hardik pandya MI

Mumbai Indians a team that has been in the news, thanks to some of the biggest changes they’ve done between the previous season and this one. Leading the way on that front is the change in captaincy. Hardik Pandya insists, at least publically, that all will be well with him and Rohit Sharma, the ex-MI captain and the current India skipper. While the season will present a lot more opportunities to see how that pans out, what is abundantly clear is that Mumbai Indians are looking ahead as they enter a transitional phase.

Key Takeaways:

  • Mumbai Indians underwent a major leadership change with Hardik Pandya taking over as captain from Rohit Sharma.
  • Injuries to key players like Suryakumar Yadav pose a challenge early in the season.
  • Their bowling attack, the most expensive last year, needs significant improvement.
  • Youngster Tilak Varma is a player to watch as they enter a transitional phase.


  • Leadership Transition: How well Pandya and Rohit Sharma will work together remains to be seen.
  • Impact Player: Will Pandya utilize Sharma’s experience as an impact substitute?
  • Injuries: The absence of key players like Yadav will force changes in the batting lineup.
  • Bowling: They need to find a way to stop leaking runs.

Possible Solutions:

  • Flexibility: Experimenting with the playing XI based on conditions and opponent.
  • Promoting Young Talent: Giving players like Tilak Varma more opportunities.
  • Managing Injuries: Carefully handling the workload of bowlers returning from injury.


The Mumbai Indians face a difficult season with a new captain, injuries, and a bowling attack that needs work. However, their batting has good depth, and a focus on developing young talent could pay off in the long run.