition of the IPL tournament, totaling to 239 million viewers.[2] After posting a revenue of INR69 crore and expenditure of INR85 crore, the first season left the owners with net loss of INR 16 crore and were expected to break even in the 2009 season.[3]

2010 IPL season

During the IPL's first auction for the year 2010, Mumbai Indians bought Westindian All rounder Kieron Pollard for $ 750,000, after a silent tie-breaker with Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Kolkata Knight Riders.The team had a strong start after defending a total of 212 against the Rajasthan Royals in their first match and went on to beat Delhi Daredevils defending another 218.The team was supported by match-winning knocks from Tiwary,Rayudu and Tendulkar.However the Mumbai Indians crumbled to the Royal Challengers Bangalore for their first loss in 3 games.In their next game, Mumbai Indians restricted the Kolkata Knight Riders to 155.The Mumbai Indians chased this total with ease, as Sachin Tendulkar scored a blazing knock of 71 from 48 balls. It also won in the same fashion against Chennai Super Kings by Sachin Tendulkar, again playing a match-winning knock of 72 from 52 balls.They continued their winning streak by winning against the previous year's champions, Deccan Chargers, due to an amazing knock of 49 from just 18 balls and a spell of 3-31, by Harbhajan Singh. They also beat Kings XI Punjab by 4 wickets, courtesy of Shikhar Dhawan, Saurabh Tiwary & Rajagopal Sathish. They also defeated the Deccan Chargers by 63 runs and won their 7th game out of the 9 games played . On 11/04/2010, Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals to become the first team in IPL 2010 to qualify for semi-finals. In their 12th game they defeated Delhi Daredevils and remained the table toppers with 18 points and a run rate of +1.12. In the 13th game Mumbai Indians Defeated Royal Challengers in their Home Ground in a match that was delayed due to a small intensity blast in the stadium premises. In the final league game Mumbai Indians rested their key players. Dwayne Bravo led the game in absence of Sachin Tendulkar and they lost the game to Kolkata Knight riders by nine wickets. With 20 points they were at the top of the points table and played their first IPL semi-final with Royal Challengers Bangalore. They crushed their opponents in the semi finals despite losing Sachin Tendulkar for a single digit score, which happened to be his first single digit score that year in all forms of the game. They lost their first IPL final to Chennai Super Kings. They also qualified for Champions League Twenty20 2010 along with Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Sachin Tendulkar amassed 618 runs with a strike rate of 132.61.[4] He won the orange cap for the tournament, which is awarded to the highest run scorer. He played an important role in bringing out young talent to the forefront in players like Saurabh Tiwary, Ambati Rayudu and Aditya Tare. Sachin Tendulkar also won the best batsman and the best captain awards in the IPL Awards 2010.[5]

2011 Season

Indian Premier League

IPL Season 2011 had given the privilege for all team to restructure their contracts with respect to their squad change after completing a three year phase. Mumbai Indians introduces Aiden Blizzard an Australian aggressive batsman and James Franklin an all rounder of New Zealand. The team lead by Sachin Tendulkar had a good start, by winning the first two matches against Delhi Daredeveils by 8 wickets and Royal Challengers Bangalore by 9 wickets.Sachin Tendulkar once again shown its impressive performance this IPL season scoring 513 runs from 10 matches played and Lasith Malinga of Mumbai Indians has been the best baller this season by taking 28 wickets from 15 matches played so far. Mumbai Indians has been the most balanced team of this IPL season winning 10 matches out of 15 played and has been at no.1 position in points tally for long. Introducing James Franklin an all rounder of New Zealand this season in the squad has given the edge for Mumbai Indians in beating Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets on 22 May with a vital contribution of 45 runs off 23 balls, helped Mumbai Indians qualify for quarter final at 3rd spot ahead of Kolkata Knight Riders .On 25 May in the eliminator round, Kolkata Knight Riders put a modest total of 147 in 20 overs and with the Sachin Tendulkar - Aiden Blizzard opening duo gave a blazing start to the Mumbai Indians innings, putting on 81 runs in 7.5 overs to set the platform and James Franklin unbeaten at 29 runs led Mumbai Indians for the victory against Kolkata Knight Riders by 4 wickets fixing the semi final spot against Royal Challenge Banglore.Its been second consecutive time Mumbai Indians has reached the semi finals. Mumbai Indians lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore by 43 runs in the playoffs for the final.[6] Chennai Super Kings eventually won the IPL season four by defeating RCB.

