Bumrah Makes History: First Indian Fast Bowler to Claim Top Spot in Test Rankings

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Jasprit Bumrah has secured the top spot in the ICC’s Test bowlers’ rankings, making him the first Indian fast bowler to achieve this milestone. Climbing three places, Bumrah now holds the No. 1 position, surpassing his teammate R Ashwin. This accomplishment comes after his brilliant performance in the second Test match in Visakhapatnam against England, where he was named Player of the Match and amassed a match total of 9 for 91. Bumrah’s rise to the top ranks, exceeding his previous best rating of No. 1, is a momentous milestone in Indian cricket.. 3.

Notably, the highest ranking previously achieved by an Indian fast bowler was No. 2 on the retrospective Test bowlers’ table by Kapil Dev in December 1979 to February 1980. Zaheer Khan had also reached the No. 3 spot in October-November 2010.

In the series against England, Bumrah has emerged as the leading wicket-taker with 15 wickets at an impressive average of 10.67. His impactful performances in both the first and second Tests played a crucial role in India’s success. Among Bumrah’s accomplishments is that he took just 34 matches to become the fastest Indian to reach 150 Test wickets.

Yashasvi Jaiswal, the India opener, also saw a significant climb in the Test batters’ rankings, moving up 37 places to No. 29 after his career-best knock of 209 in Visakhapatnam. In the meantime, Kane Williamson continues to be the best batter in the Test matches after his outstanding showing against South Africa.

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