Working with the new ball in the shortest form of cricket, T20s is not a cake walk for the bowlers. There are ferocious bowling combinations that worked to impact the result of the game, especially the Indian premier league, like Malinga and Mc Clenaghan, Umesh Yadav and Morkel, and Ashish Nehra and Mohit Sharma. Like batsmen, bowlers need help from their partners to read the minds of the batsmen and work on restricting the score besides picking as many wickets. Here we can have a look at the splendid opening bowling combinations that have the potential to turn the tables of the game.
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Sandeep Sharma(Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Coming to the above duo, the combination is known for their swing that restricted the batsmen in the initial overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bagged the purple cap in the IPL editions of 2016 and 2017. Bhuvi is capable of reading the minds of batsmen and has the expertise to swing the new ball and can be called as the complete bowler by his performance in the death overs as well.
Sandeep Sharma lacked international experience but did well in the IPL with the new ball. He has 18, 13, 15 and 17 wickets in his belt from the previous IPL seasons. This combination has the ability to swing the new ball with variations and expects to bag more wickets in the upcoming IPL.
- Kagiso Rabada and Chris Morris( Delhi DareDevils)
This pair can be called as the best pace bowling combination among all the eight franchises that participate in IPL 2018. This is the best new ball combination in coming to the limited overs format worldwide. Among this pair, Rabada is the opening bowler for the Safaris in all the cricket formats and Morris opens the spell in the limited overs cricket. Rabada picked 53 wickets from 44 T20 matches so far and Morris took 177 wickets off 143 matches. In IPL 2017, Rabada picked 6 wickets off 6 IPL matches and Morris managed to bag 12 wickets off 9 games for Delhi DareDevils.
- Jasprit Bumrah and Pat Cummins (Mumbai Indians)
This pair stood as main weapons for the Mumbai Indians in the previous season. This duo is the best combination of two youngest pace bowlers coming to the shortest cricket format. Cummins is the bowling spearhead for Australia and on the other hand, Bumrah has the capabilities of a match winner. In the previous edition of IPL, Bumrah picked 20 wickets and contributed for the third title victory of the team. Cummins picked 15 wickets off 12 games by his consistent performance for the Delhi DareDevils. The Mumbai Indians team is confident about the combination of consistency and capability of the pair. Bumrah is famous for his accuracy and Cummins is known for his pace and bounce.