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Mayank Yadav looks to have both – raw pace and control: Tim Southee

Mayank Yadav looks to have both – raw pace and control: Tim Southee

While Mayank Yadav's career is still in its nascent stages, experts believe he has the potential to excel at the highest level, provided he maintains his fitness and continues to hone his skills. The cricketing world eagerly awaits to see if he can sustain his early momentum and translate his domestic success onto the international stage.

New Zealand’s Test cricket team captain, Tim Southee, has heaped praise on emerging Indian fast bowler Mayank Yadav, who has impressed everyone with his raw pace and control in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024) season.

Unearthing Gems: IPL

The IPL has a reputation for unearthing hidden talents, and in 2024, it’s Mayank Yadav who’s stolen the limelight. The 21-year-old from Delhi, playing for Lucknow Super Giants, has sent shockwaves through the cricketing world with his express deliveries.

Debut to Remember for Mayank Yadav

Mayank Yadav’s debut against Punjab Kings was a memorable one. He clocked a scorching 155.8 kmph delivery and bagged the man-of-the-match award. He followed this up with an even faster delivery (156.7 kmph) against Royal Challengers Bangalore, becoming the first ever IPL debutant to win consecutive man-of-the-match awards. In these two matches, he picked up a staggering six wickets for just 41 runs.

Tim Southee impressed by Mayank Yadav control

Tim Southee, a highly respected swing bowler himself, was particularly impressed by Yadav’s ability to control his raw pace. Tim Southee told The Hindu:

Yes. But I think the thing that is very pleasing that comes with his pace is his control. A lot of guys that have that out-and-out raw pace don’t always have the control. He looks to have control as well as pace. I am looking forward to following his progress not just at the IPL, but after it as well.

Why Mayank Yadav Stands Out

Several factors contribute to Mayank Yadav’s early success. Firstly, his blistering pace consistently surpasses the 150 kmph mark.

Secondly, he exhibits exceptional control, not bowling a single extra ball in the IPL so far. Thirdly, he possesses the ability to vary his lengths without compromising on speed. Finally, the quality of the batters he has dismissed (including Jonny Bairstow, Glenn Maxwell, and Cameron Green) further validates his talent.

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Promising Future for Mayank Yadav

While Mayank Yadav’s career is still in its nascent stages, experts believe he has the potential to excel at the highest level, provided he maintains his fitness and continues to hone his skills. The cricketing world eagerly awaits to see if he can sustain his early momentum and translate his domestic success onto the international stage.

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