Cricket has taken on new meaning and popularity with the rise of the Indian Premier League. It’s no secret that the IPL is one of the most popular sporting competitions in today’s world. The yearly event draws fans from all over the globe to watch some of the best cricketing talent on display.
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IPL attracts some of the world’s top talents. The standard of IPL matches compares well with any other international played. The auction for IPL 2021 was held on 18 February 2021, and there were plenty of exciting players up for grabs. 22 players from eight different nations were bought. Total money spent at the auctions was a whopping INR 145.3 crores. The most expensive player during the auction was Chris Morris (INR16.25 crores) bought by Rajasthan Royals.
|C Hari Nishaanth||Batsman||₹20,00,000|
|M. Harisankar Reddy||Bowler||₹20,00,000|
|Sam Billings||Wicket Keeper||₹2,00,00,000|
|Ishnu Vinod||Wicket Keeper||₹20,00,000|
|Lukman Hussain Meriwala||Bowler||₹20,00,000|
|Shakib Al Hasan||All-Rounder||₹3,20,00,000|
|Sheldon Jackson||Wicket Keeper||₹20,00,000|
|Mohammed Azharudeen||Wicket Keeper||₹20,00,000|
|Kona Srikar Bharat||Wicket Keeper||₹20,00,000|
|Rajasthan Royals||Christopher Morris||All-Rounder||₹16,25,00,000|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Kyle Jamieson||All-Rounder||₹15,00,00,000|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Glenn Maxwell||All-Rounder||₹14,25,00,000|
|Punjab Kings||Jhye Richardson||Bowler||₹14,00,00,000|
|Chennai Super Kings||Krishnappa Gowtham||All-Rounder||₹9,25,00,000|
|Punjab Kings||Riley Meredith||Bowler||₹8,00,00,000|
|Chennai Super Kings||Moeen Ali||All-Rounder||₹7,00,00,000|
|Punjab Kings||Shahrukh Khan||All-Rounder||₹₹5,25,00,000|
India is one of the most passionate cricketing nations in the world. The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been an integral part of our lives for over a decade now. We've seen many new stars emerge from this league, and we're sure to see some more superstars soon enough! With all the drama and excitement that comes with each new tournament, this year is no different. There are eight teams for this year’s tournament:
|IPL TEAM LIST|
|2||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|3||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|5||Chennai Super Kings|
Mumbai Indians, under the leadership of the hitman Rohit Sharma, is one of the teams that has an enviable record in the IPL. To fire their opening salvo with the bat in IPL 2021, they have Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock and Chris Lynn. On their day, Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishant Kishan, and Saurabh Tiwari can thrash the bowling and be match winners on their own. Pandya brothers provide reliable all-round options to the team. Keiron Pollard can turn the looming defeat into a win in a few overs. In the bowling department, they have indomitable Jasprit Bumrah and incisive Trent Boult to lead the pack of bowlers.
Mumbai Indians has so far won five titles since the beginning of IPL in 2008 and arguably been the most successful side as of date. Despite their firepower in all departments, their performance in IPL 2021 has been below par, and they have won only 4 out of 10 games played so far. With CSK and Delhi Capitals teams already sitting pretty on top positions, MI have a tough task ahead of them in IPL 2021 to qualify for semis.
In a squad of 26 players, Mumbai Indians has seven overseas players. The detailed list of players, along with their specialist status is given below:
|SL No.||Player Name||Role|
|1||Rohit Sharma||Captain, Batter|
|3||Ishant Kishan||Wicket Keeper, Batter|
|6||Quinton de Kock*||Batter|
|8||Surya Kumar Yadav||Batter|
The Mumbai Indians are one of the most popular cricket teams in India. They play their home games at the Wankhede Stadium, which is located in South Bombay. The team has won five Indian Premier League titles and have come runner-up once.Let us look at some of their popular matches:
1. Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings, 2020: This match will be remembered for the first time in the IPL's history when a double super over was used. Mumbai Indians batted first and reached 176 for the cost of six wickets. Punjab Kings tied the score at the conclusion of 20 overs. Bumrah bowled the first super over, allowing only five runs to be scored. Mumbai were limited to five runs in reply, and the match was sent to the second super over. This time, Mumbai batted first and could score 11 runs. In response, Agarwal and Gayle completed the chase in one of the greatest IPL matches ever.
2. Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, 2014: Rajasthan batted first and put up a total of 189, which Mumbai had to chase down in 14.3 overs in order to beat Rajasthan and qualify for the playoffs.Mumbai got off to a fast start, but Rajasthan responded attempting to claw their way back into the game. Corey Anderson and Ambati Rayudu formed a fantastic combination, scoring 189 runs at the 14.3 over-mark. Rajasthan believed they had qualified, but Mumbai needed a six off the next delivery, and Aditya Tare sent one out of the park to finish in style.
Chennai Super Kings have been super in their performance since the IPL started. On seven occasions, they reached the IPL final and lifted the trophy three times out of that.
Putting their poor show in IPL 2020 behind them, Chennai Super Kings have given a stellar performance of their skills and temperament in IPL 2021. In 10 matches played, they have won eight times and are sure to qualify for the semifinals. Ravindra Jadeja has been in red hot form during IPL 2021 and has been instrumental in pulling victory out of defeat in some of the matches that the team won.
Three-time champions and five-time runner-up Chennai Super Kings have been the most consistent team in IPL. They have the highest win percentage of all teams. CSK have been involved in several high-octane clashes over the years. Let us take a look at few of their great games.
1. Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, 2019 Final: The two rivals were in the summit clash once again.Both clubs had won three titles apiece up until that point. Mumbai Indians batted first and scored 149/8 in 20 overs. In reply, Chennai Super Kings kept losing wickets at one end while Shane Watson held the other end with a brilliant innings of 80 off only 52 deliveries. CSK needed two runs off the last ball with Shardul Thakur on strike. Lasith Malinga delivered a slower yorker to dismiss Thakur LBW and the Mumbai Indians fans went into delirium as they won the fourth IPL title.
2. Kings XI Punjab Vs Chennai Super Kings, 2010: CSK needed a victory to go to the IPL 2010 Semi-Finals. KXIP posted 192-3 after 20 overs. Not only did CSK win the game, but that it is alsoremembered as one of the finest IPL matchups ever.CSK needed 16 runs in the last over to win, and the bowler was the in-form Irfan Pathan. Nobody expected MS Dhoni to only need four deliveries. He scored 56 runs off 29 balls, ensuring CSK's participation in the knockout stage. Mahi thus once again proving why he is one of the greatest finishers of all time.
For IPL 2021, Chennai Super Kings continue with the stalwarts like MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwyne Bravo among many others who have served them well since the IPL started. CSK have shown faith in experienced campaigners rather than youth.The average age of the team at 30.08 years is the highest among all the teams in IPL 2021. Detailed list of players who represent CSK in 2021 is given below:
|SL No.||Player Name||Role|
|1||MS Dhoni||Captain, Wicket Keeper|
|5||Faf du Plessis||Batter|
|15||Narayan Jagdeesan||Wicket Keeper|
|18||Robin Uthappa||Wicket Keeper|
|22||C Hari Nishanth||Batter|
|24||Ravisrinivas Sai Kishor||Bowler|
Chennai Super Kings Squad, Retentions, New Recruits
Retained : MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Sam Curran, N Jagadeeshan, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood, R Sai Kishore.
Releases: Piyush Chawla, Kedar Jadhav, M Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Monu Kumar Singh, Shane Watson (retired)
Players Recruited : Krishnappa Gowtham, Moeen Ali, Cheteshwar Pujara, K Bhagath Sharma, C Hari Nishaanth, M Harisankar Reddy
Mumbai Indians Squad, Retentions, New Recruits
Retained : Rohit Sharma, Surya Kumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Sourabh Tiwary, Chris Lynn, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Sherfane Rutherford, P Balwant Rai, Ishan Kishan, Aditya Tare, Quinton de Kock, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Digvijay Deshmukh, Mohsin Khan, Dhawal Kulkarni, Trent Boult, Jayant Yadav
Releases: James Pattinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Mcclenaghan and Lasith Malinga.
Players Recruited : Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Milne, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad, Retentions, New Recruits
Retained : Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (c), Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Tom Banton, Varun Chakravarthy
Releases: M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Chris Green, Harry Gurney and Tom Banton.
Players Recruited : Shakib Al Hasan, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Venkatesh Iyer, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad, Retentions, New Recruits
Retained : V Kohli, AB de Villiers, D Padikkal, Y Chahal, M Siraj, K Richardson, W Sundar, P Deshpande, J Philippe, S Ahmad, N Saini, A Zampa
Traded in: Harshal Patel, Daniel Sams Releases: Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi.
