Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah 1st Indian Fast Bowler To achieve Top Ranking Position

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In Dubai, the cricket world is abuzz with the latest revelation following Jasprit Bumrah’s formidable performance against England in the second test match in Visakhapatnam.

Another remarkable figure has emerged, carving his name in history as the first Indian fast bowler to claim the coveted top position in the ICC Test rankings for bowlers.

Bumrah’s ascent marks a significant milestone, reminiscent of Virat Kohli’s previous achievements in Test cricket.

His stellar performance, spearheading India’s triumph with nine crucial wickets in the second test, propelled him past his compatriot Ravichandran Ashwin to claim the top spot. Ashwin, a stalwart in Indian cricket with 499 Test wickets to his name, relinquished his reign after an impressive 11-month tenure, now settling in third place.

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Joining an esteemed group, Bumrah becomes the fourth Indian bowler to ascend to the pinnacle of bowling rankings, following in the footsteps of Bishansingh Bedi, Ashwin, and Ravindra Jadeja.

With an impressive rating of 881 points, Bumrah’s achievement underscores his prowess on the cricketing stage, overshadowing the rating coefficients of Ashwin and Jadeja at 904 and 899, respectively, had they reached the summit jointly in March 2017.

Amidst Bumrah’s triumph, Indian cricket witnesses further strides as opening batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal and centurion Shubman Gill make notable advancements in the rankings. Jaiswal’s maiden Test double century catapults him from 37th to 29th position in the batting rankings, while Gill’s stellar performance sees him rise by 14 places to secure the 38th spot.

In the latest ICC rankings unveiled on Wednesday, India boasts three bowlers in the top ten, with Jasprit Bumrah leading the pack at number one, followed by Ravichandran Ashwin at third, and Ravindra Jadeja at eighth.

Bumrah’s ascent adds another chapter to India’s cricketing legacy, with illustrious names gracing the annals of the sport:

  • Test: Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, and Virat Kohli.
  • ODI: Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli, and Shubman Gill.
  • Twenty-20: Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, and Suryakumar Yadav.

Additionally, Bumrah joins the elite ranks of bowlers with the lowest averages among those with over 150 wickets, a testament to his exceptional talent and impact on the game.

As the cricketing world celebrates these milestones, Bumrah’s achievement serves as an inspiration and a testament to the relentless pursuit of excellence in the sport.

Bumra among elite bowlers

Bumra is the second all-time bowler with the lowest average among those taking more than 150 wickets.

Bowler’s wicket average

Sydney Burns 189 16.43

Jasprit Bumrah 155 20.19

Alan Davison 186 20.53

Malcolm Marshall 376 20.94

Jewel Garner 259 20.97

Curtly Ambrose 405 20.99

Jim Laker 193 21.24

Fred Truman 307 21.57

Glenn McGrath 563 21.64

Kagiso Rabada 291 22.05

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