Mumbai Indians
The Mumbai Indians are aiming for their third Indian Premier League title after winning the trophy in 2013 and 2015Getty

Overview

Mumbai Indians will be aiming to be the first side to win the IPL on three occasions having won it in 2013 and 2015, and they will be one of the favourites to make it to the play-offs having retained the team's core during the recent auction.

Rohit Sharma will lead the side under the tutelage of an experienced coaching setup, which involves Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Shane Bond and Jonty Rhodes. They also have match winners in all-rounders Kieron Pollard and Corey Anderson, who can contribute in all three aspects of their game.

Coach: Ricky Ponting

Key players: Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Bumrah, Corey Anderson

Fixtures

Match 1: Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiants

Date and Time: 9 April – 3.30pm BST/8pm IST

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Match 2: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians

Date and Time: 13 April – 3.30pm BST/8pm IST

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Match 3: Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Lions

Date and Time: 16 April – 3.30pm BST/ 8pm IST

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Match 4: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians

Date and Time: 18 April – 3.30pm BST/ 8pm IST

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

Match 5: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Date and Time: 20 April – 3.30pm BST / 8pm IST

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Match 6: Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians

Date and Time: 23 April – 11.30am BST / 4pm IST

Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi

Match 7: Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians

Date and Time: 25 April – 3.30pm BST/8pm IST

Venue: IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

Match 8: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Date and Time: 28 April – 3.30pm BST/8pm IST

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Match 9: Rising Pune Supergiants vs Mumbai Indians

Date and Time: 1 May – 3.30pm BST/8pm IST

Venue: MCA Stadium, Pune

Match 10: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

Date and Time: 8 May – 11.30am BST/4pm IST

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Match 11: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians

Date and Time: 11 May – 3.30pm BST/8pm IST

Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Match 12: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab

Date and Time: 13 May – 3.30pm BST/8pm IST

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Match 13: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils

Date and Time: 15 May – 11.30am BST/4pm IST

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Match 14: Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians

Date and Time: 21 May – 3.30pm BST/8pm IST

Venue: SCA Stadium, Rajkot

IPL History: Mumbai Indians have won the IPL title on two occasions in 2013 and 2015.

Squad: Rohit Sharma (C), Jos Buttler, Harbhajan Singh, Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons, Tim Southee, Unmukt Chand, Ambati Rayudu, Lasith Malinga, Vinay Kumar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Parthiv Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Corey Anderson, Marchant de Lange, Shreyas Gopal, Akshay Wakhar, Jagadeesha, Suchith, Hardik Pandya, Siddesh Lad, Nitish Rana, Nathu Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia, Kishore Kamath

Prediction: Mumbai Indians will start as one of the favourites to make the play-offs due to their consistent performances in the last few seasons. Moreover, they have retained their core players making them one of the most settled teams on the roster.