Champions League Twenty20

Mumbai Indians were the winners of the 2011 edition of the Champion League Twenty20 which was held in the Indian Sub-Continent this season. They defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final match held at Chennai by 31 runs. Harbhajan Singh was named the Man-of-the-Match and Lasith Malinga was awarded the Man-of-the-Series.They were led by Harbhajan Singh for the whole series due to absence Sachin Tendulkar [7]

IPL 2011 Group Fixtures

Each team in the IPL 2011 will play 14 games in total, which adds up to 70 group games for the entire league. The ten teams have been divided up into two groups of five teams each. Each team would thus be playing 1) home and away matches with the remaining four teams in its group, 2) a home and away match with one randomly chosen team from the other group and 3) one match each with the remaining four teams of the other group (two of these four matches at home and two away). However, this division into groups will not have any relationship to the points table, which would be compiled together for all ten teams, and from which the top four teams will qualify for the next round of matches.[8] The Mumbai Indians got off to a flying start by defeating Delhi Daredevils and restricting them to a meagre total of 95,courtesy of Malinga's 5 wicket haul. They then won their next game against Royal Challengers Bangalore with considerable ease. In their 3rd game they lost to the Kochi Tuskers Kerala despite scoring 185 odd runs. They got back to winning ways with wins over Pune Warriors India and the Chennai Super Kings, during which Harbhajan Singh took a 5 wicket haul and Rohit Sharma scoring a stunning 87 of 48 balls. Next they defeated Deccan chargers with a fantastic stand of 102 from Rohit Sharma and Andrew Symonds after going from 70-1 to 70-4.

Club Logo & Colours

The team logo has the Sudarshana Chakra with the team's name engraved in it.

The team colours was almost the same in 2008 and 2009, except for the colour shade and additional sponsors. In 2010 a new kit with golden stripes was unveiled.And in 2011 kit used in 2010 is being used with a change in the main sponsor name. The 2011 jersey also has three gold stripes going towards the back on the side of the jersey for the new players in the team.


During the player auction in 2008, the Mumbai Indians successfully bid for 7 players, including two members of the Indian Twenty-20 World cup winning side in Harbhajan Singh, Sanath Jayasuriya, Lasith Malinga, Luke Ronchi, Dilhara Fernando and Shaun Pollock were other cricketers who were successfully bid for by the franchise.[9]

Outside of the player auction, the franchise also signed up Ajinkya Rahane and Abhishek Nayar (from Mumbai), Yogesh Takawale (WK-Batsman from Maharashtra) and Pinal Shah (WK-Batsman from Baroda).[10] Saurabh Tiwary and Manish Pandey, the members of the U-19 world-cup winning team were the random picks drafted in during the BCCI held second auction. Dominic Thornely was also signed by the Mumbai Indians for a sum of $2905000. Andre Nel the South African fast bowler was signed on in the place of Dwayne Bravo who left the tournament early.[11]

In the 2009 player auction,the Mumbai Indians signed up South African player, JP Duminy for $950,000. He was the third most expensive pick after Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff (both signed up for $1.55m by Bangalore Royal Challengers and Chennai Super Kings respectively). In addition they also bought New Zealander, Kyle Mills.

In the IPL 2010 Mumbai Indians bought West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard for $750,000 as he impressed everyone with his performances at Big Bash and Champions League.


In the 2008-2009 transfer window, Mumbai Indians conducted two straight swap deals, with no money exchanged. Ashish Nehra was swapped with Shikhar Dhawan of Delhi Daredevils[12] and on the last day of the transfer window, Robin Uthappa was swapped with Zaheer Khan of Royal Challengers Bangalore,[13] who plays for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy. In a three-way trade, Jaydev Shah of the Rajasthan Royals - captain of the Saurashtra Ranji squad that made it to the semi-finals and son of former cricket board secretary Niranjan Shah - will move to the Mumbai Indians. Squad 1 aiden blizzard 2 davy jacobs [wk] 3 tirumalasetti suman 4 rohit sharma 5 kieron pollard 6 andrew symonds 7 james frankin 8 harbanjan singh [captain] 9 dilhara fernando 10 santosh yadav 11 lasith malinga squad of mumbai indians.

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The Mumbai Indians play their home games at the Wankhede Stadium.[14] Previously they had also played some home games at the DY Patil Stadium. For the IPL's 2009 season, the Mumbai Indians had agreed to use the Cricket Club of India's Brabourne Stadium while the Wankhede Stadium underwent renovation for hosting a few group stage as well as the Final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. Brabourne Stadium would have hosted 5 of the 7 home matches,[15] if not for the IPL being moved to South Africa.


