10 Facts about Mumbai Indians’ latest pace sensation Alzarri Joseph
He made his first-class debut at the age of 18 back in November 2014.
Published - Apr 8, 2019 12:12 pm | Updated - Apr 8, 2019 1:04 pm
#3 The Under-19 World Cup final
Alzarri Joseph in 2016 Under-19 World Cup Final picked three big Indian wickets and helped Windies win the tournament. He picked up the key wickets of Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan and Anmolpreet Singh. He blew away India’s top-order and finished his spell with figures of 3/39 in his 10 overs.
#4 He has the rare feat of getting a batsman out stumped
The mode of dismissal – stumped is for spinners unless the wicket-keeper is standing up to the stumps for the quicker men. Despite that, we rarely see stumpings off pacers. However, Alzarri Joseph has a rare feat of getting a batsman out stumped even though the keeper was standing at the normal position.
Rishabh Pant was batting outside his crease in the 2016 Under-19 World Cup final and left an outside off-stump ball alone. Little did he know that keeper Imlach would have a shy at the stumps and catch him short. Hence, Joseph got Pant out stumped.