Jasprit Bumrah becomes the first Indian fast bowler to top the ICC Test bowling rankings

Bumrah became the first Indian fast bowler to top the ICC Test bowling rankings after his performance in the second #IndvsEng Test.

Published: 07 February 2024, 2:27 PM IST

India's Jasprit Bumrah (VC) celebrates his fiver on the second day of the 2nd Test match between India and England held at the Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam on 3 February 2024.


Jasprit Bumrah Has become the first Indian fast bowler to reach the top ICC Men's Test bowling rankings after excellent performance in the second match of the ICC World Test Championship series against England In Visakhapatnam.

The 30-year-old took nine wickets in the match to help him overtake Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada and Ravichandran Ashwin, making him the fourth player from his country to hold the number one spot after spinner Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Bishan Singh Bedi. Are.

Bumrah, who was named player of the match after helping India level the five-match series with a 106-run win, ended Ashwin's 11-month long reign. Bumrah now has 881 rating points, while Ashwin (904) and Jadeja (899) are the only Indian bowlers to have collected more rating points. In March 2017, Ashwin and Jadeja also had the unique distinction of jointly being at the top position.

Left arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav has moved up four places to 45th position. In the batting rankings, left-handed opener Yashasvi Jaiswal moved up 37 places to 29th position after scoring a brilliant double century in the first innings and Shubman Gill moved up 14 places to a career-best 38th position after scoring a century in the second innings. .

England opener Jack Crawley is the second player to gain after the Visakhapatnam Test, moving up eight places to a career-best 22nd position after scores of 76 and 73.

Newbie leg spinner Rehan Ahmed has moved up 14 places to reach 70th position.th While Tom Hartley, who became the second England player to score at least 50 runs and take five wickets in each of his first two Tests, has moved up in both lists – rising to 103third to 95th in batting rankings and from 63third to 53third In bowling rankings.


In the latest weekly update, which also takes into account performances in the one-off Test between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in Colombo, left-arm spinner Prabhat Jayasuriya moved up three places to a career-best sixth position after helping him take eight wickets in the match. went. The home team won by 10 wickets.

Asitha Fernando (up seven places to 34th)th) and Vishwa Fernando (up nine places to 51st)scheduled tribe) are the other Sri Lankan bowlers to move up while Angelo Mathews (up four places to 24thth) has moved up in the batting rankings after top-scoring with 141 runs in the match.

Ibrahim Zadran from Afghanistan team has moved up 17 places to 54th position.th Rahmat Shah (up 16 places to 66th) after a struggling inning of 114 runs in the second innings.th) and Noor Ali Zadran (entered the ranking at 92Ra Position) are some other notable movements.

In the men's ODI rankings, Australia leg spinner Adam Zampa is up one place to third and fast bowler Sean Abbott has moved up 35 places to joint 33rd after taking six wickets in the three-match series against the West Indies last week.third Post.

West Indies left-arm spinner Gudakesh Moti has improved his ranking by 61.scheduled tribe to 54th After taking four wickets in the series.

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