Sponsors and Partners

American multinational corporation - Mastercard is the official founding sponsor of the Mumbai Indians,[16] while Adidas is their official apparel sponsor.[17] Associate sponsors and official partners include Bridgestone, Dheeraj and East Coast LLC, Kingfisher, Wrigley's Orbit, Wrigley's Boomer, Royal Stag, Air India, Msn and Red FM 93.5.[18]

Fixtures and results

Overall results in the IPL

Year Wins Losses No Result % Win Position
2008 7 7 0 50.00% 5
2009 5 8 1 35.71% 7
2010 11 5 0 68.57% 2
2011* 10 6 0 62.50% 3
Total 33 26 1 55.00%

2008 season

No. Date Opponent Venue Result
1 20 April Royal Challengers Bangalore Mumbai Lost by 5 wickets
2 23 April Chennai Super Kings Chennai Lost by 6 runs
3 25 April Kings XI Punjab Mohali Lost by 66 runs
4 27 April Deccan Chargers Navi Mumbai Lost by 10 wickets
5 29 April Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata Won by 7 wickets, MoM –- Sri Lanka Sanath Jayasuriya – 3/14 (4 overs) and 18 (10)
6 4 May Delhi Daredevils Navi Mumbai Won by 29 runs, MoM –- South Africa Shaun Pollock – 33 (15) and 2/16 (4 overs)
7 7 May Rajasthan Royals Navi Mumbai Won by 7 wickets, MoM –- India Ashish Nehra – 3/13 (3 Overs)
8 14 May Chennai Super Kings Mumbai Won by 9 wickets, MoM –- Sri Lanka Sanath Jayasuriya – 114* (48)
9 16 May Kolkata Knight Riders Mumbai Won by 8 wickets, MoM –- South Africa Shaun Pollock – 3/12 (4 overs)
10 18 May Deccan Chargers Hyderabad Won by 25 runs, MoM –- West Indies Cricket Board Dwayne Bravo – 30 (17) and 3/24 (4 overs)
11 21 May Kings XI Punjab Mumbai Lost by 1 run,
12 24 May Delhi Daredevils Delhi Lost by 5 wickets
13 26 May Rajasthan Royals Jaipur Lost by 5 wickets
14 28 May Royal Challengers Bangalore Bangalore Won by 9 wickets, MoM –- Sri Lanka Dilhara Fernando – 4/18 (4 overs)
Total Overall Record of 7-7, failed to make playoffs

2009 season

No. Date Opponent Venue Result
1 18 April Chennai Super Kings Cape Town Won by 19 runs, MoM –- India Sachin Tendulkar – 59* (49)
2 21 April Rajasthan Royals Durban Match did not start after intermittent rain
3 25 April Deccan Chargers Durban Lost by 19 runs
4 27 April Kolkata Knight Riders Port Elizabeth Won by 92 runs; MoM –- India Sachin Tendulkar – 68 (45)
5 29 April Kings XI Punjab Durban Lost by 3 runs
6 1 May Kolkata Knight Riders East London Won by 9 runs; MoM –- South Africa JP Duminy – 52 (37)
7 3 May Royal Challengers Bangalore Johannesburg Lost by 9 wickets
8 6 May Deccan Chargers Pretoria Lost by 19 Runs
9 8 May Delhi Daredevils East London Lost by 7 wickets
10 10 May Royal Challengers Bangalore Port Elizabeth Won by 16 Runs; MoM –- South Africa JP Duminy – 59* (41)
11 12 May Kings XI Punjab Pretoria Won by 8 wickets; MoM –- India Harbhajan Singh – 1/9 (4 overs)
12 14 May Rajasthan Royals Durban Lost by 2 Runs
13 16 May Chennai Super Kings Port Elizabeth Lost by 7 Wickets
14 21 May Delhi Daredevils Pretoria Lost by 4 Wickets
Total Overall Record of 5-8-1, failed to make playoffs

