IPL 2013 stats: Mumbai Indians' stellar performance at home

Mumbai Indians have been undefeated in all their games at Wankhede stadium in IPL 2013 © IANS

Mumbai Indians have won all the eight games played at the Wankhede stadium which makes them the second team after Rajasthan Royals to achieve this incredible feat. Sarang Bhalerao digs deep into the numbers and finds out the reason why Mumbai have been dominant at their home.

Mumbai Indians opened the innings with Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting in the first game in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Subsequently Tendulkar and Dwayne Smith became the regular openers till the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. In their last home game against the Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai opened with Glenn Maxwell and Aditya Tare.

Comparison in the Powerplay overs at the Wankhede Stadium between Mumbai Indians and the rest of the IPL teams:

Mumbai Indians Opposition Runs scored by Mumbai Wickets Lost Runs conceded     by Mumbai Wickets Taken
1 Delhi Daredevils 38 2 46 2
2 Pune Warriors India 48 0 40 2
3 Royal Challengers Bangalore 52 1 35 1
4 Kings XI Punjab 36 1 55 2
5 Chennai Super Kings 32 0 32 4
6 Kolkata Knight Riders 41 0 38 1
7 Sunrisers Hyderabad 39 1 52 1
8 Rajasthan Royals 49 1 29 4

 

  • Mumbai Indians’ best performance in the batting Powerplay came against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) when they scored 52 in the first six overs.
  • Mumbai’s lowest total in the first six overs was recorded against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) when they scored only 32 runs albeit without the loss of any wicket
  • The worst bowling performance by Mumbai came against the Kings XI Punjab when the home team conceded 55 runs.
  • The best bowling by the home team came against Rajasthan Royals when Mumbai had them reeling at 29 for four.
  • Against the Mumbai Indians, Royals scored 32 runs more in the Powerplay overs
  • On an average Mumbai have scored 42 runs and have conceded 41 runs in the first six overs.
  • While Mumbai have lost only six wickets in the eight matches during the first six overs, they have picked up 17 wickets at the same time.

After the fielding restrictions the middle overs (overs 7 to 15) involves is a period of consolidation if the side has lost some wickets early on or if the start has been good it is a time when the batsman take their chances targeting the bowling.

Following is the comparative analysis of Mumbai against the rest of the sides in the middle overs.

Comparison in the middle overs (Overs 7 to 15) at the Wankhede Stadium between Mumbai Indians and the rest of the teams:

Mumbai Indians Opposition Runs scored by Mumbai Wickets Lost Runs conceded by Mumbai Wickets Taken
1 Delhi Daredevils 100 1 80 3
2 Pune Warriors India 67 2 78 2
3 Royal Challengers Bangalore 91 2 59 6
4 Kings XI Punjab 66 2 63 5
5 Chennai Super Kings 50 4 46 5
6 Kolkata Knight Riders 65 2 54 6
7 Sunrisers Hyderabad 74 2 79 1
8 Rajasthan Royals 83 2 77 2

 

  • Mumbai scored 100 in the middle overs against Delhi Daredevils courtesy of big hitting from Dinesh Karthik and Rohit Sharma. This has been their best performance so far in the middle overs.
  • Mumbai’s worst performance during the nine-over middle period came against CSK when they scored 50 runs losing four wickets.
  • Mumbai have picked up six wickets during the period twice: against RCB and KKR. They conceded 59 and 54 runs respectively against the aforementioned teams.
  • Against the Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai conceded 46 runs and picked up five wickets during the middle overs.
  • Mumbai conceded 77, 78, 79 and 80 runs against Rajasthan Royals, Pune Warriors India, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils respectively.
  • On an average Rajasthan have scored 74 runs for the loss of two wickets during the middle overs while they have conceded 59 runs picking up three wickets.
  • On an average Mumbai have scored 75 runs and have conceded 67 during the middle overs. They have lost 17 wickets in eight games and picked up 30 wickets in the middle overs.

The end overs of the innings have made a huge difference in the final analysis of the games. Mumbai have dominated the other teams in the business end of the innings — the final five overs.

Comparison in the final overs (Overs 16 to 20) at the Wankhede Stadium between Mumbai Indians and the rest of the teams

Mumbai Indians Opposition Runs scored by Mumbai Wickets Lost Runs conceded by Mumbai Wickets Taken
1 Delhi Daredevils 71 2 39 4
2 Pune Warriors India 68 1 24 2
3 Royal Challengers Bangalore 51 4 42 0
4 Kings XI Punjab 72 0 52 3
5 Chennai Super Kings 57 1 1* 1
6 Kolkata Knight Riders 64 4 13* 3
7 Sunrisers Hyderabad 71* 0 47 1
8 Rajasthan Royals 34 5 46 1

Chennai Super Kings were bowled out for 79 in 15.2 overs.
Kolkata Knight Riders were bowled out in 18.2 overs.
Mumbai Indians chased the total of 179 in 19.3 overs against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

  • On seven occasions Mumbai have scored more than 10 runs per over (RPO) during the final five overs.
  • Their worst performance in the end overs was against Rajasthan (34 for five).
  • Mumbai have scored at an average rate of 12.32 RPO in the death, losing 17 wickets in eight home games.
  • Mumbai have conceded 7.91 RPO in the death and have picked up 15 wickets during the final five overs.

Trivia

Rohit Sharma (3), Dinesh Karthik, Dwayne Smith, Kieron Pollard and Aditya Tare have scored half centuries for Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium. Karthik’s 86 against Delhi has been the highest score at the venue.

Pragyan Ojha’s three for 11 against CSK has been the best bowling figure recorded in Mumbai in IPL 2013.

(Sarang Bhalerao hails from a family of doctors, but did his engineering. He then dumped a career in IT with Infosys to follow his heart and passion and became a writer with CricketCountry. A voracious reader, Sarang aspires to beat Google with his knowledge of the game! You can follow him on Twitter here)