Best Bowler in Mumbai Indians (MI)
Despite Wankhade being the home ground of Mumbai Indians, which is a paradise for batting, MI’s bowlers have never failed to put a lid on the runs scored. Mumbai have always given prominence to their bowling attack and are also successful in producing some serious talent who has even come up to play for India.
Here is the list of bowlers who have performed exceptionally well for Mumbai Indians and have even won matches for them over the years.
#5) Mitchell Johnson
This tall and muscular bowler is known for his ferocious beamers heading directly at the batsman’s face expeditiously. Despite his string of injuries Johnson never failed to make an impact in the IPL too.
Although this Australian played only 22 matches for Mumbai, Mitchell Johnson was successful in making 31 players as his victim with an economy of 7.14.
#4) Mitchell McClenaghan
This stylish left-handed seamer is seemed to be lost under the lights of great bowlers Mumbai possess but has been performing constantly under the shadows. Mitchell’s potential to swing the ball both ways in the power play has made him unplayable and is seen as a great threat to even the greatest of batsmen.
This New Zealander is successful in picking up 71 wickets out of the 56 matches he has played for Mumbai with an astonishing strike rate of 17.9.
#3) Jasprit Bumrah
Arguably one of the best T-20 specialists of recent times is an IPL found talent and is the key bowler for Mumbai Indians these days. This Indian is a dream player for any captain to have who operates both at the initial part of the innings and the death over’s effective.
Jasprit Bumrah has 93 scalps to his name out of 83 matches he has played for MI with an economy of 7.60.
#2) Harbhajan Singh
This Indian off-spinner has played a vital role for Mumbai in lifting 3 IPL trophies in the 10 years he played for them. Bhajji is a cunning operator who was successful in foxing the batsman every time the team needed it. For a fact, he has bowled 486.3 over’s which is the most for any bowler for Mumbai.
Harbhajan Singh was successful in picking up 127 scalps out of 136 matches with an economy of under 7 which is a high task in T-20 cricket.
#1) Lasith Malinga
His fearsome run-up, slinging action, toe crushing Yorkers coupled with slower ones have created nightmares to even the best of the batsmen over the years. This Sri Lankan legend is one of the consistent player MI have had over the years who have turned up in every situation Mumbai needed him and has never failed to keep up to the expectations. This lynchpin’s experience and vital inputs are irreplaceable and are the main reason to be topping this list.
Lasith Malinga has picked up a mammoth 170 wickets out of 122 matches he has played for Mumbai with an average of 19.8 which is one of the best in IPL.