IPL 2023 MI Playing XI – Strongest Mumbai Indians Playing 11

Updated on: Nov 17, 2022 1:27 pm IST

  • Strongest MI Playing XI

    IPL 2023 MI Playing XI: Mumbai Indians had a disappointing season last year. The mega auction did not go their way, as they looked lost and missed out on some good players. Hence, the team was unbalanced, and till the last game, they couldn’t figure out their best playing XI. They would hope for a better outing in IPL 2023.

    The 5 times champions will search for redemption this season. However, they let go of their veteran all-rounder, Kieron Pollard. Pollard announced his retirement from the IPL saying he did not want to play for any other franchise other than the Mumbai Indians. Moreover, they have retained a good set of players and look like a good squad.

    MI 2023 Playing XI

    1. Rohit Sharma (captain)

    2. Ishan Kishan

    3. Suryakumar Yadav

    4. Dewald Brevis

    5. Tilak Verma

    6. Tim David

    7. Daniel Sams

    8. Jofra Archer

    9. Kumar Kartikeya

    10. Jasprit Bumrah

    11. Hrithik Shokeen

    Opening

    There is no brainer regarding the opening slot. The skipper, Rohit Sharma, along with the pocket dynamite, Ishan Kishan, will maintain the opening pair.

    Middle Order

    Suryakumar Yadav is an ideal No. 3 batter to help stabilize the inning in the event of an early setback. Surya’s rise in T20 cricket this year has made him the best T20 player in the world. Baby AB, Brevis, can come in at No. 4. His power-hitting abilities are second to none, and he can be a great asset for the team.

    Another young lad, Tilak Verma, was the find of the tournament last season. He has the potential to be a sensible batter who can adjust according to the conditions. Tim David could come in at No.5.

    All-rounders

    Mumbai Indians do not have any reliable all-rounders since they let go of the Pandya brothers. Daniel Sams is their only option this season.

    Spinner

    The team has young spinners in the form of Shokeen and Kartikeya. They performed brilliantly last season and will find a place in the XI.

    Pacers

    Mumbai Indians have the most dangerous deadly duo of Bumrah and Archer in their squad. There is still a question mark over Archer’s availability this season.

    Overall, the existing retained team looks good. However, they still require a few players for the lower order. With a low purse amount, Mumbai needs to have a strategy at the auction table to get good players for a low price.

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