Mumbai Indians have held the prestigious IPL title 5 times in their hands. They have always been the team that produces quality talent, and that list heavily includes bowlers. Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, and many more grabbed the eyeballs while performing for MI.
But just like every other team, few batsmen make scoring runs against the men in blue a cakewalk. Here we look at the top 10 batsmen who have succeeded against the robust bowling lineup of MI in the past.
Most Runs vs Mumbai Indians in IPL
|PLAYER||INNS||RUNS||AVERAGE||STRIKE RATE||HIGH SCORE||NOT OUTS||100s/50s|
|AB de Villiers||24||785||43.61||148.11||133*||6||1/4|
The South African sensation AB de Villiers became Indian fans’ favorite when he donned the red jersey of RCB. Playing against Mumbai takes the best out of ABD if we go by the records. The star RCB batsmen have piled up 785 runs in 24 innings at a stunning average of 43.61, the second-highest on the list and third overall. His unbeaten 133* against MI in Wankhede in 2015 is the highest score against the Mumbai Indians side in their IPL history. And the strike rate of 147.70 is the icing on the cake.
No prizes for guessing Suresh Raina’s name in the top half of the ladder. Raina scored over 5000 runs in his IPL career, which clearly shows how vital he is to the success of the Chennai Super Kings. The left-handed batsman is the first to score over 800 runs against the men in blue.
KL Rahul scoring over 800 runs in just 16 innings at an average that is the best against MI among any batter – 86.70, is quite a remarkable achievement. The strike rate of 135 adds more value as a responsible opener than he has been in recent years. He also has the most centuries against the Rohit Sharma-led side.
‘Gabbar’ of World Cricket is a sight whenever Shikhar Dhawan gets going. The same is the case in the Indian Premier League as well. The southpaw has a tremendous record against every team, but Mumbai Indians hold a special place in his heart, whether playing for them or against them. The left-handed batsman who played for MI in his initial years now loves to tear them apart. 800+ runs in 27 matches at an average of around 40 shows how much he loves to play against his former franchise. Don’t be surprised to see him owning up to this list for the next few seasons, as he still has many years of cricket left in him.
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