Jasprit Singh Bumrah (born 6 December 1993) is an Indian cricketer who plays as a Right arm Fast bowler for the Indian national cricket team.
After a couple of moderately successful seasons with the Mumbai Indians at the Indian Premier League, and with his domestic team Gujarat, he was named in India’s squad for its 2015–16 series against Australia, as a replacement to an injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar.He consequently made his debut in One Day Internationals & Twenty20 Internationals in 2015–16 series against Australia.
Jasprit Jasbirsingh Bumrah
6 December 1993 (age 22) Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
ODI debut (cap 210)
23 January 2016 v Australia
11 June 2016 v Zimbabwe
T20I debut (cap 57)
26 January 2016 v Australia
31 March 2016 v West Indies
Domestic team information
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Early and personal life
Bumrah was born on December 1993 in Ahmedabad of the Indian State of Gujarat, into a Punjabi Sikh family. He started his bowling career by playing for the Gujarat under-19 team. He made his Indian Premier League debut with the Mumbai Indiansin 2013. He showed some promise in his bowling with some pace and swing, he has impressed many in the IPL with his bowling figures, in his debut match of IPL 2013 he took 3 wickets for 32 runs against the Royal Challengers Banglore. From a very young age he has been playing cricket, showing very minimal interest in education, Bumrah focused on his cricket and was supported throughout by his parents.
He grabbed eyeballs with his slingy action that has troubled many batsmen. Because of his variety in delivering the ball, Bumrah was handed an IPL contract by Mumbai Indians in 2013 even before he made his first-class debut.
Bumrah plays first-class cricket for Gujarat and he made his debut against Vidarbha cricket team during the 2013-14 season. He had a great game indeed, picking up 7 wickets in the match. Eventually, he ended the tournament as the side’s leading wicket-taker.
Though he played just a couple of games in IPL-6, his impressive show in the domestic circuit convinced the Mumbai Indiansmanagement to buy him back for IPL-7.
A 20-year old, Bumrah grabbed instant limelight when on the Indian Premier League debut; he finished with figures of 3-32 against the Bangalore franchise. While doing so, he became only the second bowler in the side to pick three wickets on debut. The teenager was signed by the Mumbai for the sixth season of the Indian Premier League in 2013, with just 10 first-class matches in his bag.
A right-arm medium pacer from Gujarat with an unusual bowling action, Bumrah made his T20 debut against Maharashtra in the 2012-13 Mohit Kumar Trophy, and also helped his side clinch the title with his Man of the Match performance. His figures of 3/14 were instrumental to Gujarat’s win over Punjab in the final.
The youngster was quickly offered a lucrative Indian Premier League contract, and Mumbai used him as a secret weapon in their very first game of the tournament. The subsequent year, he was again bought by Mumbai for a whopping 1.2 crores for the 2014 edition of the Indian T20 League.
Bumrah made his T20I debut in 27 January 2016 against Australia cricket team. He reached into the limelight due to his ability to bowl yorkers at the right time and perform well in the death. The good thing with Bumrah is that he has a slightly unorthodox action thus making it more difficult for batsmen to pick him up soon.
Also, his ability to bowl yorkers consistently has made him the leader of the Indian Cricket Team’s death bowling. Bumrah is a different bowler in pitches that assist fast bowling. The youngster bowls outside the off-stump or short quite consistently.