India vs Australia 2019, Ashish Nehra
Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Last Update on: February 25th, 2019 at 10:09 am

Australia needed 16 runs from the final two overs, eight runs/over is a norm in T20I in which the batting team wins the game on nine out of ten occasions. However, Jasprit Bumrah has the ability to change the course of the match. Bumrah turned India vs Australia first T20I match on its head in the penultimate over when he conceded only two runs and scalped two wickets, to put India in the driver’s seat. Subsequently, former Australian paceman Shaun Tait believes Jasprit Bumrah is the best death bowler in the world.

Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah is generally right on the money with his death bowling. Bumrah has the skills to land his yorkers on target and he doesn’t give a sniff to the batsmen. There are no freebies and his brisk pace can catch the batsmen off guard. Bumrah was at his best in the first T20I against Australia as he scalped two wickets and gave away only 16 runs in his quota of four overs.

India vs Australia 2019: Jasprit Bumrah is the Best Death Bowler in the World - Shaun Tait
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Bumrah is a big asset for the team.

Shaun Tait said while talking to ESPN Cricinfo, “He (Jasprit Bumrah) summed up the conditions really well. He obviously saw the Australians, he bashed the ball into the pitch, if that makes sense, on that pitch. He bowled a good length and Handscomb could not pick him up, who is a genuine batsman. So, he got his yorkers really well and obviously, he bowls them really well. But also, he bowls that heavy length bowl at the right time, which I think he bowled really well. At the end of the day, he is the best death bowler in the world, there is no surprise in that”.

Jasprit Bumrah is a big asset for the Indian team who has delivered the goods in almost every match. In fact, Bumrah is at the numero uno position in the ICC ODI rankings. He bowls like wind and has the skills the breath down the neck of the opposition batsmen.

Jasprit Bumrah, Australia vs India 2018
Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Australia required 14 runs off the final over after a fine 19th over from Bumrah, who turned the tables in favour of India. However, Umesh Yadav could not defend 14 runs off the last over. Jhye Richardson and Pat Cummins smashed a boundary each and ran a couple of twos to get Australia over the line in the nail biter. Consequently, Australia won the match by the skin of their teeth.

The second T20I will take place at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on 27th February.

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