Mumbai Indians might have tasted their 10th defeat of IPL 2022, this time at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday (May 17) but it was a night to remember for their premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah. Although SRH posted 193/6 after batting first, Bumrah claimed 1/32 in four overs, dismissing Washington Sundar for 9.
The wicket of Sundar was Bumrah’s 250th wicket in T20 format – becoming the first Indian pacer to achieve this feat. SRH pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who bowled a sensational wicket maiden in the 19th over of the game against MI, is the next best Indian pacer with 223 scalps while Bumrah’s MI teammate Jaydev Unadkat also has 201 wickets.
Here’s the full list top India fast bowlers in T20 cricket…
Jasprit Bumrah – 250 wickets
Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 223 wickets
Jaydev Unadkat – 201 wickets
Vinay Kumar – 194 wickets
Irfan Pathan – 173 wickets
Jasprit Bumrah in T20 Cricket:-
Matches – 206
Wickets – 250
Economy – 7.04
Average – 21.60
2nd Best Economy rate by a fast bowler in the history of T20 cricket – What a bowler. Incredible Boom Boom. pic.twitter.com/kBI3hNqAea
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) May 17, 2022
Bumrah has the second-best economy rate by a pacer with a minimum of 50 balls bowled in the death overs in IPL 2022. Punjab Kings pacer Arshdeep Singh tops the chart with a 7.31 economy rate.
Meanwhile, SRH pacer T. Natarajan conceded the most runs (0/60) in an innings in the IPL. He had leaked 0/46 against Rajasthan Royals in the 2020 edition. MI all-rounder Tim David smashed Natarajan for 26 runs in 18th over including 4 sixes.
SRH batter Rahul Tripathi clobbered his highest individual score of 76 for SRH this season. He surpassed Abhishek Sharma’s score of 75, which he made against Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Tripathi has also hit the most the 50 plus scores (3) batting at no. three this campaign. Mitchell Marsh, Shreyas Iyer, and Sanju Samson are all tied at second spot with two such scores.