IPL 2021 will kickstart on April 9, 2021, and Mumbai Indians will lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first game. The match will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Mumbai Indians are the defending champions of the tournament as they defeated Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2020 final to lift the trophy.
Mumbai Indians retained their main players ahead of IPL 2021 auction. The 7 players which Mumbai Indians released were Prince Balwant Rai, Digvijay Deshmukh, Lasith Malinga, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson, Sherfane Rutherford, and Mitcs which Mumbhell McCleneghan. Out of these, Nathan Coulter-Nile was bought by Mumbai Indians during IPL 2021 auction for Rs. 5 crore. Other players which Mumbai Indians bought during IPL 2021 auction were Adam Milne, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, and Arjun Tendulkar.
Mumbai Indians is a very strong team in IPL 2021 and there are few reasons why they are favourites to win the title. Here are the 5 reasons why Mumbai Indians are favourites to win the trophy in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 5 Reasons Why Mumbai Indians Are Favourites To Win The Title
Strong Pace Attack
Mumbai Indians is a team with a deadly combination of pacers. In IPL 2021, Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult are going to lead the pace attack for the team. Both are dangerous pacers and have a lefty-right combination while bowling. Last season in IPL 2020, Jasprit Bumrah was the 2nd highest wicket-taker with 27 wickets in 15 matches. Trent Boult was the 3rd highest with 25 wickets in 15 matches. The pair will again prove very useful for the team in IPL 2021.