Jasprit Bumrah becomes first Indian pacer to top Test bowling rankings | Cricket News

Feb 7, 2024


New Delhi: India's fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah Became the first Indian fast bowler to claim the No. 1 spot in the latest ICC Men's Test Bowler Rankings.
International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement that boomrah He reached the top spot for the first time on the back of his impressive match figures of 9/91 during his team's 106-run series-levelling win over England in the second Test in Vizag.

Bumrah was named player of the match after taking nine wickets in the second test. He also moved up three places in the latest Test bowler rankings, surpassing his teammate Ravichandran Ashwin,

Despite the Proteas missing the Test series in New Zealand, South Africa Kagiso RabadaThe fast bowler, who leads the fast bowling department, is still ranked second among Test bowlers.
Ashwin, who has been ranked first since March last year, took just three wickets for India in the same match and dropped two places to third.

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Despite taking 10 five-wicket hauls in 34 matches for his country, 30-year-old Bumrah has never finished higher than third in a Test match. This is the first time that he has retained the top position.

Bumrah has taken five wickets twice in Test matches in 2024. Earlier in the year, in Cape Town, the India bowler had defeated South Africa with figures of 6/61. In his most recent encounter, against England, he took an equally astonishing 6/45.
Bumrah is the fourth and first fast bowler from India to top the bowling charts, with Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Bishan Bedi being the only players from the Asian country to have done so previously.

In the latest ICC rankings, not only Bumrah but his teammates have also progressed a lot. Yashasvi Jaiswal So too has he been recognized for his excellent double century in the opening innings of the Vizag Test against England.
With a career-high 209 runs at the start of the match, Jaiswal helped seal the victory. The young batsman has moved up 37 places to 29th in the latest rankings for Test batsmen, which also includes the New Zealand legend. kane williamson Still paving the way.
After two innings in the 70s against India, Australia's Steve Smith moved to the top of the batting rankings, overtaking England's Joe Root, who dropped to third. jack crawley It moved up eight places to reach 22nd position.



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