MI All-Time XI – An Odd Champion…

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Quinton de Kock

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.


The Catch

  • 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.

The Highlights

  • 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 (Champions), 2011 (3rd), 2012, 2014 (4th)

MY MI All-Time XI

  1. Rohit Sharma (2011-2019) – Captain
  2. Sachin Tendulkar (2008-2013)
  3. Dinesh Karthik (2012-2013) – WK
  4. Ambati Rayudu (2010-2017)
  5. Kieron Pollard (2010-2019)
  6. Hardik Pandya (2015-2019)
  7. Krunal Pandya (2015-2019)
  8. Harbhajan Singh (2008-2017)
  9. Lasith Malinga (2009-2019)
  10. Jasprit Bumrah (2013-2019)
  11. 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.
[yop_poll id=”5″]

For more such articles, view the other All-Time XIs: CSK, RCB, SRH, KXIP/DC, RR/KKR.

Sources: Cricinfo StatsCricinfo 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 KockNAPARAZZI / CC BY-SA 2.0

About Nitesh Mathur 238 Articles
I dreamt of being a No. 3 batsman saving test matches and hitting winning runs. Well, that did not exactly go to plan, but I have since become an avid follower of the game. As long as there is a live cricket, you can guarantee that I will be checking the scorecards, watching the game live on TV, and certainly, discussing the game and statistics with family and friends.

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