The ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League has been resilient for the bowlers with plenty of runs being scored in every game. The conditions have favored the batsmen highly with more than 400 runs being made in back to back matches. Some of the very best bowlers with the ability to hit deadly yorkers have failed to execute their most lethal weapon.
However, Delhi Capitals pacer Kagiso Rabada has made things look a lot easier. The fiery South African is probably the only bowler whose yorkers have been right on the money against some of the most destructive hitters.
Kagiso Rabada on the art of bowling yorkers
Speaking about the same, the 25-year-old said that yorkers are the best way to boss over batsmen and you need to be confident enough to nail them perfectly.
“Yorkers are the most effective deliveries in this format, and if you execute them well, you’ve got the best chance of dominating batsmen. You need to be in the right frame of mind or confident enough of what you are going to do, and plan it before executing. If you feel today is your day, everything is going according to the plan, then you should give it a shot.”
Rabada admitted that it is not an easy task to bowl a yorker under pressure.
“On a different day, it can be a different story altogether, you might miss out on executing it and may face consequences of it,” he added.
According to Rabada, yorkers are also the best option while going into a super over. The speedster has bowled two super overs in the IPL for the Delhi Capitals and his team has emerged victorious on both occasions.
“Yorkers are the best options for a Super Over, but as I said, one has to execute it perfectly. How many times you were able to nail a yorker in the game is what excites the bowler, and that’s the beauty of it.”
While the finest of bowlers have found it hard to conquer the UAE pitches, Kagiso Rabada has taken it as a challenge.
“I think the fast bowlers will also have their say in this tournament. You know, it will come down to how good you are with your character on the field. However, it’s surely going to be a high-pressure IPL for the pacers, and that’s what is going to help us fight the unfavourable conditions,” he concluded.