Jasprit Bumrah creates history and becomes the first Indian pacer to reach the No. 1 spot in Test rankings

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah returned to Test cricket after a year and a half during the tour of South Africa where he scored a six fer in the second innings of the Cape Town Test and also a four fer in the first Test. He has impressed everyone in the Test series against England with another six during the first innings of the second Test. The Indian pacer also hit a four during the second innings of the first Test. As a result, he has risen to the No. 1 spot in the ICC Test Bowling rankings.

Jasprit Bumrah becomes the fourth Indian bowler to reach the top of the Test bowling rankings and the first Indian bowler to do so. The other three bowlers who have achieved this feat are spinners; Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Bishan Singh Bedi. Jasprit Bumrah has played 34 Tests and taken 155 wickets in 65 innings at an excellent average of 20.19 with 10 five-wicket hauls to his name. Match figures of 9/91 in the second Test helped him claim the top spot from teammate Ravichandran Ashwin, who dropped to No. 3 after taking just three wickets in the second Test against England.

India won the second Test against England by 106 runs and have now leveled the series at 1-1. Jasprit Bumrah was adjudged Player of the Match for his excellent performance with the ball on a batting-friendly track in Vizag. He also took six wickets in the first Test match which included four fers in the second innings on a spinning Hyderabad pitch.

The current top three bowlers in the ICC Test rankings are Jasprit Bumrah, Kagiso Rabada and Ravichandran Ashwin. One of the best things about Bumrah’s bowling is that he has taken wickets on all types of pitches and has been lethal against all opponents. He has a score of 881, 30 points more than Kagiso Rabada, who is ranked No. 2 in the ICC Test Bowling rankings.

Jasprit Bumrah has the best average after taking 150 Test wickets

Jasprit Bumrah has another great feat to boast of as he recorded the best average after taking 150 wickets among the players who played cricket after World War I. Bumrah averages 20.19 after taking 155 Test wickets and is ahead of legends such as Malcolm Marshall, Joel Garner, Briefly Ambrose, Jim Laker, Glenn McGrath and Allan Donald.

The Indian speedster was out of the game for a long time due to a back injury and missed many cricket matches including the Asia Cup 2022, ICC T20 World Cup 2022, IPL 2023 and the World Test Championship final. 2023. Since his return to the game, he has shown spectacular performance in all formats. He took 20 wickets in 11 games at an average of 18.65 during the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023.

India and England are currently tied 1-1 in the ongoing five-match Test series. Jasprit Bumrah is currently the highest wicket-taker in the series with 15 wickets to his name at an average of 10.67. The third Test of the series will begin on February 15 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.