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This Pakistan's World Cup winning legend, says Jasprit Bumrah has the best yorker in the world

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 21 January 2019, 12:02 IST
Jasprit Bumrah

Former Pakistan cricket team captain and 1992 World Cup winning legend Wasim Akram is all praise for Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah’s ability to bowl the ‘most effective yorker’ in the world.

Arguably the greatest left-arm fast bowler to have ever played the game, Akram believes that Bumrah will make a difference during death overs at this year’s World Cup with his ‘go to ball’.

Bumrah has an exceptional action, very different from other fast bowlers and yet he gets the ball to swing and also move off the deck at good pace,” Akram said.

Bumrah played an important role in India’s historic Test win on Australian soil where he was the joint highest wicket-taker alongside Nathan Lyon. Bumrah took 21 wickets in the four matches he played.

Bumrah was dropped from the ODI series as the selectors felt that he needed rest after a hectic Test schedule.

India won the series by 2-1 with MS Dhoni hitting a hat-tricks of half-centuries. Dhoni was also awarded with the Player of the series award for his outstanding performances in all three matches.

Earlier in the month, India also made another history by winning a Test series for the first time in Australia. India won the series by 2-1 as the last match was drawn due to rain. India will now play against the Kiwis in New Zealand for a five-match ODI series and a three-match T20I series.

First published: 21 January 2019, 12:02 IST
 
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