T20 World Cup 2024: Will Jasprit Bumrah be benched in Mumbai Indians’ upcoming matches? Wasim Jaffer releases explosive revelation

Jasprit Bumrah and Wasim Jaffer

Former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer has suggested that Bombay Indians The team management rested Jasprit Bumrah after his playoff qualification chances were dented last night.

He Riders of the Knights of Calcutta recorded their first win against Mumbai in Mumbai after 12 long years in the cash-laden Indian Premier League. Jasprit Bumrah came into the match as Hardik Pandya’s team failed to capitalize on their positive start and eventually lost the tie in chaotic fashion by 24 runs.

Why does Wasim Jaffer want Jasprit Bumrah to rest?

Regarding India’s chances in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024, Wasim Jaffer suggested that MI management give Jasprit Bumrah some rest. Jaffer’s thoughts were especially aggravated after Kolkata Knight Riders squandered Mumbai’s mere chances of reaching the play-off places for the second consecutive season.

The five-time champions’ 24-run defeat last night against KKR was their 8th loss of the season in 11 games in which they won just 3 matches. All three of Mumbai’s wins came against weaker oppositions like Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bengaluru.

Despite having important players like Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Tim David and Hardik Pandya himself, Mumbai failed to take on the big opposition. In fact, the team is full of match winners and renowned players, but as Irfan Pathan said, the team was not well managed.

Pandya did not lead MI well on the field and Mark Boucher did a very poor job as head coach. The South Africans failed to keep the team together and failed to maintain a good atmosphere in the locker room.

With just 3 league matches left in the season and Mumbai’s play-off hopes in tatters, the five-time champions will simply play for pride as there isn’t much left. That said, it will be good for the team management to rest Jasprit Bumrah, who will be India’s frontline pacer in the 2024 T20 World Cup just a month later.

Not only Jasprit Bumrah but also players like Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav could take some rest so as not to get exhausted before the World Cup.

Wasim Jaffer stated that if Mumbai Indians lose their next match, then they should rest Jasprit Bumrah as he will be good for the Indian team. “If after a match it is confirmed that they cannot advance to the playoffs, resting Bumrah will be better in India.” – Wasim Jaffer said via ESPNcricinfo.

Jasprit Bumrah performance in IPL 2024

Despite Mumbai’s poor performance in IPL 2024, Jasprit Bumrah has experienced a successful Indian Premier League 2024 campaign. He currently tops the wicket-taking chart with 17 wickets in 11 matches and is 2 wickets ahead of the second placed team, T. Natarajan of Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Jasprit Bumrah’s economy rate has also been very good as he has conceded 6.25 runs from 263 balls he has bowled in IPL 2024. He has an average of 16.12 and has conceded only 274 runs in IPL 2024. If performs similarly for the Indian team in the T20 World Cup, then the trophy could return to the country that won it in its inaugural edition.