Before the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League, Jasprit Bumrah worked on his yorker game (IPL). Bumrah’s IPL unit, the Mumbai Indians (MI), shared a video on social media in which the fast bowler is seen repeatedly hitting a ‘block-hole’ length marker with his yorkers. “BOOM…ED!” wrote MI as the video’s caption. After missing the white-ball leg of England’s 2021 tour to India and the final Test of the four-match series, Bumrah is expected to return to action in the IPL. Bumrah recently married Sanjana Ganesan, a TV host.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 4, 2021
Bumrah has been a main player for MI over the last eight years, appearing in their IPL championship squads in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020.
In 92 matches, the right-arm fast bowler has 109 wickets at an economy rate of 7.41 runs per over.
With 27 wickets from 15 games and an economy rate of 6.73 runs per over, he was one of MI’s star performers in a title-clinching 2020 season.
MI will begin their title defence against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the tournament opener on April 9 in Chennai (RCB).
RCB were dealt a blow ahead of the tournament when Devdutt Padikkal, their top scorer from IPL 2020, was quarantined at his Bengaluru home after testing positive for Covid-19 on March 22.
After Delhi Capitals’ Axar Patel, Padikkal is the second player to test positive for the virus.
Despite the rising number of Covid-19 cases across India, especially in Maharashtra, IPL matches in Mumbai will go on as scheduled, according to Sanjay Naik, secretary of the Mumbai Cricket Association.