CSK vs MI in IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians’ Jasprit Bumrah plays his 100th IPL match – Mumbai Indians’ premier bowler Jasprit Bumrah is all set to play his 100th IPL match as his side will take on Chennai Super Kings in the opening match of IPL 2021 phase 2 at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. Bumrah has played only for MI since his debut in IPL 2013. Bumrah will be the 45th player to play 100 plus matches in the history of IPL.
Many congratulations to @Jaspritbumrah93 who is all set to play his 100th IPL game. This is also his 100th game in the blue and gold.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) September 19, 2021
— CricketMAN2 (@man4_cricket) September 19, 2021
Jasprit Bumrah in IPL
ECO – 7.11
AVG – 24.14
4-wicket haul – 2
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— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) September 14, 2021
The first phase of IPL 2021 was not at his absolute best as he could only pick six wickets in seven games at an economy of 7.11 and strike rate of 27.00. He was averaging 32.00 in the first half.
Jasprit Bumrah’s workload management
Jasprit Bumrah is in top-notch with the ball. He bounced back in England Test series after a disappointing performance in the WTC final. Mumbai Indians will aim to make the most of Bumrah’s current form. However, they might have to rest him during the playoffs looking ahead at the T20 World Cup scheduled to take place in UAE and Oman.
Jasprit Bumrah suffered a series of injuries last year and was utilised to his fullest during England’s Test series in India. But Bumrah said that he is working on his fitness and is ready to play five Tests.
After the 4th Test of the England Test series, Bumrah talked about workload management. “When you’re playing a Test match, you don’t realize what is done before, how many overs you bowled, because right now the important thing was doing a job for the team. I’ve worked really hard on my fitness because I want to play cricket for the longest period of time. I work hard in the gym, work hard with my diet and everything I try to control. So, all of these things give me confidence. I’ve got the ammunition inside me that whenever I have to push, I can push for the team. And that was the thing that I was focusing on. If you go too far ahead, think about the World Cup, you could be mentally tired. So, I was focusing on the present right now,” Jasprit Bumrah said at the post-match press conference after the 4th Test.
Bumrah will play a crucial role in Mumbai Indians success in the 2nd part of IPL 2021. Now it will be interesting to see how MI manages Bumrah’s workload.