02 Apr 2021: IPL: A look at MI's recent performances (2018-2020)
The 14th edition of Indian Premier League will be underway on April 9.
Five-time winners Mumbai Indians are set to open their campaign against Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 9.
Mumbai, who finished fifth in the IPL 2018 season, won the title in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
After looking at CSK and SRH, here we present MI's recent performances from 2018-20.
IPL 2018: MI finished fifth in the IPL 2018 season
In the IPL 2018 season, MI finished fifth in the league standings and failed to qualify for the playoffs.
They registered six wins and eight losses in 14 games.
MI claimed 12 points with a NRR of +0.317.
Notably, the Rohit Sharma-led side lost their final match of the league campaign against Delhi.
A win could have seen them make it to the playoffs.
Fact: Surya and Hardik do well for MI in IPL 2018
Suryakumar Yadav stood out with the bat for MI in IPL 2018, racking up 512 runs at 36.57. He was the only batsman for MI to score 500-plus runs. With the ball, all-rounder Hardik Pandya claimed 18 wickets at 21.16.
IPL 2019: MI are crowned champions in IPL 2019
MI beat Chennai Super Kings by a solitary run in the IPL 2019 final to be champions.
MI finished top of the standings in the league stage, having won nine out of 14 games.
They collected 18 points with a NRR of +0.421.
In the playoffs, MI qualified for the final having won Qualifier 1 against CSK.
They beat them again in the finale.
Fact: IPL 2019: Bumrah, De Kock stand out for MI
Jasprit Bumrah was exceptional with the ball for MI in 2019. He claimed 19 scalps at 21.52. Meanwhile, Quinton de Kock scored the most runs for MI (529). He averaged 35.26. De Kock was the third-highest run-scorer that season.
IPL 2020: MI defend their IPL crown in style
MI topped the league standings once again, picking up 18 points from 14 matches.
They had a NRR of +1.107.
In the playoffs, Mumbai beat second-placed Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 1.
They reached the final after winning by 57 runs.
In the final, MI were clinical against DC once again.
They won the match by five wickets to defend their crown.
Fact: IPL 2020: Three MI batsmen shine, Bumrah excels once again
MI saw three of their batsmen in the top 10 in terms of runs. The likes of Ishan Kishan (516), De Kock (503), and Surya (480) were consistent with the bat to help the side. Bumrah claimed 27 wickets at 14.96.