The Mumbai Champs in a team within the Indian Cricket League that is based in Mumbai city in the state of Maharashtra in India. The massage therapist of this team is Charlie Price, the physiotherapist is Danny Redrup and strength and conditioning coach is Paul Watson. Sandeep Patil is the coach of this team and the captain is Nathan Astle of New Zealand.
The members of the team are Ranjit Khirid of Pune, Anupam Sanklecha of Mumbai, Suyash Burkul, Shridhar Iyer, Raviraj Patil of Maharashtra, Nikhil Mandale of Mumbai, Pushkaraj Joshi of Pune, Dheeraj Jadhav of Pune, Avinash Yadav of Mumbai, Shreyas Khanolkar of Mumbai, Robin Morris of Mumbai, Subhojit Paul of Kolkata, Kiran Powar of Mumbai, Hasan Raza of Pakistan, Michael Kasprowicz of Australia, Johan van der Wath of South Africa and Taufeeq Umar of Pakistan.
On 27th October 2008, Mumbai Champs was defeated by Dhaka Warriors by 6 wickets. This match was played at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Gurgaon. The toss was won by Dhaka Warriors and they decided to field. Mumbai Champs scored 151 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs with RD Khirid remaining unbeaten on 51 in 25 deliveries. Dhaka Warriors scored 155 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 18.4 overs. Alok Kapali of Dhaka Warriors was selected as the Man of the Match. He was unbeaten on 48 in 35 deliveries inclusive of 4 boundaries and 3 sixers. He also bowled 4 overs, none of which were maidens, conceded 19 runs and took 1 wicket.
On 23rd October 2008, Lahore Badshahs defeated Mumbai Champs by 8 wickets. This match was played at Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad. Lahore Badshahs won the toss and decided to field. Mumbai Champs scored 140 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs. Jadhav scored 57 runs in 46 deliveries. Lahore Badshahs scored 141 runs for 2 wickets in 13.2 overs. Imran Nazir who scored 83 not out in 38 deliveries was selected as the Man of the Match.
Mumbai Champs attained the 5th position in the following tournaments – 2008 Indian Cricket League 20-20 Domestic Tournament and 2008 Indian Cricket League 50s.
The team was ranked 6th in the following tournaments – 2008 Indian Cricket League Edelweiss 20s Challenge and 2007 Indian Cricket League 20-20 Indian Championship.
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