cricket fever

Mumbai Indians' captain Rohit Sharma plays a shot during the 2016 Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at The Wankhede Cricket Stadium in Mumbai on April 28, 2016.

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MUMBAI — Online streaming website Netflix has announced its first Indian sports documentary "Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians,” which will premiere on March 1.

The docu-series, produced by Conde Nast Entertainment, will follow the Mumbai Indians on the road through the course of the 2018 Indian Premier League season as they sought to defend their 2017 IPL crown.

The series documents the unseen action, both on and off the field, starting with the 2018 IPL auction, when the entire team was re-organized, and closes with the end of their IPL campaign. It charts the emotional arc of the team, including the intense pressure the team faces.

It documents highly personal journeys of the young and talented team, led by captain Rohit Sharma, owners Nita and Akash Ambani as well as the brilliance of their coach - Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene.

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