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Glenn Maxwell and Cameron Green flop again as Mayank Yadav stuns cricket world in IPL

Mayank Yadav was sending down missiles as he left the cricket in awe.

Mayank Yadav has caught the attention of the cricket world having cleaned bowled Cameron Green after bowling a 156km/h missile as the allrounder and Glenn Maxwell failed to fire in the Indian Premier League. Yadav clocked the fastest ball of the tournament so far having ripped a 156.7km/h delivery as he helped the Giants charge towards to a 28-run win over the Royal Challengers.

Yadav already held the record for the fastest delivery in the tournament in his IPL debut, but the youngster broke his previous best against the Challengers as he terrorised the batters. Yadav took 3-14 off four overs having dismissed both Aussies in the Challengers line-up.

Mayank Yadav (pictured left) recorded a 156.7km/h rocket in the Indian Premier League with both Cameron Green and Glenn Maxwell both struggling. (Images: Getty Images/IPL)
Mayank Yadav (pictured left) recorded a 156.7km/h rocket in the Indian Premier League with both Cameron Green and Glenn Maxwell both struggling. (Images: Getty Images/IPL)

Maxwell was dismissed for a duck, before Yadav clean bowled Aussie allrounder Green as the bails went flying. The cricket world was paying attention to Yadav's spell with former England quick Stuart Broad praising the 21-year-old's talent.

"Some talent BTW...love his attributes," Broad wrote on social media. South African teammate Quinton de Kock admitted he was happy not to be facing Yadav out in the middle having watched the youngster send down missiles at the opponents. "Glad to have him on our team," de Kock said after the match.

"He is bowling rockets at the moment. He is keeping things simple. Youngsters bowling express pace can get caught up trying different things.”

Mayank Yadav celebrating the wicket of Cameron Green.
Mayank Yadav was the star once again for the Lucknow Super Giants having dismissed Cameron Green. (IDREES MOHAMMED via Getty Images)

Yadav becomes the first player in the tournament's history to win player-of-the-match in his first two matches. He has also become the first player to record more than three deliveries above 155km/h in IPL history. This comes having bowled fewer than eight overs.

The young quick has many in the cricket world excited for his future. Indian fAns are also hoping to see the 21-year-old feature in the Indian Test squad touring Australia for a five-Test match series later in 2024.

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Yadav admitted he was full of confidence after making his breakthrough for the Giants, but was focused on making the national team. “I feel very good, winning two player of the match awards, but I am happier that we won both the matches,” he said.

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“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 focused on.” Yadav may have been the star for the Giants, but de Kock managed to carry on with his strong form having blasted 81 runs in the victory. De Kock smashed eight fours and five sixes in his innings as Aussie Marcus Stoinis combined with the South African for a match-winning 56-run partnership.

Cameron Green and Glenn Maxwell fail with the bat

Green has yet to find his feet at the Challengers having scored 18, 3, 33 and 9 so far in the tournament. The allrounder took two wickets in his first match, but has also failed to make a breakthrough in the following three.

Maxwell has been stellar with the ball for the Challengers having taken four wickets and been economical with the white-ball. However, he has less runs than Green with the bat having scored 0, 3, 28 and 0. Maxwell is a certainty for Australia's T20 World Cup team later this year, but his form has dipped in India.