Jasprit Bumrah is arguably the best death overs bowler in cricket. He has a very unorthodox action but his accuracy is impeccable. Initially in his career, Bumrah was criticised for not being able to bowl with the new ball but now he has developed as a complete bowler.
He swings the ball both ways at good speed with the new ball. He has formed a very good partnership with Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Bumrah can also bowl in the middle overs to break partnerships. But, he is this best with the old ball when the batsmen are looking to clear the ground and score quick runs.
In death overs, Jasprit Bumrah mixes his length brilliantly and keep the batters guessing. But, his USP is bowling unplayable yorkers in the last few overs of the innings. Bumrah has the ability to reverse the ball and when he bowls yorkers, it becomes very difficult for the batters to negotiate.
In the last ODI of the recently concluded 3 match series between India and New Zealand, Bumrah once again proved his worth and gave a match winning performance for India. He took 3 wickets and reduced the flow of runs in a high-scoring game. He was brilliant in his first spell, in which he bowled 5 overs took 1 wicket and have just 11 runs.
He came back for his second spell and did what he does best. He didn’t give anything lose to the Kiwi batters who were looking hit everything out of the park.
He took wickets in his second spell but the calmness and intelligence with which he bowled the last few overs of the innings, was a treat to watch for all the admirers of fast bowling.
However, there was one very funny moment in the middle when Jasprit Bumrah ran out Tom Latham in a very funny way. He was very close to the stumps but he still smashed a bullet throw onto the stumps. And the way in which he threw the ball made MS Dhoni laugh out loud on the pitch. It was a very enjoyable moment. Watch it here:
VIDEO: MS Dhoni Couldn’t Stop Laughing At Bumrah’s Throw