Mumbai Indians players are giving final touches to their preparations ahead of the IPL 2020 opener against Chennai Super Kings.
Mumbai Indians players are gearing up for Indian Premier League 2020
Trent Boult is putting in extra efforts during side’s training sessions
Boult will be sharing the fast bowling duties with Jasprit Bumrah
The Clean Boult
Mumbai Indians’ new recruit Trent Boult is all charged up for this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) and is putting in extra efforts during their training sessions. In a video shared by Mumbai Indians on their official Twitter handle, Boult can be seen running in at full steam to bowl a delivery with head coach Mahela Jayawardene supervising the whole session. Boult put in some extra effort and bowled a delivery that hit the middle stump and broke it into two pieces. “Clean Boult! Trent has arrived,” Mumbai Indians captioned the video.
Trent Boult arrived at Mumbai Indians after a successful trade off with Delhi Capitals ahead of the annual IPL auction in December last year.
Over the years, the Mumbai Indians bowling attack has boasted of several world class fast bowlers with the most notable name being Lasith Malinga – the most successful bowler in IPL history. However, the defending champions will be without the services of Malinga this season as he pulled out of IPL 2020 due to personal reasons.
Despite losing Malinga, Mumbai Indians’ bowling attack is well-equipped with the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Mitchell McClenaghan who have performed consistently for the side. Mumbai Indians will kick-start their title defence against MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on September 19 in Abu Dhabi. Mumbai Indians are the most successful franchise in league’s history with four IPL titles, and they will be hoping to add yet another silverware to their trophy cabinet.
Mumbai Indians In IPL So Far
The Mumbai Indians are a franchise cricket team based in the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra, that play in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Founded in 2008, the team is owned by India’s biggest conglomerate, Reliance Industries, through its 100% subsidiary IndiaWin Sports. Since its establishment, the team has played its home matches in the 33,108-capacity Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
In 2017, the Mumbai Indians became the first franchise to cross the $100 million mark in brand value among the IPL franchises. The brand value of Mumbai Indians, in 2019, is estimated to be around ₹809 crore (roughly $115 million), the highest among all the IPL franchises for the fourth consecutive year.
Mumbai Indians is the most successful team in the IPL. They won the 2011 Champions League Twenty20 after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 31 runs in the final. The team won the double by winning its first IPL title, in 2013, by defeating Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs in the final, and then defeated the Rajasthan Royals by 33 runs to win its second Champions League Twenty20 title later that year.
They won their second IPL title on 24 May 2015 by defeating the Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs in the final and became the third team to win more than one IPL title. On 21 May 2017, they won their third IPL title by defeating the Rising Pune Supergiant by 1 run in a thrilling final, thus becoming the first team to win three IPL titles. While playing the tournament, they won their 100th T20, becoming the first team to do so. In 2019, they repeated the same feat as they won a record breaking fourth IPL title, by beating CSK by just 1 run on 12 May 2019 in IPL Final.
Mumbai Indians are currently captained by Rohit Sharma. Mahela Jayawardene was appointed as head coach of Mumbai Indians before the 2017 season. Sharma is the leading run scorer of the team while Lasith Malinga is the leading wicket taker of the team and the IPL as well.