Players Recruited : Kyle Jamieson, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharudeen, Suyash Prabhudesai, Kona Srikar Bharat
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad, Retentions, New Recruits
Retained : David Warner (c), Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Mitchell Marsh, Priyam Garg, Virat Singh
Releases: Fabian Allen, Billy Stanlake, Sanjay Yadav, B Sandeep, Prithvi Raj
Players Recruited :Mujeeb Zadran, Kedar Jadhav, Jagadeesha Suchith
Delhi Capitals Squad, Retentions, New Recruits
Retained : Shreyas Iyer (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, R Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Anrich Nortje
Releases: Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamichhane, Alex Carey and Jason Roy. Daniel Sams and Harshal Patel (Traded to RCB in an all-cash deal
Players Recruited :Tom Curran, Steven Smith, Sam Billings, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Hussain Meriwala, M Siddharth
Rajasthan Royals Squad, Retentions, New Recruits
Retained : Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Robin Uthappa
Releases: Steve Smith, Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas, Akash Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Anirudha Joshi and Shashank Singh.
Players Recruited :Christopher Morris, Shivam Dube, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rehman, Liam Livingstone, K.C Cariappa, Akash Singh, Kuldip Yadav
Kings XI Punjab Squad, Retentions, New Recruits
Retained : Rahul, Gayle, Pooran, Shami, Jordan, Mandy, Mayank, Bishnoi, Prabhsimran, Hooda, Sarfaraz, Arshdeep, M Ashwin, Nalkande, Porel & Harpreet
Releases: Sheldon Cottrell, Jimmy Neesham, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karun Nair and Hardus Viljoen.
Players Recruited :Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Dawid Malan, Fabian Allen, Jalaj Saxena, Saurabh Kumar, Utkarsh Singh
|43||29-SEP-2021||RR vs RCB||Dubai||19:30|
|44||30-SEP-2021||SRH vs CSK||Sharjah||19:30|
|45||01-OCT-2021||KKR vs PBKS||Dubai||19:30|
|46||02-OCT-2021||MI vs DC||Sharjah||15:30|
|47||02-OCT-2021||RR vs CSK||Abu Dhabi||19:30|
|48||03-OCT-2021||RCB vs PBKS||Sharjah||15:30|
|49||03-OCT-2021||KKR vs SRH||Dubai||19:30|
|50||04-OCT-2021||DC vs CSK||Dubai||15:30|
|51||04-OCT-2021||RR vs MI||Sharjah||19:30|
|52||06-OCT-2021||RCB vs SRH||Abu Dhabi||19:30|
|53||07-OCT-2021||CSK vs PBKS||Dubai||15:30|
|54||07-OCT-2021||KKR vs RR||Sharjah||17:30|
|55||08-OCT-2021||SRH vs MI||Abu Dhabi||19:30|
|56||08-OCT-2021||RCB vs DC||Dubai||19:30|
Chennai Super Kings, already on top of the league, have an easy passage as they face off against Punjab Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Rajasthan Royals. Going by their performance so far, they are likely to top the table. Royals, Knight Riders, and Mumbai Indians have their task cut out as they vie for the 4th playoff spot. The final group game will be played between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The playoffs will begin on 10October with the final to be played in Dubai on 15 October 2021.
