Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Jasprit Bumrah set a precedent as the first bowler in world cricket

In image - world no 1 test bowler Jasprit Bumrah
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Jasprit Bumrah's Back stress fracture made his career uncertain at one time. The star Indian pacer suffered the injury during the 2022 ODI series against England. The loss was reversed as he later made a comeback in the T20 against Australia. The level of injury increases.


He was knocked out of the 2022 T20 World Cup. The beginning of 2023 was not promising for him. He was initially included in the squad for the Sri Lanka series but was later dropped. Forced to undergo surgery. No IPL or World Test Championship (WTC) finals were played.


Finally, Bumrah (Jasprit Bumrah) returned to the bowling run-up in India's blue jersey in the T20 series against Ireland in August. Will he be seen in his previous rhythm after returning from injury? The Indian cricket community was in fear.


Jasprit Bumrah explained in the Ireland series that his long absence from the twenty-two yards of cricket did not let his bowling skills catch any rust. Then he gave an impeccable performance in the Asia Cup. He is seen to become the leader of the Indian pace bowling department in the World Cup as well. Bumrah showed great control with the new ball.


Mohammed Shami's incredible bowling may have been overshadowed, but experts are not underestimating Bumrah's contribution of 20 wickets at an average of 18.65 in 11 matches for India to reach the final.


Jasprit Bumrah's victory continues even after the World Cup. He brought success to the team with impeccable bowling on South African soil. And in the field of the country in two consecutive Tests against England, he snatched the crown of the top ranking of the ICC.


Consistency is the key to Bumrah's success


In image - No - 1 Test Bowler Jasprit Bumrah

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India lost the Test by 28 runs against England in Hyderabad but Jasprit Bumrah grabbed the attention. He used speed and control on spin-assisted pitches to overwhelm the opposition. The way he bowled Ben Stokes using the late swing, was enthusiastically praised by the commentators.


Stokes himself was stunned for a while. He also took 4 wickets in the second innings. About Bumrah's bowling, England pacer Mark Wood said, "There was nothing for the pacers on this pitch. Bumrah bowled like a genius and made it more difficult for me."


Jasprit Bumrah overshadowed Hyderabad's form in Visakhapatnam. In response to India's 396 runs, England was in an advantageous position for a time. It is Bumrah who collapsed. Bring back Joe Root first. Root was caught by Shubman Gill. After that, perhaps the best delivery of the year came out of his hand.


A perfect yorker blows Ollie Pope's middle and leg stumps. The Pope could not resist. England were bowled out for 253 thanks to Bumrah's 6/45. The right-arm pacer became India's messiah in the second innings as well. Team India won by taking three more wickets.


It was certain that he would advance in the ranking after the Visakhapatnam Test. As soon as the new rankings are published today. Wednesday, it can be seen that Boom-Boom has occupied the top spot by displacing the countryman Ravichandran Ashwin.


Bumrah took a place in the record books


Jasprit Bumrah set the precedent of occupying the top position in all three formats
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Jasprit Bumrah has jumped three steps to the top spot in the new rankings released by the cricket governing body ICC today. His rating points are currently 881. Kagiso Rabada is in second place. Protea Pacers Rating Points 851. Ravichandran Ashwin has dropped two places to third place.


He has 841 rating points. Ravindra Jadeja is also in the top ten. He is in eighth place with 746 rating points. As soon as Jasprit Bumrah took the top spot today, he took his name in the history books. As the first bowler in the history of cricket, he set the precedent of occupying the top position in all three formats, Test, ODI and T20.


In January 2018, Bumrah (Jasprit Bumrah) achieved the achievement of becoming the number 1 bowler in the ICC T20 ranking for the first time. In July 2022, he reached the top of the rankings in ODI cricket with 6 wickets for just 19 runs against England.


Exactly one and a half years after that, in February 2024, he took the top spot in the Test. Among the batsmen too, only three have the feat of occupying the top spot in all three formats. Two Australian legends Matthew Hayden, Ricky Ponting are in the list. And there is India's Virat Kohli. He was also on top of everyone in Test, ODI and T20 rankings. This time, Bumrah is a member of this special club.


Bumbum is the first bowler in world cricket to be the number 1 bowler in all formats


In image - No -1 Test Bowler Jasprit Bumrah & No - 3 Test Bowler Ravichandran Ashwin
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Jasprit Bumrah has created history by becoming the only bowler to be number 1 in the ICC rankings across all formats. On the other hand, Ravichandran Ashwin has lost the top spot in the ICC Test Bowling Ranking and is now down to the 3rd place. At the moment his rating point is 814. It may be noted that Ashwin is only 1 wicket away from collecting 500 wickets in international Test cricket.  Ravindra Jadeja has also retained the number 1 position in the Test all-round rankings.


Jasprit Bumrah is the fourth Indian bowler to become the number one bowler in Tests


After Bishen Singh Bedi, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah became the fourth Indian bowler to become the number one bowler in Tests. And Bumrah became the first Indian power bowler to become number one in Tests.


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