Bumrah rises to No.3 in ICC Test rankings
Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is enjoying himself pretty well in the longest format too. He was appreciated by the cricket fraternity for his fantastic bowling performance against West Indies and because of which, he jumped 4 spots to sit at No. 3 in ICC rankings for Test bowlers.
In a first, Jasprit Bumrah achieved career-best rating points of 835. He is behind South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada (851 points) and Australia’s Pat Cummins (908 points). With Bumrah going about his business quite well, there is no doubt that he would go on to be the No.1 Test bowler in the future.
Besides all bad ambience surrounding West Indies for their debacle against India at home, there is at least some good news for them to cherish now as captain Jason Holder not only strengthened his spot at the top of the ICC Test all-rounder’s rankings but also stormed up the rankings by 7 spots to join James Anderson at No.4 in the bowler’s charts.
Jasprit Bumrah comfortably topped the bowler’s charts in the 2-match Test series against West Indies, picking up 13 wickets to help India finish their first-ever whitewash against West Indies.
Bumrah also became only the third Indian bowler after the likes of Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan to bag a Test hat-trick when he accomplished the feat in the recently-concluded 2nd Test in Kingston, Jamaica.
Jasprit Bumrah turned out to be West Indies batsmen’s worst nightmare in the 2-Test series. In the first Test in Antigua, Bumrah started slowly as he picked just 1 wicket in the first innings but in the second innings, he picked up 5 wickets, conceding only 7 runs, which is the best bowling record by any Indian bowler. West Indies were all out for 100 in the 2nd innings and credit goes to Bumrah for tilting the game towards India’s favour.
Coming to the second Test match in Jamaica, Bumrah was on fire in his bowling approach and he bagged a sensational hat-trick in the first innings and ended up with stellar bowling figures of 6/27.
Bumrah troubled the West Indies’ batsmen with swing bowling by moving the ball both ways with relative ease.
ICC Test Bowling Rankings (September 3, 2019)
1. Pat Cummins (AUS)
2. Kagiso Rabada (SA)
3. Jasprit Bumrah (IND)
4. Jason Holder (WI)
5. James Anderson (ENG)
6. Vernon Philander (SA)
7. Trent Boult (NZ)
8. Neil Wagner (NZ)
9. Kemar Roach (WI)
10. Mohammad Abbas (PAK)