MI All-Time XI—we are finally to the end of the road.
They have won 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019 so definitely odd champions so far. Post 2010, Mumbai Indians have put faith in their stars like Pollard and Malinga while giving space for youngsters like Bumrah, Pandyas, and Ishan Kishan/Suryakumar Yadav.
This balance has reaped them rewards. Their consistency will probably make this All-Time XI a little predictable, but let us wait and watch.
ALSO VOTE BELOW WITH YOUR MI ALL-TIME XI!
- One of the biggest headaches for MI has been Rohit Sharma’s position. Opener or #4?
- Both Rohit and Sachin saw several opening partners from Jayasuriya to Lendl Simmons even to Ricky Ponting briefly and now, Quinton De Kock. Do any of these make your list?
- How low do you bat Pollard? Remind you of 2010?
- The battle of the Mitches – Mitchell Johnson vs Mitch McClenaghan.
- 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 (Champions), 2011 (3rd), 2012, 2014 (4th)
MY MI All-Time XI
- Rohit Sharma (2011-2019) – Captain
- Sachin Tendulkar (2008-2013)
- Dinesh Karthik (2012-2013) – WK
- Ambati Rayudu (2010-2017)
- Kieron Pollard (2010-2019)
- Hardik Pandya (2015-2019)
- Krunal Pandya (2015-2019)
- Harbhajan Singh (2008-2017)
- Lasith Malinga (2009-2019)
- Jasprit Bumrah (2013-2019)
- Mitch McClenaghan (2015-2019)
Honorable Mentions: Lendl Simmons (2014-2017), Dwayne Smith (2008-2013), Quinton de Kock (2019), Suryakumar Yadav (2012-2019)
SURPRISE! Only 3 foreign players in my 11. Now your turn.
Audience Poll – MI All-Time XI
- Pick 11 players from the list – with 4 foreign players maximum.
- You need to have a wicketkeeper and at least 5 bowling options.
Sources: Cricinfo Stats, Cricinfo IPL All-Time XI
Image Courtesy: Lasith Malinga – Gershon Jonish / CC BY-SA 4.0; Dee03 / CC BY-SA 3.0; Harrias / CC BY-SA 3.0; Sachin Tendulkar (cropped) – XFLRG6174 / CC BY-SA 4.0; Quinton de Kock – NAPARAZZI / CC BY-SA 2.0