The biggest T20 league in the world has now come to a close. Mumbai Indians have been crowned as IPL champions for the fourth time after defeating Chennai Super Kings in a nail-biting final.
This season had everything you would expect from such a high profile tournament. There were humongous sixes, funny moments, controversies, and centuries.
The best thing about the IPL is the fact that we get to witness some of the best cricketers across the world perform on cricket’s grandest stage.
There were some great performances this year. We witnessed some of the most breath-taking displays of batting and bowling unlike never before.
Though all these players who delivered match-winning performances couldn’t win the MVP award at the end of the season, they can definitely be considered the most valuable players of the season for the way they played a huge role in their team’s success. This post lists out those 10 players who are the most valuable players of the season.
Note: This post is based on personal opinion and has nothing to do with the MVP award list.
#10 Jasprit Bumrah (Mumbai Indians)
It’s no big secret that Jasprit Bumrah is one of the best bowlers in the world. He is best known for being a lethal death over specialist in the shortest format. Bumrah has always been reliable with the ball for Mumbai Indians.
This year was no exception for the Indian speedster. Even when an experienced bowler like Lasith Malinga was getting dispatched to the boundary with ease, Bumrah managed to stay calm while maintaining a good line and length.
He has brought Mumbai Indians back from the brink of defeat multiple times in the tournament.
In the final against CSK, it was Bumrah’s exceptional bowling that helped restrict CSK till the final over was bowled. The fact that he conceded just 14 runs from his full quota in such a high-pressure game speaks volumes about his mentality.
Bumrah finished the season as the fifth highest wicket-taker with 19 wickets from 16 matches at an economy rate of 6.63.