Hello again friends. This week , I'll be previewing the Mumbai Indians- the costliest team of the Indian Premier League. The team, as I'm sure we all know, is owned by the second richest man in India- Mr.Mukesh Ambani and his Reliance Industries Limited.
The team has had a decent run so far, but, I'm sure they'll agree with me if I state that they are yet to come out and deliver with full potential.The team is captained by our favorite Batting Maestro Sachin Tendulkar ( yes , I can hear you cheering ). In the auctions this year, they snapped up Kieron Pollard, the hottest buy of this season. They have also contracted quite a few players from the ICL.
Let us now have a look at the Indian players in this line up : -
Sachin Tendulkar ( Captain )
This team has the world's best batsman, a man with 91 International centuries under his belt. Two of India's frontline bowlers are with this team. Abishek Nayar, Rahane, Kulkarni and Dhawan are all exciting young prospects who have done exceedingly well in the domestic circuit. In short, it was a power-packed team with enough firepower.
Let us now move on to the foreign players : -
Not a single name in this 11 here is an unknown name. Every single player is a well accomplished International or Domestic player. it just goes on to show the class present in this lineup. But, sadly, the team's performance, barring 4 or 5 matches, has been bad. The Sachin-Sanath combo at the top can be really dangerous when in form, but, unluckily for the team ( and luckily for the opponents ) it hasn't happened so far.
Overall, expectations are really sky high on this team. we only have to wait and watch if the fans are given their due or if it is the same story all over again.