|1||9-Apr-2021||MI (159/9) vs RCB(160-8)||RCB won by 2 wickets||Chennai|
|2||10-Apr-2021||CSK (188/7) vs DC (190-3)||DC won by 7 wickets||Mumbai|
|3||11-Apr-2021||SRH (177/5) vs KKR (187-6)||KKR won by 10 runs||Chennai|
|4||12-Apr-2021||RR (217/7) vs PBKS (221-6)||PBKS won by 4 runs||Mumbai|
|5||13-Apr-2021||KKR (142/7) vs MI (152)||MI won by 10 runs||Chennai|
|6||14-Apr-2021||SRH (143/9) vs RCB (149/8)||RCB won by 6 runs||Chennai|
|7||15-Apr-2021||RR (150/7) vs DC (147/8)||RRR won by 3 wickets||Mumbai|
|8||16-Apr-2021||PBKS (106/8) vs CSK (107/4)||CSK won by 6 wickets||Mumbai|
|9||17-Apr-2021||MI (150/5) vs SRH (130/7)||MI won by 13 runs||Chennai|
|10||18-Apr-2021||DC (198/4) vs PBKS (195/4)||DC won by 6 wickets||Mumbai|
|11||18-Apr-2021||RCB (204/4) vs KKR (166/8)||RCB won by 38 runs||Chennai|
|12||19-Apr-2021||CSK (188/9) vs RR (143/9)||CSK won by 45 runs||Mumbai|
|13||20-Apr-2021||DC (138/4) vs MI (137/9)||DC won by 6 wickets||Chennai|
|14||21-Apr-2021||KKR (202) vs CSK (220/3)||CSK won by 18 runs||Mumbai|
|15||21-Apr-2021||PBKS (120) vs SRH (121/1)||SRH won by 9 wickets||Chennai|
|16||22-Apr-2021||RCB (181/0) vs RR (177/9)||RCB won by 10 wickets||Mumbai|
|17||23-Apr-2021||PBKS (132/1) vs MI (131/6)||PBKS won by 9 wickets||Chennai|
|18||24-Apr-2021||RR (134/4) vs KKR (133/9)||RR won by 6 wickets||Mumbai|
|19||25-Apr-2021||SRH (159/7) vs DC (159/4)||DC won the Super Over||Chennai|
|20||25-Apr-2021||CSK (191/4) vs RCB (122/9)||CSK won by 69 runs||Mumbai|
|21||26-Apr-2021||PBKS (123/9) vs KKR (126/5)||KKR won by 5 wickets||Ahmedabad|
|22||27-Apr-2021||DC (170/4) vs RCB (171/5)||RCB won by 1 run||Ahmedabad|
|23||28-Apr-2021||CSK (173/3) vs SRH (171/3)||CSK won by 7 wickets||Delhi|
|24||29-Apr-2021||DC (156/3) vs KKR (154/6)||DC won by 7 wickets||Ahmedabad|
|25||29-Apr-2021||MI (172/3) vs RR (171/4)||MI won by 7 wickets||Delhi|
|26||30-Apr-2021||PBKS (179/5) vs RCB (145/8)||PBKS won by 34 runs||Ahmedabad|
|27||1-Mar-2021||MI (219/6) vs CSK (218/4)||MI won by 4 wickets||Delhi|
|28||2-Mar-2021||RR (220/3) vs SRH (165/8)||RR won by 55 runs||Delhi|
|29||2-Mar-2021||PBKS (166/6) vs DC (167/3)||RR won by 55 runs||Delhi|
|30||19-SEP-2021||CSK (156/6) vs MI (136/8)||CSK won by 20 runs||Dubai|
|31||20-SEP-2021||KKR (94/1) vs RCB (92)||KKR won by 9 wickets||Abu Dhabi|
|32||21-SEP-2021||PBKS (183/4) vs RR (185)||RR won by 2 runs||Dubai|
|33||22-SEP-2021||DC (139/2) vs SRH (134/9)||DC won by 8 wickets||Dubai|
|34||23-SEP-2021||MI (155/6) vs KKR (159/3)||KKR won by 7 wickets||Abu Dhabi|
|35||24-SEP-2021||RCB (156/6) vs CSK (157/4)||CSK won by 6 wickets||Sharjah|
|36||25-SEP-2021||DC (154/6) vs RR (121/6)||DC won by 33 runs||Abu Dhabi|
|37||25-SEP-2021||SRH (120/7) vs PBKS (125/7)||PBKS won by 5 runs||Sharjah|
|38||26-SEP-2021||CSK (172/8) vs KKR (171/6)||CSK won by 2 wickets||Abu Dhabi|
|39||26-SEP-2021||RCB (156/6) vs MI (111)||RCB won by 54 runs||Dubai|
|40||27-SEP-2021||SRH (167/3) vs RR (164/5)||SRH won by 7 wickets||Dubai|
|41||28-SEP-2021||KKR (130/7) vs DC (127/9)||KKR won by 3 wickets||Sharjah|
Three-time champions Chennai Super Kings lead the table in IPL 2021. Delhi Capitals, who played creditably last year but are yet to win the IPL trophy are also sitting pretty on top. Sunrisers Hyderabad are the bottom dwellers this season with just two wins to their name. Royal Challengers Bangalore are one step away from reaching the top four. The rest of the pack will have to fight in the remaining matches to reach the playoffs.
