Jasprit Bumrah is the best seam bowler who has played white ball cricket, says Michael Vaughan
By SMCS - Jun 30, 2024 6:40 pm
Views 6

Team India won the T20 World Cup 2024 by beating South Africa at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on June 29. Jasprit Bumrah became the Player of the Series as well. When the game was nearly out of hand, Bumrah provided crucial breakthroughs. He displayed the lowest economy rate for any bowler in the T20 World Cup edition as well. He plucked 15 wickets at an average of 8.26 and an economy rate of 4.17 as well. However, former England Captain, Michael Vaughan praised Bumrah and kept him at par with the likes of Wasim Akram.

Team India
Jasprit Bumrah took Team India to a miraculous win

“He is obviously a great bowler who plans to ball against all the different batters but you still got to have the skill sets and you’ve got to know when to bowl which delivery. If you can tell me a better seam bowler. I know Wasim Akram was special and there have been many others to mention but I just think he’s got this amazing action ability and he’s got the pace, he’s got all the different skill sets and he does it under pressure day in and day out. It’s not just two or three times at the World Cup. it’s pretty much every single game,” said Vaughan as quoted by Wisden.

However, Jasprit Bumrah was at his best in the powerplay as he dismissed Reeza Hendricks. The delivery looked unplayable and he replicated something similar when he cleaned up Marco Jansen at the death. Vaughan termed Bumrah the best seam bowler as well.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah cleaned up Reeza Henricks

“That first one to Reeza Hendricks is an absolute peach. He’s probably angled in probably going on to hit the leg stump and at the last minute it whips away and hits the off stump. That ball that gets Jansen again just angled in it through the gate but it’s more than that. It’s the other deliveries that you know the batters are trying to hit him and he just kind of follows them so they don’t get any width and then he sees them get a little bit of kind of room and he throws it out a bit wider he’s got that slower ball that’s a genius delivery. I honestly think he’s the best seam bowler who has played white ball cricket,” he concluded.