Top 5 batters with best strike rates against Jasprit Bumrah in the IPL

Apr 9, 2024

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Mumbai Indians (MI)Jasprit Bumrah has long been hailed as one of the most lethal pacers in the Indian Premier League (IPL), with his unique bowling style and ability to deliver under pressure. The Mumbai Indians’ pace spearhead has etched his name in IPL folklore with his remarkable consistency, unerring accuracy, and the ability to deliver under pressure.

Jasprit Bumrah’s impact in the cash-rich league

Bumrah’s impact in the IPL transcends mere statistics; it’s about the fear he instills in opposition batsmen, the crucial breakthroughs he provides when the team needs it most, and the matches he turns on their heads with his impeccable bowling skills. From lethal yorkers that shatter stumps to cunning variations in pace and bounce, Bumrah possesses an arsenal of weapons that make him a nightmare for batters across all formats of the game.

Challenges and insights

However, recent statistics reveal that there are a few batters who have managed to hold their own against the pace ace, providing insight into Bumrah’s strengths and vulnerabilities on the IPL stage. Though, Bumrah’s economy rate and average in the league have been consistently impressive, but these batters have managed to negotiate his threat effectively.

5 batters with best strike rates against Bumrah in the IPL (40+ balls)

1) The RCB batting stalwart

Topping the list is none other than former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain, Virat Kohli, who boasts a remarkable strike rate of 152.17 against Bumrah. Kohli’s aggressive approach has seen him score 140 runs off 92 deliveries faced from the Mumbai Indians’ spearhead, showcasing his ability to dominate even the best in the business.

2) The middle-order specialist

Following closely behind is Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Shreyas Iyer, with a strike rate of 147.50 against Bumrah. Iyer’s calculated aggression and ability to find the gaps have allowed him to put pressure on the pacer, scoring 59 runs off 40 balls.

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3) The batting maestro

Another standout performer against Bumrah is AB de Villiers, the former dynamic batter from Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), who boasts a strike rate of 147.05. De Villiers’ unorthodox stroke play and quick reflexes have often troubled Bumrah, as evidenced by his impressive tally of 125 runs off 82 deliveries.

4) The underrated gem

Ambati Rayudu, the former Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batting genius, has showcased his prowess against Bumrah, boasting a strike rate of 139.53. Rayudu’s ability to find boundaries and rotate the strike effectively has seen him score 60 runs off 43 deliveries faced.

5) The stylish striker

The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) captain, KL Rahul, completes the top five list with a strike rate of 127.67 against Bumrah. Rahul’s controlled aggression and ability to pick gaps in the field have troubled the MI pacer, resulting in him scoring 143 runs off 112 deliveries.

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