Jasprit Bumrah’s comeback has been long-awaited by all cricket lovers of India. He has been out of action for a considerable period of time following a lower-back stress injury and that has derailed India’s plans ahead of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
The fast bowler will be seen in action in the upcoming 3-match T20I series versus Ireland. Notably, the first T20I will be played on 18th August 2023 and is slated to begin from 7:30 PM (IST).
Jasprit Bumrah has been named as the skipper in his comeback series. This clearly underlines the trust and faith which the team management has on the speedster. He is sure to deliver the goods with perfection and will be aiming for a solid comeback.
In this article, we take a look at 3 reasons why Jasprit Bumrah can win the player of the series award in the upcoming IRE vs IND series:
1. Additional responsibilities as captain
Often in the past we have witnessed that captaincy often brings out the best in players. And with a calm and composed figure like Jasprit Bumrah at the helm, Team India is sure to play well under his captaincy.
At this time, we can expect that captaincy will bring out the best in the bowling from Jasprit Bumrah. The 29-year-old bowler will have a lot on his plate and this will motivate him to go that extra mile and perform well in this series.
2. He is the senior pro in the team
In a side that is packed with youngsters, Jasprit Bumrah stands tall as the experienced campaigner. Having made his debut way back in 2016 and having been a match-winner in several games, Jasprit Bumrah has the potential of becoming the player of the series in this upcoming battle between the two nations.
Bumrah is also expected to guide the youngsters and provide them comfort in their international sojourns.
3. Fabulous T20I record
Having played 60 games so far in T20I cricket, Bumrah has bagged 70 wickets. His fabulous T20I record proves that he is an epitome of greatness. The speedster from Gujarat can ace the yorkers with perfection and stem the flow of runs of the opposition team.
With 28 wickets under his belt, Jasprit Bumrah is the 14th bowler in history to record the most wickets in a single year.
His good T20I record will most certainly power him to perform well and stand as a chance to win the player of the series award in the upcoming IRE vs IND T20I series.