Ultimate XI T20 Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah

By August 04, 2020
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Jasprit Bumrah came to international prominence courtesy of an injury to Mohammed Shamsi, but he has not looked back since. The Indian team, at the time, desperately needed a death bowler, and Bumrah was it.

There are two weapons the paceman employ brilliantly, and it works just as well in T20s as it does in any form of cricket. Bumrah is master of the art of bowling Yorkers. With the Bumrah yorker, batsmen trying to earn quick runs at the death are faced with the added disadvantage of reverse swing, something he has a knack for finding, even with the limited movement of the white ball.

The slightly built pacer possesses a fast arm action and this has made his slower ball and other variations almost imperceptible.

While many cricketers have come to international cricket at the Test or ODI level and then adapted to the shortest form of the game, that is not the case for Bumrah.

Bumrah has gone the other way, using the Indian Premier League and his performances for the Mumbai Indians as a catalyst, he earned a place in T20 cricket first, before also doing the same with the Indian One-Day International team. Eventually, Bumrah would make his debut as a Test player and go on to show the kind of adaptability that makes for the best exponents of the T20 game.

In 2017, bowling against the Gujarat Lions in the IPL, Bumrah showed his skill in a super over. Given the ball ahead of Lasith Malinga, Bumrah successfully defended just 12 runs, against the might of Aaron Finch and the ultra-aggressive Brendon McCullum. He was at the peak of his powers. As a death bowler, Bumrah’s average is 7.06, which is quite remarkable.

 

Career Statistics (2013-present)

Full name: Jasprit Jasbirsingh Bumrah

Born: December 6, 1993, Ahmedabad (26)

Major teams: India, Gujarat, India A, India Green, India Under-23s, Mumbai Indians, West Region

Playing role: Bowler

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm fast

 

T20I Career

Mat   Inns   Balls      Runs     Wkts     BBI    BBM       Ave      Econ   SR      4w    5w    10w

50         49    1075      1195        59       3/11    3/11      20.25     6.66   18.2     0         0      0

T20 Career

Mat   Inns   Balls     Runs     Wkts     BBI    BBM     Ave    Econ    SR       4w    5w    10w

157     156   3480      4098       182       3/7     3/7      22.51    7.06   19.1       0       0       0

 

Career Highlights

  • #1 Indian T20I wicket-taker, 59 in 50 matches at 20.25
  • Most T20I wickets in the calendar year 2016 (28)
  • 183 T20 wickets taken at 22.51
  • Named in T20 XI of the year by ESPNCricinfo in 2016 & 2017
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