Sekar confident for good display: Mumbai Indians team has so far failed to do well in first two seasons of Indian Premier League but in this season team director T A Sekar is confident about the performance of their team. He said that team skipper Sachin Tendulkar is in good form and they have also other good players. Team have worked hard for preparation for the tournament and also organized camps for practice. They had two camps in Jamnagar and Baroda before one camp in home town Mumbai. Sekar told that they have chosen good team for this season and had good options to chose from and they have hope of good display in this season. Team has many experienced players and also young talented players who can lead the team to win the tournament in this season. Sekar has big hopes from Mumbai Indian skipper Sachin Tendulkar after his brilliant performance in one day and test international matches.
Sekar praised Tendulkar: Mumbai Indians team director T A Sekar praised their team skipper Sachin Tendulkar who is in brilliant form and it is good sign for their team. He said that youngsters should learn a lesson from him and even if they will absorb one percent of what Sachin Tendulkar has done then they can become good cricketer in future. Sekar said Tendulkar is rare talent which comes only once in a century. Sachin Tendulkar is serving Indian cricket team from last two decades and he has got many records at his name and in second one day match against South Africa he set one more record of scoring first double hundred in international one day cricket. Before one day matches he had also shown good performance in test series scoring centuries for the team. Last matches played by Sachin Tendulkar shows his tremendous form and surely that will be positive side for the team when their skipper will be showing good display then other players would also like to learn from him to perform better for the team.
Indian player in playing team makes the difference: There are about seven or eight players of Indian origin playing in the team from eleven players. Performance of these Indian players matters a lot for the team’s success as they know better about the Indian pitches and how to play on these pitches. Team director T A Sekar said that performance of Indian players affects their success as if they will perform well along with other players team then team has more chances to win the matches. Indian players who will be in playing eleven of team should perform well if team wants to get the success in the Indian Premier League as in last two seasons team was completely dependent on the international players and local players had shown poor game due to which overall display of the team was failure in the both seasons. Local players get the opportunity to show their talent with this tournament but so far they have failed to stand on the expectations made from them.
Performance of Mumbai Indians in last two seasons: Mumbai Indians had shown dismal display in first two editions of Indian Premier League with ending at fifth rank in first edition played in India while in second edition player in South Africa they got seventh rank in eight teams. First season was very bad for the team as team lost their skipper because of hamstring injury and later Harbhajan Singh took the command of the team was suspended for hitting Sreesanth and later Shaun Pollock too the command of team till Sachin Tendulkar returned on 14 May. Team had lost their first four matches but after that they tried to come back and won six consecutive matches and lost three matches after that and they won the last match as well which made them win seven matches losing seven matches of fourteen matches and they were at rank five. In second season team started with win against Chennai Super Kings and second match was not played because of rain. In overall tournament team lost eight matches and won five matches and ended at seventh position. No doubt team had good players who performed well for the team but the local players were below average which made team end in poor display in tournament. In third edition of Indian Premier League Mumbai Indians will start their campaign with a home match against first season champions, Rajasthan Royals at the Cricket Club of India’s Brabourne Stadium on March 13, 2010.
Mumbai Indians team for third season: The Mumbai Indians team is most expensive team of all Indian Premier League teams and it is owned by Reliance Industries Limited at a total of 111.9 million dollars during auction on January 24, 2008. Bollywood star actor Hrithik Roshan is brand ambassador for the Mumbai Indians team while director of the team is T A Sekar. Mumbai Indians has the world’s highest paid cricketer Sachin Tendulkar who is known as the Icon Player of the team. Team has bought West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard for USD 750,000 during auction for year 2010 and team has chosen Harshal Patel from under-19 team for price of Rs. 800, 000. For the 2010 IPL, Mumbai Indians squad of 23 players will be having batsmen as Sachin Tendulkar who is also skipper for team as well, Saurabh Tiwary, Jean-Paul Duminy, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu and all-rounder like Sanath Jayasuriya, Ryan McLaren, Graham Napier, Rajagopal Sathish, Abhishek Nayar, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Ali Murtaza. Team has kept two wicket keepers in the squad which are Chandan Madan and Aditya Tare while bowlers in the squad are Harbhajan Singh, Syed Sahabuddin, Dilhara Fernando, Dhawal Kulkarni, Zaheer Khan, Lasith Malinga, Ishan Malhotra and Rahul Shukla. Team has many great players of the world in bowling and batting squad like master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, South African sensation, Jean Paul Duminy, Sri Lankan all-rounder Sanath Jayasuriya, West Indies all- rounder Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard while in bowling squad are Indian well experienced spinner Harbhajan Singh, Sri Lankan fast bowler Dilhara Fernando and Lasith Malinga. Team will try to show themselves in this third editions after poor display in first two editions.Share