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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

Mumbai Indians VS Rising Pune Supergiant
May 16
Match 57 - Qualifier 1, D/N

Rising Pune Supergiant VS Mumbai Indians
May 21
Match 60 - Final, D/N

Rising Pune Supergiant Vs Mumbai Indians

May 21  20:00 IST
Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant by 1 run

TBC Vs TBC

May 19  20:00 IST
Mumbai Indians won by 6 wickets with 33 balls remaining

IPL 2017 Points Table

TEAMS MP Won Lost Pts
MI 14 10 4 20
RPS 14 9 5 18
SRH 14 8 5 17
KKR 14 8 5 16
KXIP 14 7 7 14
DD 14 6 8 12
GL 14 4 10 8
RCB 14 3 10 7

ORANGE CAP

1 David Warner
SRH
641
Runs
2 Gautam Gambhir
KKR | 498 Runs
3 Shikhar Dhawan
SRH | 479 Runs

PURPLE CAP

1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
SRH
26 Wickets
2 Jaydev Unadkat
RPS | 24 Wickets
3 Jasprit Bumrah
MI | 20 Wickets