LSG pacer Mayank Yadav has impressed everyone with his raw pace in IPL 2024.© BCCI

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) pacer Mayank Yadav has impressed everyone with his raw pace in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He clocked 156.7 kph during the game and bowled the fastest delivery in the ongoing edition and overall the fourth fastest in the history of the entire tournament. So far in two matches, Mayank has taken six wickets, helping LSG win back-to-back games after a defeat in their opening match. After just two games, several current and former cricketers have backed the 21-year-old to play for India in the coming months, including former England skipper Michael Vaughan.

Vaughan said it would be great for Mayank and India if the pacer is allowed to play a County season.

“It would serve Mayank Yadav & Indian cricket well if they allowed him to play for a county this summer,” Vaughan posted on X.

During the match against RCB, Mayank returned a remarkable figure of 3/14 which led him to his second consecutive Player of the Match award.

“I feel very good, winning two POTM awards, but I am happier that we won both matches. My aim is to play for India as much as possible. So I feel this is just the start and my main goal is what I am focussed on,” Mayank said in the post-match presentation.

Mayank has established a reputation of constantly breaching the 150 kph mark. A 151 kph delivery left Maxwell gobsmacked, lured him to rush on his pull, forced out a top edge and made him walk back to the dressing room for a two-ball duck and 16th overall in the competition.

The Delhi tearaway became just the sixth bowler in the IPL to take three-wicket hauls in two consecutive matches.

Coming to the match, LSG were put to bat and managed to post a handsome score of 181/5 following Quinton de Kock‘s rollicking 81 off 56 deliveries.

In reply, RCB struggled to put up meaningful partnerships which led to their downfall and sealed a 28-run defeat for the hosts.

(With ANI Inputs)

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