‘Jasprit Bumrah should have bowled…’: Brett Lee slams Mumbai Indians’ tactics against SRH | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee expressed dissatisfaction with Mumbai Indians‘ tactics during their defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Wednesday, particularly regarding the utilisation of speedster Jasprit Bumrah.
Despite the effectiveness of Bumrah, MI’s captain Hardik Pandya opted to use him for just one over in the powerplay. This decision came as other bowlers, such as young debutant Kwena Maphaka, struggled to contain runs in the initial six overs of the match.“I think Mumbai Indians got their bowling wrong… Jasprit Bumrah should have bowled the first over. In the last two games when Jasprit Bumrah has come onto bowl, they’ve been none for 42 and today, they were none for 42 again when he came onto bowl. The game is already set up,” said a frustrated Lee on JioCinema
“Put that aside, Klaasen was pure class tonight, didn’t matter who was bowling, you were going to get crunched,” added Lee.
SRH embarked on a record-breaking spree, crafting the highest-ever IPL total of 277 for 3 against Mumbai Indians in a breathtaking display of power-hitting. Their onslaught left bowlers from both teams perplexed in a high-voltage contest.
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Opening batsman Travis Head blazed a trail with a blistering 62 off just 24 deliveries, while Abhishek Sharma at number three mesmerized the audience with a scintillating 63 off 23 balls, swiftly snatching the franchise record for the fastest fifty from the Australian maestro.
The fireworks didn’t cease there as Heinrich Klaasen added his explosive touch, remaining unbeaten with a whirlwind 80 off a mere 34 balls, propelling Sunrisers Hyderabad to shatter an 11-year-old record. The previous pinnacle in IPL history stood at 263 for five, achieved by Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2013. Sunrisers’ monumental score also etched its name in the annals of T20 leagues as the highest ever recorded total, marking a historic moment in the cricketing universe.
Mumbai Indians’ bowlers were left reeling from Sunrisers Hyderabad’s relentless onslaught of sixes, but Mumbai’s batsmen emerged with determination, transforming what seemed like a one-sided affair into a fiercely contested match.
Despite the daunting target set by Sunrisers, Mumbai’s batters showcased resilience and purpose, refusing to succumb to the overwhelming pressure. Their determined efforts saw them post a commendable total of 246 for five in their allotted 20 overs, injecting a sense of competitiveness into the game.


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