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Keeping it simple and assessing the wicket is what Jasprit Bumrah does when he comes out to bowl

October 28, 2020

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Ankit Seth

Kolkata Knight Riders required 96 in the last five overs against Mumbai Indians in the fifth round of IPL 2020. Rohit Sharma gave the ball to his Jasprit Bumrah and like consistently, the Gujarat pacer delivered. Inside four balls, Bumrah sent back Russell and Morgan, and with it, KKR's hopes of winning the match vanished.

Since the time he previously burst on to the scene in IPL 2013, Bumrah has been on target. Be it opening the bowling, in the middle-overs, at the death, or while bowling the Super Over. With regards to landing perfect Yorkers, Bumrah is straight up there close by Kagiso Rabada and Mohammed Shami.

Perhaps the best exponents of the yorker, Bumrah has shifted his line and length to find batsmen napping. From the start occasion, he bowled Russell with a decent length ball that was bowled at pace and calculated in. The second time around, his short one continued pursuing Russell who attempted to influence away yet proved unable, edging it to the wicketkeeper.

Jasprit Bumrah is one wicket away from getting 100 IPL wickets

Kings XI Punjab were cruising towards a win with captain KL Rahul in order. However, Bumrah stepped in once more, bowled an ideal yorker to which Rahul had no answer. It changed the script of the match and took it to the Super Over where he yielded only five runs which MI couldn't chase down and lost the context in the second Super Over.

Chasing 194 for the win, Rajasthan Royals relied upon Steve Smith. But Jasprit Bumrah had different plans. He bowled one outside the off stump. Smith, in his enthusiasm, followed it and just wound up edging it. Bumrah got another three as MI won by 57 runs.

Talking in front of their match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday, Bumrah said he doesn't attempt to convolute things and it works for him.

Bumrah said that he simply attempt to keep it straightforward. He tries to survey the wicket, the circumstance, boundary sizes, and afterward pick his alternatives. Bumrah is MI's second-best bowler in IPL history behind Lasith Malinga. He needs only one wicket to arrive at the 100-wicket mark.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth