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2018 IPL Champions Playing 11

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SQUAD:

BATSMEN:
Rohit Sharma, Saurabh Tiwary,ean-Paul Duminy, Suryakumar Yadav, Siddhesh Dinesh Lad,
Sharad Lumba. 

 

ALLROUNDERS:
Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya,Kieron Pollard,Anukul Roy, Ben Cutting,  J Tajinder Dhillon,

 

WICKET KEEPERS:
Ishan Kishan, Aditya Tare

 

BOWLERS:
Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Pradeep Sangwan, Jason Behrendorff,
 Pat Cummins, Akila Dhananjaya,Mayank Markande,Nidheesh M D Dinesan,Mohsin Khan.

 

IMO following would be MI's playing 11.

 

EVIN LEWIS
ISHAN KISHAN
ROHIT SHARMA
SURYA KUMAR YADAV
KRUNAL PANDYA
KIERON POLLARD
HARDIK PANDYA
RAHUL CHAHAR
PAT CUMMINS
MUSTAFIZUR

JASPRIT BUMRAH
 

 

What do you think would be MI's playing 11 ?

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Is Ishan Kishan the only cricketer in this IPL whose second (family) name contains all the letters of his first name?

 

I can think of 2 more such cricketers, but they are old timers:

 

Zig Ziglar of Motivation United and Arjuna Ranatunjarasinghe of the Colombo Colts

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On 1/29/2018 at 11:02 AM, Straight Drive said:

SQUAD:

BATSMEN:
Rohit Sharma, Saurabh Tiwary,ean-Paul Duminy, Suryakumar Yadav, Siddhesh Dinesh Lad,
Sharad Lumba. 

 

ALLROUNDERS:
Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya,Kieron Pollard,Anukul Roy, Ben Cutting,  J Tajinder Dhillon,

 

WICKET KEEPERS:
Ishan Kishan, Aditya Tare

 

BOWLERS:
Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Pradeep Sangwan, Jason Behrendorff,
 Pat Cummins, Akila Dhananjaya,Mayank Markande,Nidheesh M D Dinesan,Mohsin Khan.

 

IMO following would be MI's playing 11.

 

EVIN LEWIS
ISHAN KISHAN
ROHIT SHARMA
SURYA KUMAR YADAV
KRUNAL PANDYA
KIERON POLLARD
HARDIK PANDYA
RAHUL CHAHAR
PAT CUMMINS
MUSTAFIZUR

JASPRIT BUMRAH
 

 

What do you think would be MI's playing 11 ?

Think Duminy should play instead of Evin Lewis in some matches (depending on pitch and context), and Rohit can open. Cutting could come in for Cummins, if they want to beef up lower-order batting.

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7 hours ago, Vijy said:

Think Duminy should play instead of Evin Lewis in some matches (depending on pitch and context), and Rohit can open. Cutting could come in for Cummins, if they want to beef up lower-order batting.

JPD will certainly be in 11 but I don't think he will get more than 7 matches. MI will need a attacking match winner as opener. Evin  Lewis has few hundreds in T20 format or  T20 leagues. He can score a 50 ball 100 when he is on form. JPD has never opened in any T20 league unless maybe for exception . He will get chances in matches where MI will look for all rounders spot or if MI plays only one foreign pacer.

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What I would choose:

 

Evin Lewis

Ishan Kishan (wk)

Rohit Sharma (c)

JP Duminy / Kieron Pollard 

Krunal Pandya

Ben Cutting

Hardik Pandya

Pat Cummins

Rahul Chahar

Pradeep Sangwan

Jasprit Bumrah
 

 

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11 hours ago, Straight Drive said:

JPD will certainly be in 11 but I don't think he will get more than 7 matches. MI will need a attacking match winner as opener. Evin  Lewis has few hundreds in T20 format or  T20 leagues. He can score a 50 ball 100 when he is on form. JPD has never opened in any T20 league unless maybe for exception . He will get chances in matches where MI will look for all rounders spot or if MI plays only one foreign pacer.

yes, I meant JPD in the middle order of course (not as an opener). He is a good fielder, and can offer a couple of reasonable overs with the ball too.

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28 minutes ago, Vijy said:

yes, I meant JPD in the middle order of course (not as an opener). He is a good fielder, and can offer a couple of reasonable overs with the ball too.

