Mumbai Indians-IPL 2022: Overview, Squad, and Retentions

Mumbai Indians

The Indian Premier League’s newest season is around the corner and they are all set to host the 15th season of the festival league. The new season will be witnessing a lot of twists, turns, tension, and suspense while also featuring two more franchises i.e. Ahmedabad and Lucknow. If you are new to IPL or an enthusiast who wants to delve into the details about the franchises, you have slid into the right place. Here we will be discussing the IPL veterans, the Mumbai Indians. You can get an overview of the team, records, players, retentions, etc, down below.

Mumbai Indians – An Overview Introduction

Mumbai Indians are a cricket team franchise based in Mumbai as the name suggests. Established in the year 2008, the team’s ownership lies with India’s biggest agglomerate, Reliance Industries. The team plays their home matches in the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Mumbai Indians became the first franchise to cross the 100 million dollars in brand value among the other IPL franchises. The estimated brand value of the franchise is to be around Rs 809 crores making it one of the most expensive franchises in the league.

Mumbai Indians – Season review



Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar became the icon player of Mumbai Indians. Apart from Sachin, they purchased legendary cricketers such as Sanath Jayasuriya, Harbhajan Singh, Shaun Pollock, Lasith Malinga, and Robin Uthappa. Sachin became the captain of the franchise in the inaugural season. Harbhajan Singh was suspended due to an incident in which he slapped Sreesanth during a game. They finished fifth in the season by missing the semi-final spot by just one point.

Before the start of the 2009 season, Mumbai Indians traded Robin Uthappa for Zaheer Khan with Royal challengers Bangalore and Ashish Nehra for Shikhar Dhawan with Delhi Daredevils. Mumbai Indians relied heavily on Tendulkar’s and Duminy’s batting along with the deadly Yorkers of Malinga. However, they finished in seventh place in the league table.


The franchise purchased Trinidadian all-rounder Kieron Pollard for 750000 dollars at the 2010 auction. They won three of the six league games with 20 points from 14 games at the top of the points table. They beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the semi-final and at the final Chennai Super Kings defeated them by 22 runs.

In 2011, Mumbai Indians maintained the retention rate as per the rules of the IPL governing council. Tendulkar, Harbhajan, Pollard, and Malinga were retained for a sum of 4.5 million dollars. They were eliminated in the group stage with two wins and two defeats in four matches.

The Indians traded Dinesh Karthik from Kings XI Punjab and Pragyan Ojha from the Deccan Chargers. Tendulkar stepped down from the captaincy soon before the season commenced. Mumbai finished third on the point table with 20 points from 16 matches and got into the qualifiers against Chennai Super Kings at Bangalore. Mumbai lost the match by 38 runs.


In the year 2013, Mumbai Indians started their season by losing a match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The finals took place in the Eden Gardens between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. Mumbai won the toss and chose to bat. The chase did not work well for Chennai and lost the match by 23 runs in the final.


The matches took place in the UAE during 2014. The start was not great at all for Mumbai as they lost 5 of their matches against the Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings, and Delhi Daredevils by huge margins. They lost against Chennai in the eliminator which put an end to their 2014 IPL campaign.

Though they faced a defeat in the 2014 campaign, Mumbai made a strong comeback in the 2015 season by defeating the Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs.

Bowlers like Tim Southee, Nathu Singh, Jos Buttler, Jitesh Sharma, KP Kamath, Deepak Punia, and Krunal Pandya made it into the Mumbai Indians team during the IPL 2016 auction. Despite having such a huge star-packed team, Mumbai finished the season in the fifth spot in the points table.

IPL 2017 was the year for Mumbai to win the trophy again, and they succeeded by beating Rising Pune Supergiant in a thrilling finish which is considered as one of the best IPL matches in the history of IPL. Mumbai secured their 3rd IPL title and became the most successful franchise in IPL history.

Mumbai Indians finished the season in the fifth position after winning 6 matches and losing 8 matches.


Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians came face to face in the final where Mumbai defeated Chennai and became the title winners of the IPL for the record 4th time. The audience witnessed a match like none other. Mumbai became the team with the most IPL titles.

They added 6 more new members to the squad is Nathan Coulter-Nile, Saurabh Tiwary, Digvijay Deshmukh, Balwant Rai Singh, Mohsin Khan, and Chris Lynn in the IPL 2020 auction. The IPL 2020 took place in the UAE due to Covid restrictions. Mumbai lifted the title for the fifth time becoming the season’s most successful team.

Despite winning the fifth title in the previous season, Mumbai finished 5th in the table with 14 points, 7 wins, and 7 losses.

Mumbai Indians IPL rivalries

The rivalry between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings is something that even the kids are aware of. The rivalry is also known as the El Clasico of the IPL. The two teams have locked horns together 32 times, however, Chennai has a record over Mumbai by 20 wins. These two franchises are the most successful team in the Ipl history. They have 9 titles combined out of the fourteen IPL seasons.

Chennai and Mumbai are the two biggest metropolitan cities in the country. In addition, the two biggest film industries in India. Similarly, they also compete in the individual records as well in which Suresh Raina is the high scorer of Chennai Super Kings with 736 runs in 32 matches against Mumbai Indians, followed by skipper Rohit Sharma with 693 runs in 28 matches.

