Jasprit Bumrah is currently one of the best bowlers across formats in world cricket. He has also become one of the top bowlers in the history of the IPL. The fast bowler was part of a five-time title-winning Mumbai Indians squad. His ability to get wickets with the new ball and contain the scoring rate at the death make him a million-dollar deal. In his 10 years of IPL career, Bumrah has bowled many match-defining spells.
So, let’s rewind the 10 best bowling performances of Jasprit Bumrah in the Indian Premier League.
1. 2/14 vs. Chennai Super Kings In IPL 2019 Final
Without a second thought, this bowling spell deserves to stay on top of the list of best bowling performances of Jasprit Bumrah in IPL. It was the final of the 2019 season of the IPL. Mumbai Indians batted first and posted just 149 runs on the board. Chennai Super Kings were looking comfortable at 73 for 2, and the bowling side desperately needed a wicket.
Bumrah got the priced scalp of Ambati Rayudu to give his team a glimpse of hope. As the game went deep, the equation was 17 off 11. The pacer picked another vital wicket in the form of Dwayne Bravo to put his team in front. His four-over spell went for only 14 runs and played a massive role in Mumbai’s win. He was awarded the Player of the Match award for his stunning performance.
2. 5/10 vs. Kolkata Knight Riders In IPL 2022
Mumbai hosted Kolkata Knight Riders in the 56th match of the edition. Batting first, KKR were 136 for 3 in the 15th over. A total of 200 runs was in their range, with several power hitters to come. Bumrah took the all-important wicket of Andre Russell to initiate a collapse. 3 balls later, he sent Nitish Rana back for 43. The fast bowler then returned to bowl the 18th over of the innings. He picked 3 more wickets in that over to dent Kolkata’s progress. He returned with the amazing figures of 5 for 10 in 4 overs. The last 34 balls of the innings brought only 29 runs. It’s so far the only 5-wicket-haul of the pacer in the IPL.
3. 4/14 vs. Delhi Capitals In IPL 2020
It was the first qualifier of season 13 of the Indian Premier League. Mumbai’s all-round batting performance made them score 200 runs in their innings. In response, Delhi lost their first 3 wickets without scoring a single run. Shikhar Dhawan was one of those 3 batters who got dismissed for a duck. Bumrah was the man to take his wicket. Soon, the 4th wicket fell at the score of 20. It was Shreyas Iyer this time, who also fell to Bumrah. Marcus Stoinis played a fighting knock of 65(46) before the pacer got him out too. 2 balls later, the right-arm bowler sent Danial Sams back to the pavilion. His startling figures of 4 for 14 gave MI a 57-run win and sent them to the final.
4. 3/7 vs. Kolkata Knight Riders In IPL 2017
It was the second qualifier of the season, and a win was must to get to the final. Mumbai Indians were bowling first, and Bumrah drew the first blood by removing dangerous Chris Lynn. He got another wicket in the form of Robin Uthappa in the last over of the powerplay. In the 18th over, he got rid of Suryakumar Yadav to end KKR’s hopes of getting to a decent total. His 3 overs conceded just 7 runs, and Kolkata was bowled out for 107. Mumbai chased the target easily and progressed to the final.
5. 3/14 vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore In IPL 2020
Batting first, Bangalore got off to a flying start of 71 runs in 7.5 overs. They were 95 for 1 in the 12th over when Mumbai’s sperhead pacer took the massive wicket of Virat Kohli. Then, he snaffled the wickets of Shivam Dube and Devdutt Padikkal in the 17th over. Padikkal was the main man in the innings as he scored 74 off 45. Bumrah’s stunning spell of 3 for 14 in 4 overs gave Mumbai just 165 to chase, which they did quite easily.
6. 3/15 vs. Kings XI Punjab In IPL 2018
Batting first on their home ground, Mumbai scored 186 for 8 in 20 overs. Punjab had the upper hand in the chase after scoring 145 for 1 in the first 16 overs. Bumrah dismissed Aaron Finch for 46 off 35 to get his team back in the game. The same over saw the back of dangerous Marcus Stoinis. KL Rahul kept the chase afloat with a superb innings of 94(60). He was at the crease with 20 needed off the last 10 balls. The fast bowler produced the killer blow to turn the game 180°. His incredible bowling performance of 3 for 15 in 4 overs helped MI sneak a 3-run victory.
7. 4/20 vs. Rajasthan Royals In IPL 2020
Mumbai batted first against Rajasthan in Abu Dhabi. Thanks to a 47-ball 79 from Suryakumar Yadav, they set a target of 194. Jasprit Bumrah struck in the second over of the chase to remove Steve Smith. In the 16th over of the innings, he bagged his second wicket in the form of dangerous Rahul Tewatia. He got Shreyas Gopal out in the same over as well. Jofra Archer smashed 24 off 11 before becoming the 4th scalp of the pacer. Mumbai won this match by a huge margin of 57 runs.
8. 3/17 vs. Rajasthan Royals In IPL 2022
Rajasthan were batting first, and they lost their first wicket for just 13. It was Jasprit Bumrah who drew the first blood. The Royals’ batting lineup dominated Mumbai’s bowling, and they were 183 for 3 in the 19th over. The right-arm pacer picked the wickets of Shimron Hetmyer and Jos Butler for 35(14) and 100(68), respectively, in the penultimate over. RR posted 193 for 6 on the board, but Bumrah gave only 17 in his quota of 4 overs, while bagging 3 wickets as well.
9. 3/25 vs. Delhi Capitals In IPL 2022
Batting first, Delhi lost their first wicket in the 3rd over. Bumrah removed Mitchell Marsh for a golden duck in the next over to reduce the Capitals to 2 for 22. In the last over of the powerplay, he picked another huge wicket of Prithvi Shaw to rock the batting side. DC made a recovery and got close to 150. Rovman Powell was leading them with a 34-ball 43. Jasprit got him out, too, in the 19th over. His terrific spell of 3 for 25 kept Delhi to 159 for 7 in 20 overs. Mumbai Indians chased this total for the loss of just 5 wickets.
10. 3/13 vs. Delhi Capitals In IPL 2016
Delhi Capitals were chasing a humongous target of 207 runs against the Mumbai Indians. A young Jasprit Bumrah picked the wickets of Rishabh Pant, JP Duminy, and Amit Mishra in a fiery spell. He also gave only 13 runs in his 4 overs. DC were bowled out for 126 in the chase, handing an 80-run win to MI.