Jos Buttler has been one of the most destructive batters in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the last 5-6 seasons. The star batter has made a name for himself with his batting performances since joining RR in 2018. In the 15th edition of the league in 2022, he scored 863 runs and bagged the orange cap. The English batter was also the MVP of the season. RR has had a great tournament so far. In the first match of the season, they beat LSG by 20 runs.

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In the following match against DC, RR won by 12 runs. Buttler has not been in good form in the IPL since 2023. It was one of the main reasons for RR not being able to qualify for the playoffs despite having a strong team on paper in 2023. RR would be hoping to see him back in form. Given his record against MI, one would think it would be the best way for him to get to grooves. Even the nature of the pitch where he bats is likely to suit his batting.

It has been a long time since the experienced batter won a match for his side with the bat. In the ODI WC 2023, his form was poor and did not help England. On the 1st of April 2024, RR will be facing MI at Mumbai. The focus would be on Buttler, who has a good record against most of the MI bowlers. The right-handed batter will be key for the success of RR. As MI has some of the best bowlers in the world, it would be interesting to see how Buttler fares against them. 

Jos Buttler’s Stats against MI in IPL History

The 24-year-old has played 8 innings against MI. Jos Buttler has scored 485 runs against the 5-time champions at an insane batting average of 69.29, and a batting strike rate of 152.04, including a hundred and four fifty-plus scores. The right-handed batter has managed to score the most number of runs for RR against MI, which is insane considering the number of matches he has played. His best score against the franchise is 100 which came back in 2022 at D Y Patil Stadium in Mumbai.

Total Matches Played 8
Runs scored 485
Batting Average 69.29
Batting Strike Rate  152.04
100s/50s 1/4
Best Score 100

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Memorable performances vs Mumbai Indians

In 2022, Buttler was at his best in the league. In the match against MI, he smashed a brilliant hundred despite starting slow in the innings. On a wicket which had some assistance for the bowlers, Buttler played well and weathered the storm early. After getting set, he went after the bowlers and unleashed his beast form. In the process, the star batter scored his first hundred against MI. Barring Jasprit Bumrah, no bowler could trouble him.

In the IPL 2019, MI had one of the best teams. They became the first-ever team to win the IPL four times. In one of the matches in the season, they asked RR to chase down 188. In an evening game, it was not easy. However, Jos played a blinder and helped RR to win the game. He smashed 89(43) which included 8 fours and 7 massive sixes. The knock came at a strike rate of 206.98 against the bowling attack of Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Alzarri Joseph, Krunal Pandya, and Hardik Pandya.

Key Battles for Jos Buttler vs Mumbai Indians

Jasprit Bumrah – The star bowler from MI is one of the fewest bowlers to have stopped Buttler in any capacity. Jos Buttler has struggled against Jasprit Bumrah, averaging 28.0 and striking at 96.6. The star batter has 56 runs in 58 balls against the Mumbai bowler. Even in the best batting season of Buttler in 2022, Bumrah had the better of him where he delivered a sensational yorker to get rid of the star batter.

Piyush Chawla – The experienced spinner will be a threat to Buttler, given how he has bowled in the last couple of seasons. Chawla has aged well and improved massively in the last season. The leg-spinner was the key wicket-taker in the middle overs for MI in the IPL 2024. The Rajasthan opener averages 32.00 and strikes at 133.3 and has been dismissed once by Chawla. If Buttler gets past the powerplay, he has to bat well against Chawla.

Jos Buttler’s Records and Milestones against MI

The English opener has 485 runs against MI in 8 games, which is the 15th most for a batter against MI in the history of the league. His batting strike rate of 152.04 is the best for a batter with a minimum of 480 runs against MI in the league. Buttler averages 69.29 with the bat against MI, which is the best for a batter against MI with a minimum of 480 runs.

He has also smashed 15 fours and a total of 72 boundaries against MI, the most for a batter from RR in the league. In 2022, Buttler smashed 100 in the match against MI and became one of the fewest RR batters to smash a hundred against MI. He has the most runs for an RR batter against MI. Jos has the most fifties for a batter from MI against MI (4). His 30 sixes is the most for an RR batter against MI. 

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