Finally, some good news coming from IPL – which has already been hit by COVID-19. On Tuesday, all Mumbai Indians players and members of the support staff; tested negative for coronavirus. This will give a lot of respite to fans.Also Read - Hardik Pandya in Our Plans For Captaincy Role to Manage Rohit Sharma's Workload - BCCI Selector CONFIRMS
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Things have not been good with a few days to go for the season opener where Mumbai Indians will take on the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore. From three players to Wankhede groundsmen contracted the virus and have been isolated as per the SOP. Also Read - Jasprit Bumrah on Standby to Lead India in 5th Test vs England if Rohit Sharma's Misses Out: Report
The defending champions would once again start favourites thanks to their bench strength. The expectations would be higher for them. They would be playing most of their matches in Chennai – which does not have a pitch like Wankhede – Mumbai’s home. They have the quality and the depth to adapt.
Eyes would be on Ishan Kishan because of the form he showed for India in his national debut.
Since March, there has been a massive surge in COVID-19 cases in India and experts are calling it the Second Wave. Despite health concerns, BCCI and MCA have assured that IPL will go ahead as per schedule. That means the season opener will take place on April 9 as planned.
Mumbai Indians complete squad for IPL 2021
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Lynn, Mohsin Khan, Saurabh Tiwary, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar