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Are Mumbai Indians good enough to win IPL for a third time?

Apr 03, 2017 14:17 IST
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Mumbai Indians have always been the side in any IPL that catches attention even before the tournament starts. The most expensive franchise since the inception of the tournament, Mumbai Indians will look to be solid contenders of the cup this season as well. With Rohit Sharma recovering from injury a lot will rely on how the core of the team plays in the tournament. Hardik Pandya has been instrumental in the limited format of the game for India off late. Not only has he been able to contribute with the bat but has added more yards in his bowling. Another valuable addition picked up at the auction was Mitchell Johnson. Johnson has been in the news for his views on the India-Australia series but if history is to be reviewed, Mumbai Indians set up revived the faltering career of Johnson. Saurabh Tiwary, under the tutelage of Sachin Tendulkar, played within his areas of strength and not just slogged brazenly. He would be hoping that after being nowhere in IPL for the past couple of seasons; this year can prove to be his. An interesting pick from the auction was Asela Gunaratne who has been instrumental in making Sri Lanka win in South Africa. With so much talent stored in Mumbai Indians will back themselves to win the IPL for a third time.