Mumbai Indians will commence their IPL 2021 journey with the first match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 9, 2021. This will be also the first match of IPL 2021 and will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Mumbai Indians are the defending champions who won the IPL 2020 final against Delhi Capitals.
Moreover, Mumbai Indians eye their third IPL trophy in a row in IPL 2021. In IPL 2019 too, Mumbai Indians lifted the trophy after defeating Chennai Super Kings in the final by just 1 run.
Ahead of IPL 2021 auction, Mumbai Indians bid goodbye to 7 players from the squad. They were- Prince Balwant Rai, Digvijay Deshmukh, Lasith Malinga, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson, Sherfane Rutherford, and Mitchell McCleneghan. During IPL 2021 auction, Mumbai Indians bought 7 players in their squad.
Firstly, they re-bought Nathan Coulter-Nile after releasing him earlier. Other players which Mumbai Indians bought in IPL 2021 were Adam Milne, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, and Arjun Tendulkar.
Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians is the most successful team in the Indian Premier League as they have won the title for a record five times. Mumbai Indians won the IPL trophy in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. Mumbai Indians are so successful in IPL because they comprise some strong bowlers in their squad.
After the ouster of Lasith Malinga from the team, we look at three bowlers who can be the highest wicket-takers for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 3 Players Who Can Be The Highest Wicket Takers For Mumbai Indians (MI)
Jasprit Bumrah is a bowler who has the ability to be the highest wicket-taker in the entire IPL 2021 tournament. Last year, the right-arm pacer Bumrah scalped most wickets for Mumbai Indians with 27 wickets in 15 matches.
In IPL 2019 too, Bumrah bagged most wickets for Mumbai Indians. Hence, the Indian pacer can be the highest wicket-taker for Mumbai Indians for the third time in a row in IPL 2021.