ICC World Cup 2019: Michael Vaughan impressed with Jasprit Bumrah’s death bowling
Bumrah gave away only 44 runs in his 10 overs against England.
Updated - Nov 3, 2019 7:24 pm
Jasprit Bumrah has flourished for the India team for quite some time now. He is currently ICC’s number one ranked ODI bowler and it’s not much of a surprise. Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, relies on him to get breakthroughs at any stage of an encounter. Quite astonishingly, Bumrah delivers in most cases. The youngster has a leather Yorker up his sleeve, which is almost impossible to get away.
Bumrah has done exceptionally in the ongoing 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. In the first five matches of the mega event, he delivered immaculate line and lengths and picked up nine wickets in those games. The 25-year-old speedster also went on to bag the Player of the Match award in the humdinger of an encounter versus Afghanistan at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.
Jasprit Bumrah at his best
At the Edgbaston in Birmingham, Bumrah produced another excellent spell. Even as England went on to garner a mammoth score of 337 in the 50 overs, he conceded only 44 runs in his spell of 10 overs. Though he only finished with the wicket of Ben Stokes, who top-scored for the Brits with 79, he was hard to get away. He was so effective that even managed to bowl a maiden amidst the flurry of runs.
Kohli saved five overs of Bumrah for the death and even Stokes, who was seeing the ball like a football after his fourth half-century of the tournament, couldn’t take him on. Runs leaked at an alarming rate from the other end, but Bumrah kept hitting the right channels time and again. Stokes tried to be cheeky against him but ended up hitting the ball straight down the throat of Ravindra Jadeja at fine leg.
Former England cricketer Michael Vaughan who is closely following the game was awe-struck by Bumrah’s bowling in the death overs. He also hailed him as the very best by quite a distance. Vaughan took to Twitter and wrote, “How good is @Jaspritbumrah93 !!! His last 5 overs were an exhibition of to bowl at the death … Best in the World by a country mile … #CWC19,”
Here is Vaughan’s tweet:
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 30, 2019