IPL 2022: Wicket was slow, bounce was low, feels Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah after win over Delhi Capitals
IPL 2022: Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah stated the ground was particularly sluggish and the bounce was low after his team won by five wickets over Delhi Capitals in their last league stage game of IPL 2022.
MI won the game by five wickets, chasing down the target of 160 set by Delhi Capitals at Wankhede Stadium on Saturday, thanks to a superb Jasprit Bumrah spell (3/25) and fine knocks from Ishan Kishan (48), Dewald Brevis (37) and Tim David (34) who helped MI end their disappointing season with a bang. Royal Challengers Bangalore has advanced to the playoffs, where they will face Lucknow Super Giants in an eliminator.
“The wicket is quite fast here, there’s pace and bounce. But this (today’s pitch) was slow, and the bounce was low. There wasn’t much swing, so we assessed the conditions and tried to execute our plans,” said Bumrah in a post-match presentation.
Bumrah stated that all he wanted to do was have a good time and enjoy his game.
The pacer stated that he tries to assist the younger members of the team as much as possible.
“Whenever you are new to the game, so you need to learn a lot. I try to help the youngsters as much as I can. We tried to help them as much as we can, so that it is a good atmosphere (in the dressing room),” he said.
The pacer said developing one’s game is a yearly process that never ends.
“We need to analyse next year and come back strong. I was very happy with my rhythm after coming back from Sri Lanka, and was happy with the execution. After the ball is released from my hand, I can not do much. I just try to keep things simple, and execute as much as I can,” he added.
Coming into the match, Jasprit Bumrah (3/25) bowled a brilliant performance to keep DC to a modest 159/7 in their 20 overs. Rishabh Pant (39) and Rovman Powell (43) led their team in scoring. MI lost their captain Rohit Sharma early in the chase for only 2. Ishan Kishan (48), Dewald Brevis (37), Tilak Varma (21) and Tim David (34) batted well to keep MI in the game, which they eventually won by five wickets.
MI finishes the season on a high note, collecting two more points. With eight points, they finish their miserable season at the bottom of the standings. DC finishes the season in fifth place with 14 points.
With this win over MI, RCB has officially qualified for the playoffs. On May 25, they will face LSG in the elimination round. On May 25, the Gujarat Titans will face the Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 1.