The season of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) will begin on September 19.
At the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, the defending champions Mumbai Indians will face archrivals Chennai Super Kings.
Jasprit Bumrah, MI’s star fast bowler, is ready to play his 100th match in the cash-rich IPL.
Bumrah will become MI’s sixth player to appear in 100 IPL games.
Bumrah is determined to accomplish this accomplishment
Bumrah will become the sixth Mumbai Indians player to appear in 100 IPL games. On this list, he trails Kieron Pollard (171), Rohit Sharma (162), Harbhajan Singh (136), Lasith Malinga (122), and Ambati Rayudu (114).
In 2013, Bumrah made his IPL debut
In 2013, Bumrah made his IPL debut against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Since then, he has been the backbone of the Mumbai Indians’ bowling attack.
In the death overs, he is one of the most deadly bowlers.
Bumrah has now taken 115 wickets at an amazing average of 24.14.
The total includes two four-wicket hauls as well as the best bowling statistics of 4/14.
Bumrah was instrumental in MI’s fifth IPL triumph
In the 2020 IPL, Bumrah was at his best.
He ended the season as the second-highest wicket-taker, with 27 wickets from 15 matches.
His average of 14.96 was the highest of any bowler.
In that edition, Bumrah helped MI capture its fifth IPL title.
Notably, Bumrah has played in all five of MI’s championship seasons (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020).
Mumbai Indians’ third-highest wicket-taker
Bumrah is the third-youngest player in IPL history to get 100 wickets in 2020.
He is now MI’s third-highest wicket-taker in the IPL.
On the list, he is only behind Malinga (170) and Harbhajan (127). Notably, Bumrah’s average is higher than Harbhajan’s (26.65).
In terms of wickets, the Indian bowler will soon overtake Harbhajan.
Bumrah got his first IPL wicket after dismissing Virat Kohli
Bumrah got his first IPL wicket in 2013, as he dismissed Virat Kohli. Since then, the former has ruled Kohli. According to Cricketpedia, he has dismissed Kohli four times this tournament. Meanwhile, Bumrah has been hammered for 115 runs off 80 balls by the latter.