The highly anticipated Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 is right around the corner and the franchises have geared up for a scintillating season with 10 teams. The most successful team of the cash-rich league, Mumbai Indians (MI) will aim to go full-throttle in the upcoming season after failing to qualify in the previous edition. After clinching the title twice in a row, the five-time IPL champions were the favourites in the 2021 season also but couldn’t live up to the expectations. After retaining their prime players in the IPL 2022 retention last year and bagging some renowned cricketers in the mega auction, MI has the perfect artillery to outdo the other nine teams. Let’s have a look at the top three players that could play a crucial role for the Mumbai-based team in IPL 2022:
1. Rohit Sharma
The recently appointed, Indian skipper will be an obvious name to make into the list as Rohit Sharma has guided MI to five IPL trophies. After failing to book a berth for themselves in the playoffs in 2021, the star Indian cricketer will leave no stone unturned to qualify for the playoffs. Along with his captaincy, the 34-year-old would also look forward to scoring an ample amount of runs with the bat and leading from the front alongside his opening partner, Ishan Kishan. Rohit has smashed 5611 runs so far in his IPL career with 213 games.
2. Jasprit Bumrah
The MI skipper’s go-to man in all scenarios of the game. Just like always, Jasprit Bumrah has a big responsibility for leading the franchise’s bowling department. On numerous occasions, Bumrah has won the game from a difficult position for the most successful IPL team. The massive fan following of the team along with the franchise will count on the Yorker Specialist to deliver for the team in the upcoming edition of the tournament. Bumrah has an impressive bowling average of 23.03 along with an economy rate of 7.41 runs per over.
3. Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav has been the most dependable man for MI in the past three-four seasons. The top-order batsman plays the role of an anchor in the middle overs and can explode in the death overs. Yadav has been impressive for the Indian team since his debut last year and has played some crucial knocks in the recently concluded bilateral fixtures. Along with a robust top order and attacking lower order, Rohit and company will count on the 31-year-old to helm the innings in the middle overs. Yadav amassed 2341 runs with a strike rate of 135.71.
The Mukesh Ambani-backed IPL team will commence its IPL 2022 campaign on March 27 against Delhi Capitals (DC).