Top 5 bowling performances of Jasprit Bumrah in IPL
Talent can only do its bit. But for the talent to become a superstar, he must be spotted by an expert. One such expert is former Indian men’s team and Mumbai Indians’ head coach, John Wright. Ahead of the 2013 IPL auctions, Mumbai Indians was not as intimidating as they are now.
Wright was in search of some fresh, new faces and hence decided to pay a visit to the domestic games. In one such Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy game, he was surprised by the action of a young pacer. A decision was made to sign him on that very day. After 7 years, that player with an unorthodox action – Jasprit Bumrah, is one of the best pacers in the world currently.
Let us have a look at the top 5 bowling performances of Jasprit Bumrah in IPL:
5. 3/24 vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (2017)
We start off with a match in 2017, which was Jasprit Bumrah‘s best-ever season from an individual viewpoint. This spell came against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium. Batting first, Hyderabad went off to a great start and didn’t lose a single wicket in the first ten overs.
After Harbhajan Singh and Mitchell McClenaghan got rid of the Hyderabad top order, Bumrah joined the party at the death. His first victim of the game was Australian all-rounder Ben Cutting. He then got two more wickets in his next over. Naman Ojha and Rashid Khan were the victims this time around. Bumrah’s spell at the death helped Mumbai restrict Hyderabad to a score under 160, which they managed to chase down easily.
4. 3/20 vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (2019)
This mention on the list of top 5 bowling performances of Jasprit Bumrah in IPL is from the last season. Mumbai Indians travelled to M. Chinnaswamy Stadium to take on Royal Challengers Bangalore for this encounter. Batting first, they scored a commendable total of 187 runs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore lost two wickets inside the first seven overs, but then Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers formed a great third-wicket stand. Just as when the game was slowly slipping away from Mumbai, Bumrah pulled things back by getting rid of his Indian team’s skipper. He then took two wickets in his next two overs, in the form of Shimron Hetmyer and Colin de Grandhomme. It was enough to hand Mumbai a victory.
3. 3/15 vs Kings XI Punjab (2018)
This spell came in 2018, which personally for Bumrah, was not as good as the 2019 or the 2017 season. Mumbai Indians took on Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium. Batting first, the MI batting lineup set up a big score of 186 runs.
Mitchell McClenaghan dismissed Chris Gayle very early, but Aaron Finch and KL Rahul set up a good partnership. Once again as the game was slowly slipping away from Mumbai’s grasp, Bumrah restored parity by dismissing Aaron Finch. In the same over, he dismissed all-rounder Marcus Stoinis. As the final nail in Punjab’s coffin, he dismissed KL Rahul in his next over.
2. 3/13 vs Delhi Capitals (2016)
This entry on the list of top 5 bowling performances of Jasprit Bumrah in IPL is from a 2016 game. Though Bumrah’s debut in IPL was in 2013, the 2016 season was the only which got him into the limelight. Against Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai batted first and scored 206 runs.
Delhi had a horrific start to the run chase. They lost 4 wickets for just 71 runs. Jean-Paul Duminy and Rishabh Pant were just starting to show some resilience, but any chances of a fightback went for a toss when Bumrah dismissed both the batters in the same over. He completed his 3-wicket haul by getting rid of Amit Mishra.
1. 3/7 vs Kolkata Knight Riders (2017)
Bumrah’s best-ever performance came in a very crucial 2017 tie against Kolkata Knight Riders. It was the Qualifier 2 game, meaning the loser will have to say goodbye to their hopes of lifting a title. Bowling first at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bumrah gave Mumbai a great start by dismissing Chris Lynn in the second over.
In the sixth over, he got rid of another important KKR batsman in Robin Uthappa. When he was reintroduced into the bowling attack at the death overs, he completed his 3-wicket haul by dismissing current MI teammate Suryakumar Yadav. Bumrah’s spell helped MI register an easy win, and they eventually won the competition.