MI vs RR, IPL 2020: Jasprit Bumrah features in Shane Watson's list of top 5 T20 bowlers of all time
New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Indian star pacer Jasprit Bumrah has found himself a place in former Australian cricketer and Chennai Super Kings opener Shane Watson's list of top five T20 bowlers of all time.
Sharing the video on T20 Stars' YouTube channel, Shane Watson shared his to five T20 bowlers of all time. Praising the Indian star pacer, Jasprit Bumrah, Watson said that Bumrah's impact has been "absolutely phenomenal" and the fast bowler will have a great career ahead.
"He, for me, is an all-round package. He is only 26 at the moment but the dominance that he has had in T20 cricket so far as a bowler is absolutely phenomenal," Watson said in the video.
"He has got speed, he can swing the bowl both ways, he has got a great change of pace, the execution of his yorkers is incredible as well... Facing him is a huge challenge, he has got so many different high-quality bowling options and you got to be absolutely on your game to be able to score and put him under pressure. I am sure he will be absolutely great at the end of his career in T20 cricket alone with incredible skills that he has got," he added.
Apart from Jasptit Bumrah, Watson also named Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga, former Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi, West Indies' Dwayne Bravo, and Sunil Narine in the list of top five T20 bowlers of all time.
"The first one in my top 5 T20 bowlers of all time is the greatest T20 bowler, Lasith Malinga... His execution of yorkers is something that has not been seen before and might not be seen again for a long period of time," Watson said in the video.
"Number two is Shahid Afridi. I am just talking about his bowling right now, he is obviously an incredibly dynamic batsman but from bowling perspective, he is the perfect T20 bowler. He is a wicket-taker but also, he does not concede that many runs. And that is a T20 bowler you always need in your team," he added.
Watson then named West Indies duo Bravo, who became the first bowler to reach the mark of 500 wickets in T20 cricket in August, and Narine.
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