31 Mar 2021: IPL 2021: Records that can be scripted by Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians will be aiming to get the job done in the upcoming 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season, starting April 9.
Defending champions MI face Royal Challengers Bangalore in a crunch opening encounter in IPL 2021.
Mumbai, who have dominated the scenes since IPL 2013, can script several records (team and individual).
We present the records MI can script.
Trophies: MI can win three successive trophies
Mumbai are the only side with five IPL trophies. They have won the IPL in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020.
MI can win a record-extending sixth IPL crown. This could see them open up a gap by three trophies above Chennai Super Kings (3).
If MI can win the IPL 2021 trophy, they will become the first side to win three successive trophies.
Captaincy: Rohit can become the second-most successful skipper
Rohit Sharma has won 68 matches as captain in the IPL.
The senior MI player, who has won six IPL honors, needs seven victories to become only the second captain to register 75 wins after MS Dhoni (110).
He also needs four wins to become the second-most successful skipper in IPL history.
He can get past Gautam Gambhir's tally of 71 wins.
Runs: Surya, Hardik and Ishan can script these milestones
Suryakumar Yadav has made his presence felt for MI of late.
The Indian batsman has scored 1,416 runs at 35.40 for MI.
He needs 84 runs to complete the mark of 1,500 for MI.
He can become the fifth player to achieve this tally.
Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya (1,349) can also join Surya in this list.
Ishan Kishan (892) can get to 1,000 runs.
Bowling: Bowling records that can be scripted
Jasprit Bumrah is the third-highest wicket-taker for MI in IPL history (109).
He has achieved this tally 92 matches at 23.72.
Bumrah needs 19 wickets to get past former MI spinner Harbhajan Singh (127). This will help JB become MI's second-highest wicket-taker.
Meanwhile, Pandya brothers Krunal (46) and Hardik (42) can get to 50 wickets for MI in the IPL.