Notable players of Mumbai Indians

The inaugural season of the IPL witnessed some of the legendary players in the history of cricket. Harbhajan Singh, Robin Uthappa, Sanath Jayasuriya, Lasith Malinga, Luke Ronchi, Dilhara Fernando, and Shaun Pollock were some of the best bids in the auction. Skipper Sachin Tendulkar became the icon player of the season.

At the 2009 IPL auction, the Mumbai Indians signed the Proteas player JP Duminy for 950000 dollars. Kyle Mills and Mohammad Ashraful got drafted by 150000 dollars and 75000 dollars respectively by MI management.

One of their best buys around all the seasons was when they purchased Kieron Pollard for 750000 after a silent tie-breaker with Chennai Super Kings in the 2010 IPL auctions.

Two new franchises became a part of the IPL 2011, therefore the IPL governing system implied a rule that a franchise could retain only four members of the squad. Mumbai set the core of their team by retaining some of the key players. Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Kieron Pollard, and Lasith Malinga were part of the retention.

During the 2012 IPL auction, Mumbai Indians bought two more players from the Proteas team, Richard Levi and Robin Peterson for 50000 dollars and 100000 dollars respectively.

Former Australian Captain Ricky Ponting was purchased by Mumbai for 400000 dollars in the IPL 2013 auction and he became the new skipper for the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League.

Fast bowler Adam Milne became a part of their squad in the 2021 auction for 420000 dollars along with the spin bowler Piyush Chawla for 320000 dollars, James Neesham for 66000 dollars, Nathan Coulter-Nile for 660000 dollars, and also Arjun Tendulkar, Marco Jansen, and Yudhvir Singh.

Mumbai Indians – Retained Players IPL 2022

Hitman Rohit Sharma was an easy choice for the team as he became the most successful skipper with five IPL victories to his credit. All-rounder Kieron Pollard became their second choice as he put out all his effort in supporting the team to win countless matches under difficult circumstances.

Suryakumar Yadav’s inclusion came at the expense of Ishan Kishan’s removal. Yadav has kept the Mumbai Indians batting in balance. Jasprit Bumrah is another player Mumbai Retained before the auction. Bumrah is the current spearhead of the Indian fast bowling community.

Player Role Price
Rohit Sharma Batsman 16 crore
Jasprit Bumrah Bowler 12 crore
Suryakumar Yadav Batsman 8 crore
Kieron Pollard All-rounder 6 crore


Mumbai Indians- Complete Squad IPL 2022

Player Role Price Country
Rohit Sharma (c) Batsman RS 16 cr (retained) India
Suryakumar Yadav Batsman Rs 8 cr (retained) India
Tilak Varma Batsman Rs 1.70 cr India
Ramandeep Singh Batsman Rs 20 lakhs India
Rahul Buddhi Batsman Rs 20 lakhs India
Anmolpreet Singh Batsman Rs 20 lakhs India
Dewald Brevis Batsman Rs 3 cr India
Aryan Juyal (WK) WK-Batsman Rs 20 lakhs India
Jasprit Bumrah Bowler Rs 12 cr (retained) India
Mohammad Arshad Khan Bowler Rs 20 lakhs India
Jaydev Unadkat Bowler Rs 1.30 cr India
Mayank Markande Bowler Rs 65 lakhs India
Jofra Archer Bowler Rs 8 cr England
Tymal Mills Bowler Rs 1.50 cr England
Riley Meredith Bowler Rs 1 cr Australia
Murugan Ashwin Bowler Rs 1.60 cr India
Basil Thampi Bowler Rs 30 lakhs India
Kieron Pollard All-rounder Rs 6 cr (retained) West Indies
Hrithik Shokeen All-rounder Rs 20 lakhs India
Arjun Tendulkar All-rounder Rs 30 lakhs India
Sanjay Yadav All-rounder Rs 50 lakhs India
Daniel Sams All-rounder Rs 2.60 cr Australia
Tim David All-rounder Rs 8.25 cr Singapore
Fabien Allen All-rounder Rs 75 lakhs West Indies


Mumbai Indians – Overall Result Summary

Year Total Wins Losses NR %win Position Summary
2008 14 7 7 0 50 5 League Stage
2009 14 5 8 1 35.71 7 League Stage
2010 16 11 5 0 68.75 2 Finalists
2011 16 10 6 0 62.50 3 Play-offs
2012 17 10 7 0 58.82 4 Play-offs
2013 19 13 6 0 68.42 1 Champions
2014 15 7 8 0 46.67 4 Play-offs
2015 16 10 6 0 62.50 1 Champions
2016 14 7 7 0 50 5 League Stage
2017 17 12 5 0 70.59 1 Champions
2018 14 6 8 0 42.86 5 League Stage
2019 16 11 5 0 68.75 1 Champions
2020 16 11 5 0 68.75 1 Champions
Total 204 120 83 1 58.82    


By opposition

Opposition Played Won Lost NR
Chennai Super Kings 32 20 12 0
Deccan Chargers 10 6 4 0
Delhi Capitals 29 16 4 0
Gujarat Lions 4 2 2 0
Kings XI Punjab 27 14 13 0
Kochi Tuskers Kerala 1 0 1 0
Kolkata Knight Riders 28 22 6 0
Pune Warriors India 6 5 1 0
Rajasthan Royals 23 11 11 1
Rising Pune Supergiant 6 2 4 0
Royal Challengers Bangalore 27 18 9 0
Sunrisers Hyderabad 15 8 7 0



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