Mumbai Indians, led by Sachin Tendulkar is owned by Reliance Industries Limited. It had a fair season in 2008 where it performed considerably well. However it was unable to breach through to the finals. The team is owned by business tycoon, Mukesh Ambani. Although it was his wife, Nita Ambani who was seen to handle the affairs of the Mumbai Indian team. They are looking for a triumph in this IPL series in 2009.
For this series new players like Mohammad Ashraful, JP Duminy and Kayle Mills have been signed to brighten prospects. Additionally, Shikahr Dhawan is transferred in their team along with Zaheer Khan.
Harsh Bhogle is the media adviser for this team. The Brand Ambassador is the charismatic Hritik Roshan.
Owner of the Team: Reliance Industries
Captain of the Team: Sachin Tendulkar
Coach of the Team: Lalchand Rajput
Franchisee: Reliance Industries Ltd
Franchise cost: $111.9 million
Batsmen:Jean-Paul Duminy, Mohammed Ashraful, Shikhar Dhawan, Sachin Tendulkar(Captain), Saurabh Tiwary, Ajinkya Rahane, Jaydev Shah
All Rounders: Ryan McLaren, Dwayne Bravo, Sanath Jayasuriya, Graham Napier, Kyle Mills, Abhishek Nayar, Jude Singh
Wicket Keepers: Yogesh Takawale, Pinal Shah, Luke Ronchi
Bowlers: Zaheer Khan, Dilhara Fernando, Harbhajan Singh, Dhawal Kulkarni, Lasith Malinga, Rohan Raje, Chetanya Nanda, Rahil Sheikh
Head Coach: Lalchand Rajput
Assistant Head Coach: Sameer Dighe
Bowling Coach: Shaun Pollock
Fielding Coach: Jonty Rhodes
Physiotherapist: Dr. Nitin Patel