Mumbai Indians, IPL 2022
Mumbai Indians (Credits: BCCI)

Five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians couldn’t put an end to their losing streak in their opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as the four-wicket loss to Delhi Capitals extended their record to 10 seasons in a row. The last time Mumbai Indians won their first game of IPL was against arch-rivals CSK in IPL 2012.

However, MI’s reputation is to win titles and just like every season they won’t mind losing their first game in this edition as well. The Rohit Sharma-led side had the command of the game vs DC for the major part of the time only for Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav’s splendorous batting performance turned the course of the match.

MI
Mumbai Indians (MI). Image: BCCI

IPL 2022 MI squad

Mumbai Indians retained Rohit Sharma along with West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard, ace pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah and Suryakumar Yadav. MI went in full-throttle for  Jharkhand player Ishan Kishan and fixed the deal for a whopping price of INR 15.25 crore, the highest bid of the IPL 2022 auction.

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan. Image: BCCI

MI also purchased England speedster Jofra Archer for INR 8 crore despite being aware of the player’s unavailability due to injury for this season.

Mumbai Indians squad for IPL 2022: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Tim David, Jaydev Unadkat, Tymal Mills, Jofra Archer (unavailable & injured), Riley Meredith, Daniel Sams, Fabian Allen, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin, Basil Thampi, Anmolpreet Singh, Dewald Brevis, Tilak Varma, Aryan Juyal (wk), Arjun Tendulkar, Ramandeep Singh, Rahul Buddhi, Hrithik Shokeen, Sanjay Yadav, Arshad Khan.

IPL 2022: MI schedule and match details

Match No. Date Match Details Venue Time (IST) Result
1 27-Mar MI vs DC Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai 3:30 PM Lost by four wickets
2 2-Apr MI vs RR Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai 3:30 PM
3 6-Apr KKR vs MI Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune 7:30 PM
4 9-Apr RCB vs MI Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune 7:30 PM
5 13-Apr MI vs PBKS Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune 7:30 PM
6 16-Apr MI vs LSG Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai 3:30 PM
7 21-Apr MI vs CSK Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai 7:30 PM
8 24-Apr LSG vs MI Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 7:30 PM
9 30-Apr RR vs MI Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai 7:30 PM
10 6-May GT vs MI Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai 7:30 PM
11 9-May MI vs KKR Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai 7:30 PM
12 12-May CSK vs MI Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 7:30 PM
13 17-May MI vs SRH Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 7:30 PM
14 21-May MI vs DC Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 7:30 PM