Mumbai Indians displayed another complete performance on Sunday against Delhi Capitals in Abu Dhabi with Krunal Pandya hitting the winning runs for them. Before striking a four that sealed Mumbai Indians’ spot at the top of IPL 2020 points table, Krunal Pandya delivered a miserly spell of bowling, finishing with figures of 4-0-26-2. The spin-bowling all-rounder acknowledged their pacers, who can consistently clock 140 kph.
Mumbai Indians have consistently played the pace trio of James Pattinson, Jasprit Bumrah, and Trent Boult, all three of them proving wicket-takers and controlling the flow of runs. Boult and Bumrah have 11 wickets while Pattinson has nine wickets so far in seven games. As for Mumbai Indians’ IPL 2020 campaign, they zoomed to the top of the table with a five-wicket victory over Delhi Capitals and have won five out of seven fixtures.
Krunal Pandya conceded that it is indeed a blessing for any team to have pacemen, capable of clocking speeds up to 140 kph consistently. Hence, for any outfit to bowl with speed along with the ability to swing the ball, is extremely handy. Pandya added that the performance from the fast bowlers was special while not leaking too many runs in the middle overs also helped their cause.
“The fast bowlers were special at the death, we didn’t concede that many runs and in between Chahar also bowled very well. So overall it was a very good team effort. It is a blessing that we have three bowlers who can bowl 140 kph consistently. So for any team to have three bowlers who can bowl quick and can swing the ball upfront as well is very good for them,” Pandya stated in the press conference.
“Happy the way I bowled today” : Krunal Pandya
Krunal Pandya, who dismissed Shreyas Iyer and Ajinkya Rahane, with his left-arm spin, claimed that his strength has always been to vary the pace and felt glad to have executed well. He also underlined that gauging the particular situation and seeing batsmen’s strengths, who are in the middle, is equally essential.
“Happy the way I bowled today. My strength has always been varying the pace and I was able to excute really well overall. Obviously, you have to see the batsman’s strength as well and the situation also, what they are going to do,” the 29-year old added.