Who is Mayank Yadav? Lucknow Super Giants’ young pacer with fastest ball in IPL 2024 | Top Vip News


Who is Mayank Yadav?  Lucknow Super Giants' young pacer with fastest ball in IPL 2024

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

Young fast bowler Mayank Yadav impressed on his IPL 2024 debut for Lucknow Super Giants as he bowled the fastest delivery of this year’s competition. Mayank seemed to have good pace and during Punjab Kings’ 12th innings, he played a 155.8 kmph delivery that left Shikhar Dhawan in a bothersome situation. LSG bought the 21-year-old in the 2022 auction for the base price of Rs 20 lakh, but he was later replaced by Arpit Guleria due to injury. During 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-finals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2023-2024, his team was defeated by Punjab.

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

“I never thought it would be such a good debut. I was nervous before the match. I tried to keep my pace and aim for the stumps. At first I was thinking of using slower ones, but I stuck with the fast ones. The first wicket was special. It’s “It’s good to debut at such a young age. I had a few goals but I can’t help if injuries come in the way,” Mayank said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

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

Asked to bat first, floater Krunal Pandya’s last-ditch attack 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 captain Nicholas Pooran’s 21-ball 42, which breathed life into his team’s innings in the middle overs.

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

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

(With PTI inputs)

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