|1||Delhi Capitals (DC)||13||10||3||0||0||+0.526||20|
|2||Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||14||9||5||0||0||+0.455||18|
|3||Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||13||8||5||0||0||-0.159||16|
|4||Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)||14||7||7||0||0||+0.587||14|
|5||Punjab Kings (PBKS)||14||6||8||0||0||-0.001||12|
|6||Mumbai Indians (MI)||13||6||7||0||0||-0.48||12|
|7||Rajasthan Royals (RR)||14||5||9||0||0||-0.993||10|
|8||Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)||13||3||10||0||0||-0.422||6|
Last Updated : October 8, 2021
The Indian Premier League is the most popular cricket league in the world. The IPL has been around for 13 years, and it's time to take a look at previous champions. Below is the complete list of winners so far:
|2010||Chennai Super Kings|
|2011||Chennai Super Kings|
|2012||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|2014||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|2018||Chennai Super Kings|
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The Mumbai Indians (MI) are, without a doubt, the finest team in the Indian Premier League. They have five IPL titles under their belt, all of which came in the previous eight seasons. Since the start of the 2010 season, they have been very consistent. Rohit Sharma taking over as captain in 2013 was a game-changer for them. With them, he has five championships: 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. MI's overall victory percentage is 59.04 percent, which is the second-best in IPL history. People might argue Chennai Super Kings is the better side, but MI have a superior head-to-head record against them. They have also beaten CSK three times in the final.
For IPL 2022, there will be a mega auction in which clubs will keep three players and utilise the RTM Card for two more. If Dhoni decides to play next season, the franchisee will almost probably keep him.CSK hierarchy officials have stated that they anticipate Dhoni to return in 2022 and that they would retain his services in the big auction. No cricket fan wants Mahi to hang up his boots, so let's hope he stays in the yellow jersey for another year.
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) released the entire schedule for the second phase of the India Premier League (IPL) 2021 on Sunday (25th July). The first half of the IPL was held in India. Due to a Covid outbreak, IPL was temporarily suspended on 3 May 2021. The rest of the league matches and playoffs will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which hosted the IPL previous season. The three sites are Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. In the second phase of the IPL 2021, there will be seven double headers, with the championship match taking place on October 15 in Dubai.
What's the lowest score in an Indian Premier League match? It is 49 runs by RCB in 2017 season. As the Gautam Gambhir-led side failed to record a huge total, KKR were on a quest to defend a modest score of 131 runs. The KKR skipper put his faith in his bowlers and made history by securing a thrilling victory. As KKR won by 81 runs, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Colin de Grandhomme, and Chris Woakes struck to bowl out Virat Kohli's RCB for 49 runs.
Interestingly, the team with the lowest score also have the highest team score in the IPL. On 23 April 2013, in Bengaluru, Royal Challengers Bangalore recordedthe highest score in IPL history.The match occurred between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Sahara Pune Warriors, and the Royal Challengers Bangalore set a new record with a total of 263/5. Chris Gayle was named Player of the Match after scoring an unbeaten 175 runs off 66 deliveries. AB de Villiers also played a cameo, scoring 31 runs off only eight balls. The Sahara Pune Warriors' bowlers were rendered powerless in the face of the Gaylestorm. Their batting collapsed as well, managing only 133 runs in 20 overs.
Unsurprisingly, Chris Gayle has hit the most sixes in IPL. Universe Boss is the most feared batsman in all of World Cricket, with his signature "six-hitting" technique that has gained him many fans around the world. Gayle is one of the most explosive batsmen, and no ground is too big for him. Overall, he has hit 357 sixes in the IPL. AB de Villiers is second while Rohit Sharma is third on the list. MS Dhoni and Kieron Pollard complete the top five.
In only 30 balls, Chris Gayle scored the fastest century in IPL (Indian Premier League) history versus Pune Warriors. Fans of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) saw one of the most unreal knocks in IPL history at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. In the ninth over of the RCB's innings, the Universe Boss reached the three-figure mark.Chris Gayle blasted 17 sixes and 13 fours in his highest-ever IPL total of 175*. RCB thus posted a mammoth 263 runs in 20 overs. Gayle deservedly got the Player of the Match award after the Warriors could manage only 133.
The Mumbai Indians are the most successful team in the history of Indian Premier League. The franchise is owned by India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani and has won five IPL titles. The team is led by captain Rohit Sharma and coached by former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting. The Mumbai Indians were founded 13 years ago and have been one of the leading forces in world cricket since thenThis season they will be looking for more success against stiff competition such as Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings and the Kolkata Knight Riders.
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