One of the most crucial stages of any Twenty20 game is the death overs. The overs between 16-20 are referred to as the death overs and the manner in which the batting and bowling unit performs during this period largely decides the result of the game.
Bowling at the death is a special skill, and hence, if a team has someone like a Bumrah or a Rabada in their side, then their chances of winning automatically increase as the said bowlers not only tend to stem the flow of runs with their pin-point accuracy amid a plethora of variations, they also pick up wickets.
On that note, here’s a look at how the pacers performed at the death in IPL 2021:
13. Pat Cummins – 2/10
Overs; 4,5, Runs: 62, Wickets: 2
Pat Cummins had a better season with the ball as compared to the 13th edition as he claimed 9 wickets in 7 matches.
However, only 2 of those wickets came between overs 16-20. Cummins bowled a total of 4.5 overs at the death and he gave away as many as 62 runs.