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IPL History: Ten dream bowling combinations we never got to see

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10 dream bowling combinations we never got to see (Image Courtesy - IPLT20/BCCI)
10 dream bowling combinations we never got to see (Image Courtesy - IPLT20/BCCI)

Indian Premier League has been renowned as the most prestigious league in the history of cricket as all the players of the world dream to play in the tourney. It has also fulfilled the dreams of many cricketing fans who wished to witness their dream players from all the countries playing together for 1 franchise. This has been the main thing which has kept the fans connected to the IPL as the league has moved onto its 12th edition in 2019.

The concept of IPL became a huge hit in its inaugural edition itself as it was a new concept then. The world has witnessed some dream bowling combinations of world-class players like Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga, Shaun Pollock and Ashish Nehra, Farveez Maharoof and Glenn McGrath playing for the same franchise in the IPL. 

But somehow there are still many dream bowling combinations which the world never got to see in IPL. It would have been a once in a lifetime moment if these dream combinations came to fruition in IPL. 

Such ten dream bowling combination which we never got to see in IPL are as follows.


#10 Brett Lee and Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah and Brett Lee (Image Courtesy - IPLT20/BCCI)
Jasprit Bumrah and Brett Lee (Image Courtesy - IPLT20/BCCI)

It has become a dream for today’s world to witness some real pace bowling at the speed of 145 kph plus deliveries in IPL. Only some extra-ordinary bowlers could reach this level as it demands huge dedication and passion. Brett Lee and Jasprit Bumrah are two of the greatest fast bowlers to have played in the league.

Lee was one of the best Australia’s all-time fast bowler who changed the entire scenario of fast bowling in the world. The fastest ball bowled by him in the history of cricket clocked the speed of 161.8 which itself shows his class.

In the same way, Bumrah is the current best pacer of the world who has been carrying the legacy of the fast pacers. He is the real gem of the Indian pace bowling attack who would prove to be the Crown Jewel as his career progresses. 

However, we never got to see this dream Indo-Aussie dream bowling combo in the IPL. 

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