Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah, Mumbai Indians’ lethal pace bowling duo were rested in their team’s last league match against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH). David Warner’s Hyderabad thrashed MI in that match by 10 wickets and qualified for the play-offs.
The two pacers returned successfully in the Qualifier 1 against Delhi Capitals on Thursday and reduced them to 0 for 3 in 1.2 overs. Chasing a target of 201 runs, Delhi Capitals could only manage 143/8 from their 20 overs.
Jasprit Bumrah Becomes Purple Cap Holder With 27 Wickets
Trent Boult finished with match figures of 2 for 9, while Jasprit Bumrah scalped 4 wickets by conceding 14 runs in 4 overs. He also went a step ahead of Delhi’s Kagiso Rabada’s tally of 25 wickets to become the new Purple Cap holder with 27 scalps. Trent Boult is 3rd among leading wicket-takers in IPL 2020 with 22 wickets averaging 19.4 while Jasprit Bumrah averages 13.92.
Two of world’s best fast bowlers have been on song this IPL and are now sharing 49 wickets amongst themselves. Trent Boult, who has bowled 16 balls less than Jasprit Bumrah in the entire tournament so far, is 5 wickets behind the Indian pacer. They are learning from each other’s experience and gelling up nicely, but there is one thing which Trent Boult finds ‘crazy’ in Jasprit Bumrah which is his tennis-ball cricket upbringing.
Trent Boult: Jasprit Bumrah Is Phenomenal And Experienced
In a video posted by MI, Trent Boult is talking about Jasprit Bumrah’s ‘crazy upbringing’ and tennis-ball cricket, which he does not know much about. At the end of the video, the Kiwi left-arm quick expresses his awe for the “amazing skills” of the 26-year-old Indian pacer who is reputed for bowling accurate yorkers.
“It’s probably one of the best things about being on this stage is meeting other fast bowers from around the world. Seeing how they operate. Jasprit is a phenomenal bowler. He is obviously experienced. He has played all around the world and he is very clear with what he is trying to do. He has a got a crazy upbringing. Playing a lot of tennis-ball ball cricket, I am not too familiar with how you play it but yeah, he has got some amazing skills,” Boult said.
Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult will be looking to end their season on high by contributing with their pace bowling in what could be Mumbai Indians’ record-extending 5th IPL title if they win the final on Tuesday.