Best Economy Rates Against MI
Even if you can’t take wickets in the IPL, keeping your economy rate to a bare minimum is another way of building pressure and inching closer to a wicket. And, when you play a team as competitive as Mumbai Indians, you need to employ a mixture of both!
Here’s a list of bowlers with the Best Economy against MI in IPL matches to find out who has been doing well against the IPL’s record champions.
Best Economy Rates Against MI
5. Irfan Pathan
Starting off this list of bowlers with the Best Economy Rates Against MI in IPL matches is former Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab, Gujarat Lions, and Delhi Daredevils fast bowler Irfan Pathan. The left-arm bowler, who has bowled the most maidens against Mumbai Indians in IPL history as well, has played against Mumbai on 15 occasions, taking 15 wickets and maintaining a respectable economy rate of 7.03 during that time.
Known for his ability to swing the ball a mile (both ways) and bamboozle batsmen, Irfan Pathan’s career was adversely affected by injury towards the end, which means that we might have seen him feature higher up on this list had he been in peak condition.
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4. Sunil Narine
Next on this list of bowlers with the Best Economy against MI in IPL games is Kolkata Knight Riders’ West Indian spinner Sunil Narine. Narine started off his IPL career as a mystery spinner who no batsmen seemed to be able to pick and became one of the tournament’s most lethal strike bowlers. In 16 matches against Mumbai Indians, Narine has maintained an admirable economy rate of 6.87.
However, he ran into some trouble with his action and has seen his bowling opportunities decrease dramatically. However, Narine has since reinvented himself as a useful pinch-hitter, regularly opening the innings for KKR and rolling his arm over now and then when needed. Whether it’ with bat or ball, expect to see him contribute in the 2020 season as well!
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3. Ravichandran Ashwin
Another spinner follows Narine on this list of bowlers with the Best Economy Rates Against MI in IPL matches, and it’s the former Chennai Super Kings, Rising Pune Supergiants, and Kings XI Punjab off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Ashwin made his name as a crafty operator who spin and flight to deceive batsmen into getting dismissed and has since also developed a few trick deliveries to further increase his chances of getting wickets.
As a result, his economy rate stays quite low too – in 24 matches against Mumbai Indians, Ashwin has conceded runs at a rate of just 6.53. Although Ashwin has seen his opportunities with the Indian cricket team dwindle over the years, he has moved to the Delhi Capitals ahead of the 2020 season of the IPL, where his experience will surely play a big part in how Delhi perform this season.
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2. Dale Steyn
Second, on this list of bowlers with the Best Economy against MI in IPL cricket is another bowler who is more well-known for taking wickets and enjoys a great economy rate as a result. South African pacer Dale Steyn, who has terrorised batsmen for years now, does the same job in the IPL.
During his time with Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Deccan Chargers, Steyn has faced Mumbai Indians 13 times, taking 15 wickets and maintaining an economy rate of 6.39. He will be returning to the IPL in 2020 and will definitely have his sights set on number one on the list!
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1. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
The aforementioned number one on this list of bowlers with the Best Economy Rates Against MI in IPL matches happens to be Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Having played for Pune Warrior and Sunrisers Hyderabad, Bhuvi has established himself as one of India’s most dependable bowlers.
What makes his presence atop this list of bowlers with the best economy rates against MI is the fact that he usually opens the bowling and closes out the innings, both extremely high-scoring periods of the game where batsmen are generally looking to get after the bowling. Kumar has played 14 times against Mumbai Indians, during which time he has taken 18 wickets at an economy rate of 6.02.
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