Mumbai Indians are one of the most successful franchises in the history of Indian Premier League. The franchise are a five-time IPL and two-time CPLT20 winner. Chennai Super Kings matched their record after they defeated Gujarat Titans in the final last season.
The team has been a home for some of the legends of the game, including the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, and Harbhajan Singh. Over the years, several of players have played for Mumbai Indians and then went on to represent the Indian cricket team. Here, we have listed 5 players groomed by Mumbai Indians for Indian cricket team:
5. Ishan Kishan
The wicketkeeper-batter made his IPL debut in 2016 with Gujarat Lions and played for the franchise for two years. In 2018, Mumbai Indians picked Ishan for a price of INR 6.2 crore. During the 2022 mega auction, MI shelled out INR 15.25 crore to get Ishan back in the squad.
Ishan has made over 2000 runs for MI in 75 matches at an average of 31.32 and a strike rate of 135.10. His performance with MI helped Ishan make his International debut for India in 2021 against England. Ishan has played in all formats for the Indian team and is one of the few batters who have made a double-century in ODIs.
4. Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar made his IPL debut with MI in 2012 but didn’t face a ball. In 2013, he didn’t get an opportunity to feature in a match. In 2014, Kolkata Knight Riders picked Suryakumar for INR 70 lakh. He won the IPL trophy in his first season with KKR.
He remained with the team till 2017 and was brought back by MI in 2018 for a price of INR 3.2 crore. Suryakumar scored over 500 runs in his first season with MI and then made over 400 runs in the next two seasons. In 2021, Suryakumar got an opportunity to make his T20I debut and started his International career with a six.
He has scored 2141 runs in 60 T20I for India since making his debut and has made four centuries. He captained the Indian side in the T20I series against Australia and South Africa recently.
3. Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya made his IPL debut with Mumbai Indians and scored 112 runs in nine matches in his debut season. His outing helped him get picked for the Indian squad and went on to make his International debut in 2016.
Pandya has played all formats for the Indian team so far. He has played the fourth-most number of T20Is for India. He is just eight matches away from becoming only the third Indian player to feature in 100 T20I matches.
2. Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah is regarded as one of the best players who have played for India in recent times. Bumrah made his IPL debut with MI in 2013 and took 11 wickets in his first three years. He made his T20I and ODI debut in 2016 and his Test debut in 2018.
He has taken 145 wickets in IPL in 120 matches at an average of 23.30. For India, Bumrah has played 181 matches across formats and has taken 351 wickets at an average of 22.16.
1. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma made his International debut in 2007 and played in IPL for the Deccan Chargers for the first three years. In 2011, MI shelled out USD 2 million to get Rohit in the side. He was appointed the skipper of the team in 2013 and went on to clinch the trophy in his very first attempt. Under Rohit’s leadership, MI have won the IPL on five occasions and CLT20 once.
Rohit has led the Indian team in the past few years and has been one of the most successful captains. His captaincy with MI has helped him evolve as a cricketer and has helped him attain greater heights with the Indian team. Rohit is probably the best groomed cricketer by Mumbai Indians who has played for India.
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