Jasprit Bumrah becomes second fastest Indian pacer to scalp 100 ODI wickets
Jasprit Bumrah has reached the milestone of 100 limited over wickets in India’s last World Cup group stage match against Sri Lanka at Headingley on Saturday.
With that, he has become the second fastest Indian pacer to scalp the century of wickets in ODIs dismissing Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne in the fourth delivery of the fourth over.
The 25-year old later picked up two more wickets that of Kusal Perera and Angelo Mathews to stand with a figure of 3/37 as Sri Lanka posted 264/7 in their 50 overs.
Bumrah has taken only 57 matches for the feat which is second behind Mohammad Shami’s 56 matches.
Bumrah has been one of the best bowlers for India in CWC 2019 so far with 18 wickets from nine games including a four-fer at an average of 19.75.
Overall, Bumrah is standing at the eighth spot in the list of fastest players to grab 100 wickets. Afghan leg spinner Rashid Khan is the quickest to reach the milestone in just 44 ODIs.
Mitchell Starc, who is currently the leading wicket taker in the mega ICC event, took 52 matches to reach the landmark.
In addition to 100 wickets in ODIs, Bumrah has taken 51 Twenty20 International wickets and 49 wickets in 10 Tests.
Already been in the semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, India will gain the top spot in the table if they would manage to beat Sri Lanka in the ongoing match.
India have so far won six out of their first eight games accumulating 12 points.
In the other match today, Australia are taking on South Africa and a win for the defending champions will see them seal the top spot ahead of the subcontinent giants.