‘Talk of the town’: Brett Lee excited to see how Mayank Yadav progresses in next few months | Cricket News

Apr2,2024



New Delhi: Like t20 world cup The outlook, the anticipation is rising, and the former Australian fast bowling legend brett lee Eagerly awaiting the progress of India's latest speed sensation, Mayank YadavWhich he describes as “the talk of the town”.
Mayank made a brilliant IPL debut for Lucknow Super Giants against Punjab Kings, where he grabbed the headlines with his impressive performance. Registering figures of 3/27, Mayank showcased his blistering pace, mesmerizing fans and experts alike.

Notably, in the 12th over of Punjab's innings, he bowled the fastest ball of the season, clocking in at 155.8 kmph, a moment that quickly went viral on social media platforms.

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“First of all, I don't want to put any extra pressure on him, he's just 21. But he has great pace and good action. I'm very impressed with him, and really excited to see how he Makes progress over the next few months,” GeoCinema IPL expert Lee said during a roundtable on Tuesday.
“Mayank Yadav has been the talk of the town. He has crossed 155 and hopefully he is able to bowl even more fast tonight,” Lee said ahead of Lucknow Super Giants' match against Royals. Looking forward to see how he bowls.” Challengers Bengaluru at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
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Mayank's consistent lightning-fast balls of over 150 kmph left the spectators and cricket lovers in awe during Lucknow Super Giants' impressive 21-run win over Punjab Kings last Saturday.
His intense pace proved to be a big challenge for batsmen like Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh and Jitesh Sharma, which ultimately contributed to the downfall of Punjab Kings. Mayank's extraordinary performance earned him the deserved accolade of Player of the Match.
Changing gear on the subject of Virat KohliBrett Lee stressed the importance of having key players like the Indian batsman in the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Lee stressed that the presence of such experienced and influential figures is vital to the success of their respective teams in the tournament, which is scheduled to take place in the United States and West Indies in June.
He said, “I would love to see big players playing in the T20 World Cup. I would love to see people like Virat Kohli playing in the World Cup.”
Lee believes Mayank has caught everyone's attention with his pace and action Jasprit Bumrah He remains the best fast bowler in the world, but he said he has not been used effectively enough.
“The bowler who impressed me the most (in this IPL) from a fast bowling point of view, I am still impressed by Jasprit Bumrah. I don't think he has been used properly. Although he was not at his best ” Second evening (against Rajasthan Royals on Monday).
Lee said, “It was difficult for him to control the swing because he has not bowled with a brand new ball in the last few matches. I would always like to see Bumrah using a brand new ball.”
Lee also expressed his approval of the two-bouncer rule implemented in the IPL, noting that it has played a vital role in restoring a degree of balance between bat and ball in a format heavily favored by batsmen.
“The two-bouncer rule is good. There are many things that go against the bowlers. The two-bouncer rule allows fast bowlers to plan to get the batsman out. Now they have got the option to bowl short balls in the first ball ” And the last ball too.
When pressed to identify his top four teams for the current IPL season, Lee expressed his confidence in Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
“I predicted it two weeks ago at the beginning. I see Delhi Capitals being on top this season, I've got RCB, the girls have done it and now it's time for the guys to move on, then CSK and Sunrisers This is Hyderabad.”
Asked about the 'Impact Player' rule, Lee said it “adds a lot of color and value to the IPL”.
“It depends on how teams use it, you can also argue that if you win the toss you can pick the best combination. I think they can go back to the drawing board later. But for now, it's working well,” Lee said.
Speaking about Mumbai Indians' poor start in the tournament, Lee cautioned against writing them off given their tendency to fight back after slow starts.
“They are the most successful team in the history of the IPL. I am not worried about Mumbai Indians at the moment. They are showing signs of how good they are as a team. I think patience is the key.”
MI has lost its first three matches.
(With PTI inputs)



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