Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah (centre) celebrates a fall of wicket with Yuvraj Singh and Ravindra Jadeja during the T20 series against Sri Lanka.IANS

India have struggled to find a seamer who can make an impact in T20s and ODIs in recent times, with MS Dhoni calling for the fast bowlers to step up.

Then came Jasprit Bumrah, with the Mumbai Indians pacer immediately making an impact in the Australia tour.

Bumrah has been one of the revelations for India, with his unorthodox bowling action and immaculate accuracy in the death overs making him a prime asset.

The death overs in the shorter formats of the international game have always been regarded as crucial, as the batsmen targets nothing but boundaries.

It is during this time that a seamer has to be right on the money with his yorkers, and it seems India have finally found a solution in the form of Bumrah. 

Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma and Varun Aaron can all bowl at a good pace, but they have failed to make a mark in the death overs of limited-overs games, be it in the IPL or for India. 

Mohammed Shami, to some extent can take those in-swinging yorkers out, but he has been out of action for almost a year now. Shami was included in the squad for the Australia tour, before pulling out because of a hamstring injury that he sustained during training. 

The Gujarat seamer proved his mettle in the T20 series against Australia Down Under, where the hosts were whitewashed. Bumrah played a significant role in that series, but his impact was overshadowed a little by the the runscoring of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan.

The Mumbai Indians seamer did it again for MS Dhoni in the T20 series against Sri Lanka at home. Not only did he bowl at a good pace, but he rattled the lower-middle-order of the opposition's batting with ease.

Dhoni had mentioned after the Australia series that Bumrah was the best find of the tour. Bumrah's presence in the India playing XI looks set for now, with India scheduled to play in the Asia Cup T20, before targeting the ICC World T20 2016 title.

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