Who is Mayank Yadav – Lucknow Super Giants’ young Pacer with the fastest ball in IPL 2024


Who is Mayank Yadav – Lucknow Super Giants' young Pacer with the fastest ball in IPL 2024

Mayank Yadav in action for Lucknow Super Giants during IPL 2024©AFP

Young fast bowler Mayank Yadav impressed on his IPL 2024 debut for Lucknow Super Giants by delivering the fastest delivery in this year’s competition. Mayank looked in a good rhythm and in the 12th over of Punjab Kings, he produced a speed of 155.8 kmph which left Shikhar Dhawan in an awkward situation. The 21-year-old was bought at auction in 2022 by LSG for the base price of Rs 20 lakh but was later replaced by Arpit Guleria because of an injury. In his T20 career, he took 12 wickets in 10 matches while in his List A career, Mayank took 34 wickets in 17 matches.

Mayank represents Delhi in the domestic circuit and although he took two important wickets in the semi-final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2023-2024, his team was defeated by Punjab.

The young fast bowler ended up with figures of 3/27 in the match as he took the important wickets of Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh and Jitesh Sharma.

“I never thought it would be such a good start. I was nervous before the match. I tried to pace myself and aim for the stumps. I thought I would use slower stumps at first, but I didn’t. “I’m sticking to the quicker ones. The first wicket was special. It’s good to make your debut at such a young age. I’ve scored a few goals, but I can’t help if injuries are hampering us.” , Mayank said during the post-match presentation ceremony.

India unearthed a new fast bowling star in Mayank Yadav (3/27) who stole the show with his blistering pace amid the usual flurry of monstrous hits as Lucknow Super Giants humiliated the Punjab Kings by 21 points.

Asked to bat first, floater Krunal Pandya’s late blitz propelled LSG to a competitive 199/8.

Opener Quinton de Kock top-scored for LSG with a 38-ball 54, but it was stand-in skipper Nicholas Pooran’s 21-ball 42 that breathed life into his team’s innings in the middle overs.

On the back of two sixes and four boundaries, Krunal then scored with a strike rate of 200 to finish on a 22-ball 43 and give his team an extra cushion.

This total proved to be enough for LSG, who registered their first win of this IPL thanks to the exploits of Mayank. Punjab, who finished at 178/5, missed Liam Livingstone’s serve as he was injured.

(With PTI inputs)

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