New Delhi. Team India has performed brilliantly so far in the World Cup 2023. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the team has made it to the semi-finals with 9 consecutive wins. Team India will now face New Zealand on November 15. By winning this match, the Indian team will also want to avenge the defeat by the Kiwi team in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup. The bowling of the Indian team is largely dependent on Jasprit Bumrah. He has performed brilliantly since returning from injury. Bumrah has been a problem for the batsmen from the new ball to the death over. It has not been easy for anyone to make a run at them. In such a situation, they are ready to test the New Zealand batsmen in the semi-finals.
If we look at the World Cup 2023 statistics, Jasprit Bumrah is the only bowler to bowl 300 or more dot balls. The batsmen could not score a single run in Bumrah’s 303 balls. 29-year-old Jasprit Bumrah is troubled by injury and has also had to undergo surgery. So far in the tournament he has bowled 437 balls and conceded just 266 runs with an economy of 3.65. He has also taken 17 wickets at an average of 16. 4 wickets for 39 runs is the best performance.
Hit 24 fours and 5 sixes
Jasprit Bumrah has played all 9 matches of World Cup 2023. Against him, the batsmen have hit 24 fours and 5 sixes. Apart from this, one run has been taken 87 times, 2 runs 17 times and 3 runs once. He has also given away 16 extra runs. Apart from Bumrah, New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult has bowled 290, South African left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj has bowled 282 and Australian fast bowler Jos Hazlewood has bowled 273 dot balls. The trio of Bumrah, Mohammad Shami and Mohammad Siraj have played an important role in Team India’s victories so far.
The stingiest bowler of the tournament
Jasprit Bumrah has proved to be the stingiest of bowlers to bowl at least 20 overs in World Cup 2023. Its economy is only 3.65. Talking about other Indian bowlers, Ravindra Jadeja has so far taken 16 wickets with an economy of 3.97. Apart from this, left arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav has taken 14 wickets at an economy of 4.15, Mohammad Shami has taken 16 wickets at an economy of 4.78 and Mohammad Siraj has taken 12 wickets at an economy of 5.20.
Jampa tops with 22 wickets
Australia’s leg-spinner Adam Zampa is on top when it comes to bowlers who have taken the most wickets in World Cup 2023. So far he has taken 22 wickets in 9 matches at an average of 19. 4 wickets for 8 runs is the best performance. He has taken 4 wickets 3 times so far. Sri Lanka’s Dilshan Madhushanka is second with 21 wickets, South’s Gerard Coetzee is third with 18 wickets, Pakistan’s left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Afridi is fourth with 18 wickets and Jasprit Bumrah is fifth with 17 wickets. Australia and South Africa will meet in the second semi-final of the tournament on November 16. The final will be played on November 19.
First published: November 14, 2023, 06:31 IST