The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is just a week away and all the teams are looking to keep no box unturned. It wouldn't be wrong to say that streets are already blaring horn, fans are on their feet and excitement has reached the highest echelon and Mumbai Indians is no exception. One player, in particular, is looking to prove his critics wrong. And the start to justifying MI’s faith in his abilities has begun on a positive note. India's 2011 World Cup star Yuvraj Singh had failed to find a team in the first round of auctions last year but Mumbai Indians picked him in the second round for a Rs 2 crore. And if his approach during a training session is anything to go by, one can only say - Good Luck opponents. The first ball he faced in the nets came, in his own words, from the middle of the bat and went for a six. The confidence is there to be seen.
Yuvraj, a veteran of 304 ODIs and 40 Tests, will be eager to middle them through the course of the upcoming IPL and guide the Mumbai Indians to their fourth title. The franchise is currently tied with Chennai Super Kings with three titles each and will be eager to make the top spot theirs alone.
The new season of the domestic T20 competition will begin on 23 March with the first match between the Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Mumbai Indians will begin their campaign a day later when they take on the rebranded Delhi Capitals at their home turf at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.