Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, who bowled brilliantly in the IND vs ENG second Test, has been rewarded for his excellent performance. Bumrah has created history by becoming the number-1 bowler in Test. He has gained 3 places and has 881 points.
Bumrah has become the first bowler to become number 1 in all formats. He has also become the first Indian fast bowler to reach the top of the ICC Test bowling rankings. So far, only 2 players from India have achieved the number 1 rank in all formats. Before Bumrah, Virat Kohli had achieved this feat.
Kagiso Rabada is at second place after Bumrah with 851 marks. Ravichandran Ashwin (841 points) is in third place.
Jasprit Bumrah is the fourth Indian bowler to achieve number-1 ranking in Test. Before him, Bishan Singh Bedi, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja had topped the Test rankings.
In the IND vs ENG second Test played in Visakhapatnam, Bumrah broke the back of England with his yorker. Bumrah responded to England's baseball with his sharp bowling. He took a total of 9 wickets in both the innings. During England's first innings, he took 6 wickets while giving 45 runs in 15.5 overs. This was the 10th 5-wicket haul of his Test career. In the second innings, Bumrah took 3 wickets for 46 runs in 17.2 overs.
The Indian team had to face defeat in the IND vs ENG first Test played in Hyderabad. But Bumrah's performance was good in this match. He had taken 6 wickets in his name.
Bumrah had achieved a big feat when he took the wicket of Ben Stokes during the first innings of England. Actually, Stokes became the 150th Test victim of Bumrah. Bumrah achieved this milestone in his 34th Test. He became the first Indian fast bowler to touch this figure in the least number of matches. Before him, the fast bowler who took 150 Test wickets in the least number of matches for India was Kapil Dev (39).
On the other hand, Yashasvi Jaiswal, who scored a double century in the IND vs ENG second Test, has also gained in the ICC rankings. He has jumped 37 places to 29th position. In the first innings of Visakhapatnam Test, Yashasvi had scored 209 runs in 209 balls. India had won this match by 106 runs.