In the Indian Premier League, Rohit Sharma is presently the most successful skipper (IPL). He has won the title five times with the Mumbai Indians. In the competition, no other captain has won more than three trophies. When Mumbai Indians won the 2020 edition of the IPL in October, Rohit Sharma became the first player to win six IPL titles.
When the IPL debuted in 2008, Rohit Sharma was already a member of the Indian national team. He had several crucial T-20I innings for India, and his skill had garnered him a lot of attention. Rohit Sharma has a perfect IPL record in the tournament’s history.
After his early success as a rookie, his international form waned, but he continued to produce excellent innings in the IPL. Mumbai Indians promoted him to captaincy at a period of upheaval for the team. He has subsequently won IPL titles as captain, and with a genuinely world-class side, he seems ready to win a few more.
Here we look at the Strongest IPL XI that played alongside Rohit Sharma
It’s nearly difficult to discuss Mumbai Indians without bringing up the tiny master. Sachin Tendulkar is the best batsman in the history of cricket. He was a member of the Indian cricket team’s older players, who were not anticipated to do well in the shorter format of the game, but he proved the skeptics wrong in spectacular fashion. In the inaugural season of the game, Sachin was named the icon player and captain of his local team, the Mumbai Indians. In 2010, Sachin became the first Indian to earn the orange cap after scoring 618 runs in 14 innings at a good average of 47.53 to help Mumbai Indians reach the IPL finals.
Adam Gilchrist, a former Australian captain, captained the Deccan Chargers to IPL victory in South Africa’s second season. After a disastrous inaugural IPL season in which the side came last under VVS Laxman, the wicket-keeper batsman guided the side to their sole title. Gilchrist was an explosive batter who scored over 2000 runs in 80 IPL games.
Rohit Sharma has been an indisputable part of the Mumbai Indians’ success over the previous seven seasons. He began his IPL career with the Deccan Chargers, but it wasn’t long before he was playing for the Mumbai Indians, his hometown team. Hitman has been one of the finest batters in IPL history, in addition to being one of the best captains. In 2012, 2013, and 2016 campaigns, he was their leading run-scorer, and he has regularly been among the Mumbai franchise’s top run-scorers.
From 2010 to 2017, Ambati Rayudu was a member of the Mumbai Indians for eight seasons. Rayudu quietly became a cult figure while the spotlight was on players like Rohit Sharma, Harbajan Singh, and Lasith Malinga. He wasn’t the type of batter who would hit the front pages of a newspaper for breaking records, but he scored 250-400 runs for the Mumbai Indians every season.
Andrew Symonds, a former Australia World Cup champion, was an all-rounder with the Deccan Chargers, leading them to an IPL triumph in 2009. Symonds participated in the IPL for four seasons, three with the Chargers and one with the Mumbai Indians in 2011. The Australian scored 974 runs and took 20 wickets in 39 IPL matches.
Kieron Pollard has spent the last ten years with the Mumbai Indians. His performances in the 2009 CLT20 and Big Bash made him a hot commodity in the 2010 auction. He has remained faithful to the team throughout its history, whether they have won IPL championships or had a bad season that resulted in them missing out on a playoff berth. He is noted for being a strong batter who can easily clear the ropes.
Hardik Pandya is a fast-medium bowling all-rounder who can play all three positions. He has unquestionably established himself as India’s top all-rounder over the previous three years. Hardik was retained by the Mumbai Indians for a staggering 11 crore in the 2018 player auction, and he has proven his worth by performing effectively with the bat, ball, and in the field. Hardik has been the most crucial player for Mumbai Indians in the previous three seasons of the IPL, alongside Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.
Pragyan Ojha won the tournament in 2009 with the Decan Chargers and again in 2013 and 2015 with the Mumbai Indians. He took 89 wickets for two clubs in 92 IPL outings. Ojha, a good left-arm off-spinner, was a difficult bowler to face.
For a decade, Lasith Malinga has been the IPL’s leading wicket-taker. Since the start of the competition, Malinga has been the only player to have played for the Mumbai Indians in some manner. Malinga is the epitome of dependability. In his nine seasons with the Mumbai Indians, he has only failed to reach the 15-wicket mark once.
As Bumrah was signed by Mumbai Indians in the 2013 IPL auction, he was only 19 years old, and his uncanny action was the talk of the town when he played Royal Challengers Bangalore in his first encounter, picking up three wickets. Bumrah has been one of the greatest bowlers in the previous four seasons of the IPL, taking 15-20 wickets in each season and bowling at a very low economy rate given he is supposed to bowl at the end.
RP Singh, a 32-year-old Indian pacer, has played for the Deccan Chargers, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Gujarat Lions, and Rising Pune Supergiant in the Indian Premier League. He is a tournament veteran, having appeared in 82 games and taking 90 wickets.