Mumbai Indians have been one of the most successful franchises in the history of the IPL if not the most successful franchise. They have won four IPL titles and are looking in a great position to lift the IPL trophy for the fifth time. One of the main reasons for their success is the well-balanced team. They have some great batsmen in their team and great bowlers to complement these batsmen. There is a misconception that batsmen will win T20 games and trophies. It is always the bowlers who do the difficult job, and if your bowlers are doing well, then there is a better chance that you will end up on the winning side. MI has had some great bowlers over the years and even in this season, they have the deadly combination of Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah. So, who has had the best bowling figures in the IPL for Mumbai Indians? Let’s have a look at the six best bowling figures for MI in the history of the IPL.
Lasith Malinga – 4/16 vs Deccan Chargers
Lasith Malinga has been a genius with the ball for Mumbai Indians. He is one of the IPL greats. Mumbai Indians were up against Deccan Chargers in a league game in 2012. MI won the toss and asked DC to bat first. Malinga showed his magic in the first innings as he picked up four wickets for just 16 runs which meant DC were bowled out for 100 in 18.4 overs. Malinga picked up the wickets of Cameron White, Amit Mishra, Dale Steyn, and V Pratap Singh. MI won the game pretty easily with five wickets in hand.
Jasprit Bumrah – 4/14 vs Delhi Capitals
Jasprit Bumrah is having a dream IPL season for Mumbai Indians. He has picked up 25 wickets and is delivering whenever his team needs him. Mumbai Indians were up against Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 1 of IPL 2020. I had posted a huge total of 200 on the board and while chasing 201, Bumrah bowled a cracking yorker to get rid of the inform Shikhar Dhawan. He even dismissed the DC skipper Shreyas Iyer in the powerplay. When a partnership was building between Marcus Stoinis and Axar Patel, Bumrah was bought back to stop them, and that’s when he dismissed Marcus Stoinis and Daniel Sams in the same over. In the end, he picked up four wickets for 14 runs and MI won the match by 57 runs.
Munaf Patel – 5/21 vs Kings XI Punjab
Mumbai Indians were up against Kings XI Punjab in a league game in 2011. KXIP was asked to bat first and Munaf Patel the fast bowler from Mumbai Indians dismissed four of the top five batsmen. He got rid of Paul Valthaty, Shaun Marsh, Dinesh Karthik, and David Hussey. He came to get the wicket of Ryan Harris. As a result, he got his five-wicket haul against KXIP. Unfortunately, MI was bowled out for 87 and lost the game.
Harbhajan Singh – 5/18 vs Chennai Super Kings
Mumbai Indians were up against their rivals Chennai Super Kings in a league game in 2011. MI batted first and scored 164-4 in their 20 overs. Chasing 165, CSK started well but Harbhajan Singh spun a web in the middle-overs as he got the wickets of Suresh Raina, Srikanth Aniruddha, Albie Morkel, R Ashwin, and Joginder Sharma. Harbhajan Singh picked up five wickets for just 18 runs and which helped MI win the game by just eight runs.
Lasith Malinga – 5/13 vs Delhi Capitals
Mumbai Indians were up against Delhi Capitals in a league game in 2011. Delhi Capitals won the toss and opted to bat first. Lasith Malinga was right on the money as he dismissed David Warner and Unmukt Chand with great Yorkers. Malinga came back and knocked over the poles of Venugopal Rao and Morne Morkel. He got rid of Ashok Dinda to dismiss DC for 95. Malinga registered hid best figures in the IPL – 5/13 in 3.4 overs. MI won the game easily with eight wickets in hand.
Alzarri Joseph – 6/12 vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Alzarri Joseph was making his IPL debut against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2019. MI batted first and put up a below-par total of 136/7 on the board. Joseph who was on his debut got the wicket of David Warner on the first ball of his spell. He kept on picking up wickets as he got rid of Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, and Rashid Khan. At this stage, MI was ahead in the game and Joseph came back to finish off the innings as he got rid of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Siddarth Kaul. He picked up six wickets for 12 runs which were not only the best figures on debut but also the best figures in an IPL game. It was a dream debut for Alzarri Joseph as SRH was bowled out for 96.