JPD was spoilt by Delhi. They batted him at 5 and at 6 in some matches. He is someone who has to bat at 4 at the most. Not lower than that in a tournament like IPL. He has proved he can play cameos as well. Mumbai had Jos Butler open before and Lendl Simmons before JB. So they are more likely to continue with  a foreign batsman as opener alongside one local batter. Probably only one international pacer will be part of Mumbai's attack and in those matches JPD will get in.

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Mumbai and RCB have managed the auction and retention very well.

 

RCB has three international T20 team players: Rahul, Virat and Yuz.

Mumbai has three as well: Rohit, Hardik and Jasprit.

 

Having three local strong players who have tremendous experience now of IPL, as well as regulars in Internal T20 and ODi, RCB and Mumbai look very formidable in the aspect of having more likelihood of building much better teams around these players. 

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1 hour ago, Straight Drive said:

Mumbai and RCB have managed the auction and retention very well.

 

RCB has three international T20 team players: Rahul, Virat and Yuz.

Mumbai has three as well: Rohit, Hardik and Jasprit.

 

Having three local strong players who have tremendous experience now of IPL, as well as regulars in Internal T20 and ODi, RCB and Mumbai look very formidable in the aspect of having more likelihood of building much better teams around these players. 

Sarfaraz Khan was retained by RCB without any rationale (not KLR) - maybe they like short chunky underachievers (going by Khan's record in Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy).

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8 hours ago, Vijy said:

Sarfaraz Khan was retained by RCB without any rationale (not KLR) - maybe they like short chunky underachievers (going by Khan's record in Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy).

Rahul should have been preferred over Sarfraz for sure. He is a current T20i batsman for India. How did they let him go.

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3 minutes ago, Vijy said:

because RCB like short, chunky underachievers

 

Or perhaps they tried to strike a retention amount with Rahul, and Rahul was probably not happy with the amount he would be getting by means of retention rather than what he would get in auction. Wondering if that could be one reason.

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On 1/29/2018 at 9:32 PM, Straight Drive said:

SQUAD:

BATSMEN:
Rohit Sharma, Saurabh Tiwary,ean-Paul Duminy, Suryakumar Yadav, Siddhesh Dinesh Lad,
Sharad Lumba. 

 

ALLROUNDERS:
Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya,Kieron Pollard,Anukul Roy, Ben Cutting,  J Tajinder Dhillon,

 

WICKET KEEPERS:
Ishan Kishan, Aditya Tare

 

BOWLERS:
Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Pradeep Sangwan, Jason Behrendorff,
 Pat Cummins, Akila Dhananjaya,Mayank Markande,Nidheesh M D Dinesan,Mohsin Khan.

 

IMO following would be MI's playing 11.

 

EVIN LEWIS
ISHAN KISHAN
ROHIT SHARMA
SURYA KUMAR YADAV
KRUNAL PANDYA
KIERON POLLARD
HARDIK PANDYA
RAHUL CHAHAR
PAT CUMMINS
MUSTAFIZUR

JASPRIT BUMRAH
 

 

What do you think would be MI's playing 11 ?

i wanna track rahul chahar,pandya brothers pradeep sanghwan in thsi team. i hope they rest bumrah for few matches instead of playing him heavily.

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On 1/31/2018 at 2:17 AM, Mariyam said:

Is Ishan Kishan the only cricketer in this IPL whose second (family) name contains all the letters of his first name?

 

I can think of 2 more such cricketers, but they are old timers:

 

Zig Ziglar of Motivation United and Arjuna Ranatunjarasinghe of the Colombo Colts

Ishan K-ishan

 

haha kahan se dhoond liya :cantstop:

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On 3/21/2018 at 6:13 PM, G_B_ said:

this line up looks weak

That's what you said the last season too... you know the season when we won the entire thing.

 

That is the thing with MI. We don't need a strong squad to win the IPL. Wearing the MI jersey makes even the otherwise average players like Tiwari, Krunal Pandya and Rohit Sharma into massive superstars. 

 

Maybe your words are the harbinger of bad times for the opposition. :p

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I would start with this line up:

 

Lewis

Kishan

Rohit

Cuttings

Yadav

Krunal

Hardik

Chahar

Cummins

Mustafizur

Bumrah 

 

Bowling has been strengthened as it will probably be the one delivering on consistent basis. Batting is likely to rely on exploits of a selected few playing exceptional knocks on the day (Rohit, Krunal, Hardik, Ishan, etc)

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