Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders are taking on each other in the ongoing match of the Indian Premier League. Mumbai have always dominated Kolkata in the league. To win today’s match, Mumbai will rely on the performance of Jasprit Bumrah.
KKR have got power hitters in the batting line-up. Moreover, KKR won the first game of the second leg against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, while Mumbai Indians were defeated by Chennai Super Kings.
Sanjay Manjrekar was asked how Mumbai Indians should use Jasprit Bumrah.
Manjrekar suggested that the team should start the bowling with Trent Boult or Adam Milne and Bumrah can bowl in the latter stages.
“If you look at Bumrah’s style, it isn’t like that of either Siraj or Deepak Chahar, who try and dismiss batsmen through swing, when they are not looking to go after the bowling. Bumrah’s wickets generally come in the latter half. So, they should get the likes of Trent Boult and Adam Milne to bowl in the initial stages,” Manjrekar asserted.
Manjrekar further gave the example of Umar Gul and how Pakistan used him in the shortest format of the game.
“If you remember Umar Gul used to bowl all his four overs towards the end of the innings for Pakistan and he was quite successful. I think MI should keep all four of Bumrah’s overs after the 10-over mark. In case the team is in trouble and opposition batsmen are scoring freely than maybe bring him on for a few overs but try and save him for the later stages. Get him to bowl when the pressure increases and batsmen are desperately looking to hit boundaries,” Manjrekar said.