Mumbai Indians' fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been in brilliant form for India, with his precise yorkers creating all sorts of problems for the opposition batsmen. MS Dhoni seems to have found a bowler, who can bowl consistent yorkers at the death, with it making India a strong unit in T20 cricket. With such performances, Bumrah is expected to play an integral part for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2016 as well.
Though Bumrah is quite new to international cricket, he is well known to Robin Singh, who has been a part of the Mumbai Indians support staff. The former India all-rounder is aware of Bumrah's special abilities with the ball, but is quite worried about his fitness.
"There is no doubt about his skills. It's a question of keeping himself fit," Robin was quoted as saying by Deccan Chronicle.
When the bowler made his debut for Mumbai Indians in 2013, he was an unknown commodity, with his unorthodox action catching the eye. Gradually, in the last three editions of the IPL, Bumrah has made a name for himself in the IPL circuit.
The right-arm pacer, despite his three seasons with Mumbai Indians, has only played 17 matches, taking 11 wickets in the process. Injuries seem to have been a major problem for Bumrah. With international experience behind his back, Mumbai Indians will bank on his bowling to help them win crucial matches in the ninth edition of the IPL.
After making his T20 debut against Australia on January 26, the bowler has taken an impressive nine wickets in six matches.
"When we picked him for Mumbai in 2013, we had no clue on how he would perform considering his unorthodox action. His bowling talent persuaded us to sign him. We were always worried about his fitness and he got injured last year. He had to undergo an operation and he has made a strong comeback. I feel he looks physically stronger now." Robin said.