IPL 2024
Jake Fraser-McGurk’s Spectacular 28-Run Blitz Against Avesh Khan
By CricShots - May 7, 2024 8:58 pm
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In IPL 2024, 22-year-old Jake Fraser-McGurk showcased his batting prowess yet again, leaving a mark despite missing out on selection for the T20 World Cup 2024 squad. Facing Rajasthan in a crucial match at the Aurn Jaitley Stadium, Fraser-McGurk initially struggled, standing at 7 off 7 balls as Trent Boult tested him with tight lines, even hitting him on the box early in the innings.

Jake Fraser-McGurk
Jake Fraser-McGurk smashed Avesh Khan for plenty of runs

However, the young Australian quickly found his groove, taking on Boult in the 3rd over with a six and a boundary. He then unleashed a barrage of boundaries in the 4th over against Avesh Khan, announcing his intent. Remarkably, Fraser-McGurk reached his fifty in just 19 balls, albeit his slowest in the IPL at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.

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This isn’t the first time Fraser-McGurk has impressed with his batting blitz. He previously smashed a 31-ball fifty on his IPL debut and followed it up with two more 15-ball fifties. His standout performance came against MI, where he blazed to 84 off just 27 balls, steering Delhi to a commanding total of 257.

With 309 runs in 7 matches at a staggering strike rate of 235.87, Fraser-McGurk’s explosive batting has kept the seasoned David Warner out of Delhi’s starting XI. Despite his exclusion from Australia’s T20 World Cup squad, Fraser-McGurk remains unfazed, seeing it as an opportunity to further prove himself.

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Acknowledging the disappointment, Fraser-McGurk maintains a positive outlook, emphasizing the need to focus on his performance rather than dwell on past selections. He views the situation as a testament to his rapid rise in contention for international cricket, highlighting the unpredictability of the sport and the potential for last-minute changes in squad selections.

As Fraser-McGurk continues to dazzle on the field, he remains determined to capitalize on every opportunity, hoping for a stroke of luck to potentially alter his World Cup fate before the squad deadline on May 23.