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Mumbai Indians are one of the most successful sides in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL), if one takes the win/loss ratio into account.  Since 2010, Mumbai have featured in all the knockouts, winning the title in 2013. Amit Banerjee sheds light on a few statistical highlights of the Rohit Sharma-led side.

Mumbai Indians (MI) have traditionally had a strong unit with big names such as Sachin Tendulkar, Sanath Jayasuriya, Harbhajan Singh, Shaun Pollock and Lasith Malinga having donned the blue jersey. The performances however, did not match their reputation in the first two seasons as MI failed to make it through to the knockouts.. The second season, which was hosted by South Africa, was MI’ worst-ever performance, winning only five out of 14 games. IPL 2015 Auction: Delhi Daredevils full list of players bought

Since 2010 though, it has been a different story. Sachin Tendulkar led from the front that year as his brilliant batting throughout the tournament took MI to the final, where they eventually lost to the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK).  Having qualified for every knockout-round since, MI’s finest hour came in 2013 when they clinched the title at the Eden Gardens. IPL 2015 Auction: Kolkata Knight Riders full list of players bought

MIs have had a quality crop of pinch-hitters over the years, which has been one of their strengths. Add to that a death bowler in the form of Lasith Malinga (one cannot forget the services of Zaheer Khan in this regard), and a leading off-spinner in Harbhajan Singh, and one has a team to reckon in hand. IPL 2015 Auction: Kings XI Punjab full list of players bought

Following are some statistics pertaining to the team since the inception of the league:

1. MI have won 63 out of the 110 matches that they have played till date in the league, recording a win percentage of 57.27, one of the highest among all the teams.

2. Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) purchased the MI franchise at the start of the Indian Premier League for a sum of $111.9 million, which made it the most expensive team in 2008.

3. Tendulkar has scored the most runs for the MI in a single edition of the IPL. He achieved this in the 2010 season. Note: Tendulkar made his final IPL appearance in the 2013 edition.

4. Mumbai Indians registered their highest total of 218 for seven against Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla in IPL 3. Their lowest total happens to be 87, the ignominy of which occurred in the next edition.

5. Rohit Sharma is the leading run-scorer in the current MI setup, with a total of 2903 runs from 112 matches, which also makes him the second-highest IPL run-getter of all time. Note: Rohit Sharma played for Deccan Chargers for three seasons between 2008 and 2010. Tendulkar has scored the most runs, if one takes into account the number of runs as a batsman playing for Mumbai Indians (2599 runs in 91 innings).

6. Sanath Jayasuriya has the highest individual innings score for a MI batsman, scoring an unbeaten 114 from 48 balls, including nine fours and 11 sixes against CSK at Mumbai in 2008.

7. Lasith Malinga is the leading wicket-taker for the MI, collecting 144 scalps in 100 appearances for the team. The Sri Lankan pacer also holds the team record for the best bowling figures in an innings (five for 13 against Delhi Daredevils at Delhi in 2011). The said bowling figures are the fourth-best overall in the IPL.

8. Skipper Rohit has another feather in his cap, which is that of the team record for most catches — 54 from 112 appearances, which is the second-highest of all-time in the IPL. Note: 20 of the 54 catches were taken by Rohit during his days at the Deccan Chargers. Kieron Pollard has taken 51 catches in five seasons for Mumbai Indians, which is the highest for a player continuously playing for the team.

9. Harbhajan Singh, with 118 matches, holds the record for most appearances for MI.

10. Herschelle Gibbs and Rohit Sharma shared a second-wicket partnership worth 167 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens during the 2012 IPL, making it the highest partnership for any wicket for the Mumbai Indians, as well as the fourth-highest partnership for any wicket in IPL.

(Amit Banerjee, a reporter at CricketCountry, takes keen interest in photography, travelling, technology, automobiles, food and, of course, cricket. He can be followed on Twitter via his handle @akb287)