35 Facts About Mumbai Indians


Mumbai Indians are a franchise cricket team based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, that competes in the Indian Premier League.

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Mumbai Indians won the 2011 Champions League Twenty20 after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 31 runs in the final.

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The Mumbai Indians franchise was sold to the Reliance Industries Ltd for $111.

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At first player auctions for the inaugural IPL season conducted in February 2008, the Mumbai Indians franchise bought several star international cricketers such as Sanath Jayasuriya, Harbhajan Singh, Shaun Pollock, Lasith Malinga and Robin Uthappa.

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Mumbai Indians suffered three last-over defeats in the next three games, including two off the last ball, before winning their last league match.

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At the player auction, Mumbai Indians bought South African batsman JP Duminy to strengthen their batting department.

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Mumbai Indians had to shift their home venue to Brabourne Stadium for the season since the Wankhede was undergoing renovation to host some matches of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.

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Mumbai Indians won seven of their first eight games to take the top spot in the points table.

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Mumbai Indians retained Tendulkar, Harbhajan, Pollard and Malinga for a sum of $4.

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Mumbai Indians won eight of their first ten league games following which they suffered a loss of form that led to three consecutive defeats and a last-ball win in their last league match.

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An exception was made for the Mumbai Indians which permitted them to field five overseas players during the tournament.

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Mumbai Indians had two wins, one defeat and one no result in the group stage which gave them second place on the group points table with five points.

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Mumbai Indians faced Somerset County Cricket Club in the semi-final at Chennai.

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Somerset's chase was dented by Malinga who picked four wickets for 20 to help Mumbai Indians restrict Somerset to 150 and win the match by 10 runs.

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Mumbai Indians did not have a fixed opening combination, with Tendulkar missing out four matches due to an injury and other opening batsmen failing to show consistency.

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Mumbai Indians fared better in the second half of the league stage, winning six of their eight matches.

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Mumbai Indians, placed in Group B, was winless in the tournament with three defeats and one no result.

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The Mumbai Indians bowlers started off well by dismissing Murali Vijay and the match went off till the last over, with the Super Kings needing 16 off the last over with MS Dhoni on strike and Munaf Patel to bowl; Patel dismissed Dhoni on the first ball and Mumbai won the match comfortably by 9 runs.

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At one stage, it looked that David Warner would snatch the game away from Mumbai but the Mumbai Indians bowlers got rid of David Warner by dismissing him and then the Delhi Daredevils collapsed due to which Mumbai Indians won comfortably by 44 runs.

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In 2014, Mumbai Indians didn't start off well, losing 5 of their matches in the UAE leg against Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils by big margins, but did well in their 5th match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, but consequently lost the matches against respective opponents.

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So, the Mumbai Indians needed a boundary off the next ball to push Rajasthan Royals below and claim that fourth spot, and Aditya Tare hit a six to a full toss bowled by James Faulkner.

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The Mumbai Indians started off with an excellent opening partnership of 139 runs in just 14 overs but lost their first wicket on the 4th ball of the 15th over, but skipper Kieron Pollard ended things off in a blistering way, scoring 20 runs from just 7 balls.

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Mumbai Indians won their second IPL title in 2015 after they defeated Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs.

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Mumbai Indians was the top scorer for Mumbai with 540 runs and joint second in total for the season behind David Warner.

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In IPL 2017, the Mumbai Indians finished at the top of the points table, winning 10 out of 14 matches.

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In IPL 2018, the Mumbai Indians finished at fifth spot after winning 6 and losing 8 matches.

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Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings by 1 run to lift the IPL trophy for the record fourth time.

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Mumbai Indians became the only team to have four IPL trophies, and the most successful team ever.

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In IPL auction 2020, Mumbai Indians added 6 new names to their squad that are Chris Lynn, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Saurabh Tiwary, Mohsin Khan, Digvijay Deshmukh, and Balwant Rai Singh .

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Mumbai Indians won their next 2 games and the middle order showing some improvement made crucial contributions to seal the win.

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Mumbai Indians played home games at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai for the first two IPL seasons.

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Mumbai Indians won six out of the seven matches at the Brabourne Stadium that season.

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The first anthem of Mumbai Indians was based on this motto, wherein the Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan was enlisted for a promotional video campaign.

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Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have played against each other more number of times than any other two teams in the IPL.

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Mumbai Indians have supported the social cause of education to the underprivileged.

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