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IPL 2020: Four-time Champions, Lasith Malinga’s Record Wickets and Kieron Pollard’s Strike Rate – The Numbers That Define Mumbai Indians

IPL 2020: With the 13th edition of the IPL all set to start in the UAE from September 19, we take a look at some interesting numbers and records which define the performance of the most successful IPL team of all time, Mumbai Indians.

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Most number of IPL titles

MI have won the IPL four times. They have lifted the prestigious trophy in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019. Interestingly, Mumbai Indians seems to be following a pattern of winning the title every alternate year from 2013. They will have to break that trend to lift this year’s IPL trophy! Overall, Mumbai Indians have made it to 5 finals so far.

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Staggering win-percentage against a single IPL team

Mumbai Indians have dominated its contest against Kolkata Knight Riders, who are two-timed IPL champions and one of the heavyweights of the tournament. MI have won 19 of the 25 matches against them with a win-percentage of 76%. MI also holds the record for the highest win-percentage in a single IPL season, having won 12 of their 17 matches in 2017 with a win-percentage of 70.59%.

Most numbers of play-offs entered

Mumbai Indians have made it to the playoffs in 8 of the 12 editions of the IPL, the most by any IPL team. They qualified for the play-offs from 2010 to 2015, then in 2017 and 2019. This has helped MI also hold the record for the maximum number of matches played in IPL history – 187.

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Largest margin of victory by an IPL team

In 2017, Mumbai Indians hammered 212 runs for 3 wickets with half-centuries from Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard. A superb bowling display helped them wrap up the Delhi Daredevils line-up for a mere 66 runs handing Mumbai Indians a mammoth 146-run victory. It is the largest margin of victory for any team in the IPL history.

Highest batting strike-rate in IPL innings (minimum 30 runs)

Kieron Pollard holds the record for having the highest strike-rate in an IPL inning – 346.15.
Pollard blasted an unbeaten 45 runs off just 13 deliveries smashing 5 sixes against Delhi Daredevils in Wankhede Stadium in 2010.

Maximum number of wickets in IPL history

Lasith Malinga holds the record for being the leading wicket-taker in IPL history with 170 wickets in 122 matches at a strike rate of 16.6 and an economy of 7.14.
The Mumbai Indians legend shocked the cricketing fraternity by withdrawing his name from Dream11 IPL 2020 as he preferred to stay back at home in Sri Lanka to spend time with his loved ones and look after his unwell father. Being the leading wicket-taker in IPL history, MI will surely miss his services.

 

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