Jasprit Bumrah picked 13 wickets in the two Test matches that India played against West Indies. In this series, Bumrah became the first bowler to reach 50 test wickets and also the fastest yet. He is already leading the ODI bowling chart.
Little did we know that a humble debutante from Mumbai Indians would go on to be the world’s most feared bowler. It is a delight to watch Jasprit Bumrah bowl at the death overs in limited overs cricket. His toe-crushing yorkers have beaten the best of the batsman with ease. His bowling have lived up to the expectations of his fans and sent many stumps flying across. Bumrah’s bowling expertise has reached to a point that the captain can blindly rely on him to defend any total.
Bumrah’s ranking has improved with every test match that he has played and this is his rank after every match –
1st Test – #85
2nd Test – #67
3rd Test – #42
4th Test – #38
5th Test – #38
6th Test – #38
7th Test – #33
8th Test – #28
9th Test – #16
10th Test – #16
11th Test – #7
12th Test – #3
As we can see, he has jumped through the ranks and reached the top 10 within just 12 matches. He is ranked behind Patt Cummins and Kagiso Rabada. But considering the trend, we know that Bumrah will rush past these two bowlers soon and will be the #1 ranked Test Bowler in the near future. Jasprit Bumrah has a tough competition against Cummins, Rabada, Jofra Archer to claim the Test crown.
With the ICC Test Championship in view, it is a relief to have bowlers like Bumrah, Shami, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma in the squad. India is leading the ICC Test Championship with 120 points and a major chunk of credit is owed to Jasprit Bumrah because of his heroics against West Indies which includes a hattrick.
He is currently ranked at #3 and we predict that Jasprit Bumrah will be ranked #1 Test bowler when India plays against New Zealand. India will not play Test match against South Africa and we will have to wait for a while before we see Bumrah rule the bowling charts.