This year in Indian Premier League 2016, Mumbai Indians are well determined to win the title once again for the third time. After an effortless win against Rising Pune Supergaints, at Wankhede Stadium, the players are quite enthusiast about keeping the title to themselves. The opening match of IPL 2016, T20 tournament was no doubt was an interesting one for the supporters of both the team
Not only the Mumbai Indians players but the coaches also hope for winning the title this year. As since the squad has come up with much stronger player like Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah after the auction which was held this year, it is quite possible they they might able to defend the title. Mumbai Indians were able to grab the title in 2013 for the first time and soon after a gap of one year they again won the title in 2015. So this year not only the team is playing to win for second time in a row but they also are defending their winning title.
Ricky Ponting who played for Mumbai Indians for almost two years is the new coach of the team since 2015. Thus as an all-rounder, Ponting sure will be able to take the team to the winning route this year. In a recent press conference, he stated that his team is going through a tough training session so as to keep them ready to
face any challenge. Well it can be seen that the new coach is quite excited about his team and hopes to win the title this year.
The team definitely has a chance to take over the title again keeping in mind the total line up of the team. Apart from Lasith Malinga who is off the team due his injury will not play for the team in next few matches. Obviously, it would have an effect on bowling line up of the team but the coach Ricky Ponting believes that they already have a enough firepower to back up Malinga’s absence.
Taking about the batting line up, the team has Rohit Sharma who is considered as one of the best openers. As we a can see that the skipper is in good shape and has also performed well in the World Cup series. Again players like Lendl Simmons, Corey Anderson, Jos Buttler and all rounder Kieron Pollard are there to provide a strong batting line up for the team.
Overall, both the batsman and bowlers along with the all rounders in Mumbai Indians team are said to be in good shape. With such quality players in the team, they all are set up to face any opponent to win the IPL 2016 title.