Indian Premier League 2023 was a topsy-turvy one for Mumbai Indians as they started the season with back-to-back defeats against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings. However, he bounced back well with three wins and once again lived up to his tag of a slow start.
They followed the same pattern throughout the season and towards the end, their place in the playoffs was in jeopardy at one stage, but Gujarat Titans opened the doors for them by defeating RCB in the last match of the league stage.
Mumbai finished fourth on the points table and managed to reach the playoffs but lost to Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 2.
ipl 2023 record
Played: 14; Won: 8; Lost: 6; standing : 4
high point of the season
Defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last league match and beating Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator were high points for Mumbai Indians this season. The two wins were crucial for the franchise and came under some crucial circumstances. A place for the playoffs was on the line when they faced SRH in the league stage and Cameron Green lived up to the hype around him to score a brilliant century and steer his side to victory in their 201-run chase. While the team put in a collective effort on the field in exotic conditions at Chepauk to outclass LSG.
low point of the season
Given that it was an ups and downs ride, there were no particular low points for MI as they bounced back well after a couple of losses every now and then, but the loss to Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 2 would have broken them .
MI were exposed against a class batsman in the bowling department – Shubman Gill, who slammed them all around the park. While Rohit Sharma’s poor form also continued in the mega clash as Mumbai failed to reach the final.
Rohit is touted as one of the best captains in IPL history and he once again showed why.
The 35-year-old led his troops well when the team was dealing with injuries to several players including Jasprit Bumrah, Jofra Archer and Jhye Richardson. He used his bowlers well in pressure situations to reach the playoffs.
However, his personal form with the bat was a concern for the team throughout the season with many critics suggesting he step down as captain from the next season, which could take some of the pressure off his shoulders and allow him Can help regain form.
most valuable Player
Suryakumar Yadav: Sky once again became the MVP for Mumbai Indians as he scored 605 runs in 14 matches this season at an average of 43.21, including five half-centuries and one century.
SKY entered the tournament in poor form as he had earlier registered a hat-trick of golden ducks against Australia in the ODI series. The 32-year-old had a rough start to the season as well, but he picked up at the right time to get Mumbai and their season back on track.
Rohit: This was the fourth consecutive season where Rohit failed to cross the 400-run mark in IPL. He scored just 332 runs in 16 matches at an average of 20.75. It was another forgettable outing for Rohit in the second qualifier as he was dismissed for 8 in the crucial clash against defending champions GT.
The flamboyant opener has scored just two fifties this season and six in the last four. Rohit may have to revamp his T20 game.
Jofra Archer: The five-time champions signed Archer ahead of IPL 2022 despite knowing that he would not be available for the season. He supported him when things were not going well with his fitness for England and he made a comeback for them in IPL 2023. once again. Even in the five matches he played, the English pacer managed to pick up just two wickets and concede runs at an economy of 9.5.
decision of the season
Looking at their performances last season, MI looked like a better side this season as they developed some young guns like Akash Madhwal, Tilak Verma and Nehal Wadhera into match-winners. Though they might be disappointed for not making it to the finals, but considering they finished as the third best team of the tournament, it can be tagged as quite a decent outing.
- Most Runs: Suryakumar Yadav – 605 runs
- Most wickets: Piyush Chawla – 22 wickets
- Highest individual score: Suryakumar Yadav – 103* runs
- Best Bowling Figures: Akash Madhwal – 5/5