Tag: Mumbai Indians

IPL 2017: Can Mumbai be fourth time lucky?
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IPL 2017: Can Mumbai be fourth time lucky?

If the IPL final was a three match affair and the team which wins two of those is crowned champion, then Mumbai would lose the first, win the next and draw the third and clinch the title in the super over. They like taking the long route even if a shorter one lies in front...

IPL 2017: Second Qualifier Preview
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IPL 2017: Second Qualifier Preview

Over the ten editions of the illustrious and often controversial Indian Premier League, there have only been a few teams who could manage to find their niche and build a stable squad around that idea. While the now defunct Chennai Super Kings was arguably the most consistent of the lot reaching the knockouts in each...

IPL 2017: First Qualifier Preview
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IPL 2017: First Qualifier Preview

In their last league game, Mumbai took on Kolkata with a reshaped squad to test their bench strength, having been confirmed as one of the team in Qualifier 1. A win would have ensured Kolkata a top two finish, meanwhile, SRH too comfortably won their last league game and went to number 2 in points...

IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians Squad Analysis
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IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians Squad Analysis

Mumbai like to be among elites in cricket, be it Ranji Trophy or the lucrative Indian Premier League. They don’t mind looking posh at the auction or in the matter of drafting coaches. A strong support system coupled with consistent retaining of players and backing local talents have made them the team they are. Passing...

Case Study: How IPL franchises make money?
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Case Study: How IPL franchises make money?

Running a franchise in the Indian Premier League is no easy job, considering the amount of money required to sustain themselves in the cash-rich league. Winning a title is important, but that isn’t all the franchises are focussed on. In an article spanning about a topic that is seldom heard of, in cricketing circles of...

Decoding Harbhajan Singh’s inclusion in the squad
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Decoding Harbhajan Singh’s inclusion in the squad

Though the ‘India ka Tyohaar’ has drawn to a close, the big hits, the athletic fielding, the close finishes and the pulsating action it produced continues to linger on in the minds of the viewers. On casting a glance at the recently selected squad for the Bangladesh tour, it is somehow evident that IPL indeed...

In a Nutshell: IPL 2015
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In a Nutshell: IPL 2015

The eighth edition of the Indian Premier league became history last night as Mumbai Indians won their second IPL crown when they defeated Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs in the Finals at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. With this win, Mumbai Indians have equalled Chennai Super Kings’ and Kolkata Knight Riders’ record of two IPL...

IPL 2015 Uncapped XI
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IPL 2015 Uncapped XI

The Indian Premier League was founded upon the basic principle of allowing unknown Indian youngsters of playing alongside some of the world’s best cricketers. While this has hardly been the motive of a few teams, a few others have followed this with stringent margins. As, has been the case over the last seven seasons, IPL-8...

IPL 2015 Forgotten XI
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IPL 2015 Forgotten XI

The IPL has served as a grand stage for the players to perform, grab the limelight and sometimes get a ticket to their national teams. However, there are few players who have stayed in the spotlight for a while and later vanished into the darkness. How will an IPL XI look if we form a team...