Jasprit Bumrah finished IPL 2022 with 15 wickets at an economy rate of 7.18 rpo. He picked three wickets against the Delhi Capitals for 25 runs at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Saturday. 

The 28-year-old pacer dismissed Mitchell Marsh in his first over with a good length delivery just outside off. Prithvi Shaw was done with an unplayable bouncer. In his last over of the day, Bumrah dismissed a well-set Rovman Powell with a yorker. 

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Led by Jasprit Bumrah’s spell, Mumbai Indians managed to restrict the Delhi Capitals to 159/7. Daniel Sams (1/30) and Riley Mereditch (0/9 in 2 overs) bowled well as did the spin duo of Mayank Markande (1/26) and Hrithik Shooken (0/34). 

With his spell on Saturday, Bumrah joined Mumbai Indians veteran, his former colleague, in an elite list. The two are the only pacers to take 15 wickets in seven seasons of the IPL.

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Malinga achieved the feat with the Mumbai Indians from 2009 to 2015. The Sri Lankan is currently the bowling coach of the Rajasthan Royals. 

Bumrah in IPL from 2016:

2016 – 15 wickets (7.81 eco)

2017 – 20 wickets (7.43 eco)

2018 – 17 wickets (6.89 eco)

2019 – 19 wickets (6.63 eco)

2020 – 27 wickets (6.73 eco)

2021 – 21 wickets (7.45 eco)

2022 – 15 wickets (7.18 eco)

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Speaking about his spell after the first innings Bumrah said that he was clear with his execution. 

“Felt good. Was clear in my execution. Tried to do nothing out of the ordinary, just tried to bowl to my plan. Good day, my plans were executed. It’s not about wickets for me. Whenever I am clear and I am having fun while bowling, that’s when I enjoy my bowling. Wickets are not in my hands,” the pacer said. 

He further added Mitchell Marsh’s wicket was pretty special. 

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“Whenever the plan works off you feel good. The wicket in little two paced. Not cooking on like a normal Wankhede wicket where the ball skids on with pace. We assessed quickly the ball was not swinging, so we rectified and bowled into the wicket. If we bat well, get off to a good start.. I always back my team in any situation. Hopefully everything goes well and the batters take us home,” Bumrah concluded.