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At a time when most of the teams are struggling with injuries to their key players, Mumbai Indians are a lucky team as they still have a star-studded squad, lead by Rohit Sharma, who is all set to hit the field after missing out on international cricket for five months due to injury.

Having finished fifth in the previous season, Rohit would want his team-mates to get the team to a solid start from the first match, as this is one franchise, which has the reputation of starting on a slow note in the tournament.

Mumbai have a formidable top-order with the likes of Rohit, Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel, Ambati Rayudu in the squad. Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya are two hard-hitting batsmen in the middle order.

Mumbai have an excellent bowling line up as well with Harbhajan Singh and Krunal Pandya in the spin department while Lasith Malinga is still believed to be one of the finest bowlers in the shortest format. Mitchell Johnson was bought back in the squad at the auction this year and Jasprit Bumrah is the master of yorkers. Hardik and Pollard can also chip in with their medium-pace, as and when required.

Problem of plenty has always been an issue with this team. It would also be interesting to see whether Rohit, who has been away from cricket for quite some time, can hit the form from the first match itself.

Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene was recently roped in as the new head coach of the team and there seems to be no reason why they cannot win their third title this year.

Here is all you need to know about the Mumbai squad:

Captain: Rohit Sharma

Coach: Mahela Jayawardene

Best Performance: Finished at 7th position in maiden IPL season 2016

Likely XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Parthiv Patel, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Jos Buttler (wk), Harbhajan Singh, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell Johnson, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah

Players to watch out for: Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Ambati Rayudu, Hardik Pandya

IPL 2017 FIXTURES

Rising Pune Supergiant VS Mumbai Indians
April 6
Match 2, D/N

Mumbai Indians VS Kolkata Knight Riders
April 9
Match 7, D/N

Mumbai Indians VS Sunrisers Hyderabad
April 12
Match 10, D/N

Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Mumbai Indians
April 14
Match 12, D/N

Mumbai Indians VS Gujarat Lions
April 16
Match 16, D/N

Kings XI Punjab VS Mumbai Indians
April 20
Match 22, D/N

Mumbai Indians VS Delhi Daredevils
April 22
Match 25, D/N

Mumbai Indians VS Rising Pune Supergiant
April 24
Match 28, D/N

Gujarat Lions VS Mumbai Indians
April 29
Match 35, D/N

Mumbai Indians VS Royal Challengers Bangalore
May 1
Match 38, D/N

Delhi Daredevils VS Mumbai Indians
May 6
Match 45, D/N

Sunrisers Hyderabad VS Mumbai Indians
May 8
Match 48, D/N

Mumbai Indians VS Kings XI Punjab
May 11
Match 51, D/N

Kolkata Knight Riders VS Mumbai Indians
May 13
Match 54, D/N

Live Score Card

GL 162/7 (20.0 ov)
Kings XI Punjab beat Gujarat Lions by 26 runs
KXIP 188/7 (20.0 ov)

KKR 131 (19.3 ov)
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 82 runs
RCB 49 (9.4 ov)

Mumbai Indians
Rising Pune Supergiant
Match begins at 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT)

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Sunrisers Hyderabad
April 25, 2017 20:00 IST

Mumbai Indians Vs Rising Pune Supergiant

April 24  20:00 IST
Wankhede Stadium

Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

April 25  20:00 IST
M Chinnaswamy Stadium

Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Royal Challengers

April 23  20:00 IST
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 82 runs

Gujarat Lions Vs Kings XI Punjab

April 23  16:00 IST
Kings XI Punjab beat Gujarat Lions by 26 runs

IPL 2017 Points Table

Teams MP Won Lost Pts
MI 7 6 1 12
KKR 7 5 2 10
SRH 6 4 3 8
KXIP 7 3 4 6
RPS 6 3 3 6
DD 6 2 4 4
GL 7 2 4 4
RCB 7 2 5 4

ORANGE CAP

1 Hashim Amla
KXIP
299
Runs
2 David Warner
SRH | 282 Runs
3 Suresh Raina
GL | 275 Runs

PURPLE CAP

1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
SRH
16 Wickets
2 Chris Morris
DD | 12 Wickets
3 Mitchell McClenaghan
MI | 12 Wickets