Mumbai Indians (MI) is a franchise cricket team representing the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra, in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The franchise is owned by India’s biggest conglomerate, Reliance Industries, through its 100% subsidiary IndiaWin Sports. The primary home ground of the Mumbai Indians is the Wankhede Stadium.
Mumbai Indians is currently captained by Rohit Sharma. Mahela Jayawardene has been appointed as the new head coach of Mumbai Indians for the 2017 season. Sharma is the leading run scorer of the team while Lasith Malinga is the leading wicket taker.
Team name, motto and logo design of Mumbai Indians:
The motto of the team is “Duniya Hila Denge Hum…”, which translates to We will rock the world. The first anthem of Mumbai Indian was based on this motto, wherein the Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan was roped in for a promotional video campaign. The team logo is the Sudarshan Chakra (or Razor) as initially the name of the team was supposed to be “Mumbai Razors” before Sachin Tendulkar suggested to keep it Mumbai Indians.
Jersey colours of Mumbai Indians:
The team’s primary colour is blue with silver stripes on either sides of the jersey. The team colours was almost the same in 2008 and 2009, with Idea as the principal sponsor, except for the colour shade and additional sponsors. In 2010, a new kit with golden stripes was unveiled. In 2011, kit used in 2010 is being used with Hero Honda as the main sponsor. The 2011 jersey also has three gold stripes going towards the back on the side of the jersey for the new players in the team. The kit manufacturer was Adidas from the start of IPL in 2008 till 2014. In 2015, Performax, an in-house brand of Reliance Trends, replaced Adidas as the kit manufacturer.
Administration and Management of Mumbai Indians:
Owner – Reliance Industries
Head coach – Mahela Jayawardene
Assistant coach – Paras Mhambrey
Batting coach – Robin Singh
Bowling coach – Shane Bond
Fielding coach – James Pamment
Team manager – Rahul Sanghvi
Batting Mentor – Sachin Tendulkar
Bowling Mentor – Lasith Malinga
Youth development and head talent scout – John Wright
Assistant strength and conditioning coach – Afzal Khan
Video analyst – CKM Dhananjai
Physio – Dr Nitin Patel
Trainer – Paul Chapman
Nutritionist – Kinita Kadakia Patel
Masseur – Robert Gibson