Rishabh Pant vs Bumrah

The Story so far

Rishabh Pant has been on a tear since he got back in the game. Remember when he used to dazzle us with those wild shots? Well, he’s back at it. Last game against Gujarat Titans, the guy was on fire, smashing 88 runs off just 43 balls. It was pure entertainment especially for bettors on Lotus365.

So far, he’s knocked 342 runs in just nine games this IPL season, which already beats his score from the entire last season. Plus, he’s topping the charts for Delhi Capitals with a hefty strike rate of 161.32. And get this—when he’s up against fast bowlers, his strike rate skyrockets to 190.55.

But this Saturday, it’s going to get real. Delhi Capitals are up against Mumbai Indians, and that means Pant’s facing his old rival Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah’s not playing around this year either; with 13 wickets at an economy rate of 6.37, he’s leading the pack for Mumbai. And historically? He’s had Pant’s number, taking him out six times in their past matchups. Pant’s only managed an average of 8.00 runs per time at bat against Bumrah.

Despite all that, Pant’s been a beast in the final overs this season, striking at an insane 260.60. And Bumrah? He’s been the king of the death overs with a 7.20 economy rate. They didn’t clash in their last meetup, but if they do this time, it’s gonna be epic. Hold on to your Lotus365 ID when these two heavy weights clash on the field.

As for the teams, Mumbai’s struggling a bit, sitting eighth with three wins from eight games. Delhi’s doing a tad better—they’ve snagged three wins from their last four games, placing them sixth. So, this next game? It’s not just a match, it’s a showdown.

Important Stats

  • Pant’s 243 runs in the middle overs is the highest among all batters in IPL 2024.
  • Capitals have the second-worst economy rate in the powerplay this season – 10.46.
  • Rohit Sharma has 1026 runs against DC in the IPL. He needs five more to go past Virat Kohli’s record for most runs against the Delhi franchise.
  • Bumrah has removed Shaw twice in 16 balls in the IPL. Shaw only strikes at 72.7 against Bumrah, while averaging 8.00. Axar Patel has fallen to Bumrah three times in 45 balls and has a strike rate of 102.2 against him.
  • Rohit has been dismissed by Axar three times in 10 IPL innings and strikes at only 91.3 against him. Khaleel Ahmed has meanwhile sent back Pandya three times in 26 balls in the tournament.