2010 season

No. Date Opponent Venue Result
1 13 March Rajasthan Royals Mumbai Won by 4 runs
2 17 March Delhi Daredevils Delhi Won by 98 runs, MoM - India Sachin Tendulkar - 63(32)
3 20 March Royal Challengers Bangalore Mumbai Lost by 4 wickets
4 22 March Kolkata Knight Riders Mumbai Won by 7 wickets - MoM - India Sachin Tendulkar - 71*(48)
5 25 March Chennai Super Kings Mumbai Won by 5 wickets - MoM - India Sachin Tendulkar - 72(52)
6 28 March Deccan Chargers Navi Mumbai Won by 41 Runs -MoM - India Harbhajan Singh - 49*(18)and 3/31
7 30 March Kings XI Punjab Mumbai Won by 4 wickets - MoM - Sri Lanka Lasith Malinga - 4/22
8 3 April Deccan Chargers Mumbai Won by 63 runs- MoM - India AT Rayadu 55(29)
9 6 April Chennai Super Kings Chennai Lost by 24 runs
10 9 April Kings XI Punjab Mohali Lost by 6 wickets
11 11 April Rajasthan Royals Jaipur Won by 37 runs - MoM - India Sachin Tendulkar - 89*(59)
12 13 April Delhi Daredevils Mumbai Won by 39 runs - MoM -Trinidad and Tobago Kieron Pollard -45*(13) and 2 runouts
13 17 April Royal Challengers Bangalore Bengaluru Won by 57 runs - MoM -South Africa Ryan McLaren - 40(42) and 1/21
14 19 April Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata Lost by 9 Wickets
15 21 April- Semi Final Royal Challengers Bangalore Navi Mumbai Won by 35 runs - MoM -Trinidad and Tobago Kieron Pollard -33*(13) and 3/17
16 25 April- Final Chennai Super Kings Navi Mumbai Lost by 22 runs
Total Overall Record of 11-5, they were the Runners-up of IPL 2010

2011 Season

No. Date Opponent Venue Result
1 10 April Delhi Daredevils Delhi Won by 8 wickets, MoM - Sri Lanka Lasith Malinga 5/13 (3.4 overs)
2 12 April Royal Challengers Bangalore Bangalore Won by 9 wickets, MoM - India Sachin Tendulkar 55*(46)
3 15 April Kochi Tuskers Kerala Mumbai Lost by 8 wickets
4 20 April Pune Warriors India Mumbai Won by 7 wickets, MoM - India Munaf Patel 3/8 (2.2 overs)
5 22 April Chennai Super Kings Mumbai Won by 8 runs, MoM - India Harbhajan Singh 5/18 (4 overs)
6 24 April Deccan Chargers Hyderabad Won by 37 runs, MoM - Sri Lanka Lasith Malinga 3/9 (4 overs)
7 29 April Rajasthan Royals Jaipur Lost by 7 wickets
8 2 May Kings XI Punjab Mumbai Won by 23 runs, MoM - West Indies Cricket Board Kieron Pollard 20(11), 1/18 (3 overs)& 2 catches
9 4 May Pune Warriors India Navi Mumbai Won by 21 runs
10 7 May Delhi Daredevils Mumbai Won by 32 runs, MoM - India Ambati Rayudu 59(39), 1 catch & 1 runout
11 10 May Kings XI Punjab Mohali Lost by 76 runs
12 14 May Deccan Chargers Mumbai Lost by 10 runs
13 20 May Rajasthan Royals Mumbai Lost by 10 wickets
14 22 May Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata Won by 7 wickets, MoM - New ZealandJames Franklin 45(23), 2/35 (4 overs)
15 25 May- Eliminator Kolkata Knight Riders Mumbai Won by 4 wickets, MoM - IndiaMunaf Musa Patel 3/27(4 overs)
16 27 May- Qualifier 2 Royal Challengers Bangalore Mumbai Lost by 43 runs
Total Overall Record of 10-6, Mumbai Indians finished in third place.


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  4. ^ Cricket Records | Indian Premier League, 2009/10 | Records | Most runs | ESPN Cricinfo
  5. ^ Indian Premier League | IPL Awards
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  8. ^ Cricinfo - Next three IPL seasons to comprise 74 matches each
  9. ^ Sp choudary, Symonds fetch highest prices in the lucrative new Indian Premier League bidding - International Herald Tribune
  10. ^ "IPL: Rahane joins Mumbai". 2008-02-26. 
  11. ^ Cricinfo - Nel leaves Essex early for IPL
  12. ^ Daredevils swap Shikhar Dhawan for Nehra - News - Cricket Next
  13. ^ The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Sports | Zaheer swapped for Uthappa
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  15. ^ "Brabourne prepares for MI frenzy". 10.03.2010. Retrieved 18.04.11. 
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  17. ^ Indiatimes - The Economic Times, March 2nd 2011
  18. ^ Mumbai Indians website - Sponsors

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