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Cricket World Player of the Week - Jasprit Bumrah

 

For Jasprit Bumrah's career-best IPL figures of 4/20 which announced his return to form and stunned the Rajasthan Royals' batters, Bumrah is the Cricket World Player of the Week.

There were questions over Jasprit Bumrah's form and fitness after he returned to competitive cricket post his back injury. Before the Covid-19 pandemic brought the entire world to a screeching halt, Bumrah did not have a great series in New Zealand.

In the first couple of matches in the IPL as well, Bumrah failed to make the impact which everyone has come to expect of him. However, he looked determined to bounce back all this while.

It was his determination and skill which helped him earn back his title of the spearhead of the Mumbai Indians' bowling attack in the 20th match of IPL 2020 against Rajasthan Royals.

Bumrah had generally been bowling outside the powerplay - in the middle overs and at the death. However, the team decided to give him the new cherry that day and Bumrah did not disappoint, getting the crucial wicket of Rajasthan Royals' skipper Steve Smith.

Despite Jofra Archer taking him for a couple of boundaries in his last over, Bumrah finished with dream figures of 4-0-20-4, bowling at an economy of just 5.00 RPO.

He has climbed to the second spot in the list of the highest wicket-takers in IPL 2020 and is looking his older self.

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