Jasprit Bumrah’s place as one of the best quick bowler in the world is confirmed following information that the India fast has claimed the No.1 spot on the most recent ICC Men’s Test Bowler rankings.
Bumrah will declare the top spot for the primary time on the again of his super match figures of 9/91 throughout his aspect’s series-equalling 106-run victory over England in the second Test in Vizag.
This can be the primary time a fast bowler from India will take the top spot in Test rating.
The nine-wicket haul noticed Bumrah earn Player of the Match honours in the second Test and climb three locations on the most recent Test rankings for bowlers to say top spot from teammate Ravichandran Ashwin.
Ashwin – who has held the premier rating since March final yr – managed simply three wickets for India in that very same match and drops two locations to 3rd on the up to date rankings for Test bowlers, with South Africa tempo spearhead Kagiso Rabada sustaining his place in second regardless of sitting out the Proteas’ Test sequence in New Zealand.
The 30-year-old has by no means been beforehand larger than the third spot regardless of a complete of 10 five-wicket hauls for his nation from 34 Test match appearances.
Two of these five-wicket hauls have come in Test matches in 2024 for Bumrah, with the India pacer amassing figures of 6/61 towards South Africa in Cape Town initially of the yr after which an equally spectacular spell of 6/45 in his most up-to-date look towards England.
Bumrah is simply the fourth participant from India to top the bowling charts, with Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Bishan Bedi, to have finished so beforehand.
More laurels for Indian cricket
Bumrah isn’t the one participant from India to make an attention-grabbing leap up the most recent ICC rankings. Teammate and opening batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal was additionally rewarded for his magnificent double century through the first innings of that Vizag Test.
Jaiswal helped arrange the victory with a career-best 209 to begin the match and the teen climbed 37 locations to twenty ninth on the most recent rankings for Test batters.
New Zealand veteran and former Test captain Kane Williamson continues to be main the batting charts.
Australia’s Steve Smith re-claimed the second place on the batter rankings as England’s Joe Root dropped to 3rd, whereas compatriot Zak Crawley improved eight spots to twenty second following two innings in the 70s towards India.
Sri Lanka spinner Prabath Jayasuriya jumps three locations to sixth on the Test bowling ranks following his eight-wicket match haul in the one-off Test towards Afghanistan, whereas compatriot Asitha Fernando improves seven spots to thirty fourth after six scalps from the identical match.
England’s Ben Stokes (fourth) and India’s Axar Patel (fifth) leap one place on the checklist for Test all-rounders following the Vizag Test, whereas there’s some motion inside the newest ODI rankings following the completion of Australia’s house sequence towards the West Indies.