- Bumrah becomes the first Indian pacer to achieve this milestone
- He played a crucial role in India’s victory against England in the second Test
- Bumrah’s outstanding performance earns him the Player of the Match award
In a stunning display of skill and determination, Jasprit Bumrah, India’s pace spearhead, has taken the cricketing world by storm. After his remarkable performance in the second Test against England, Bumrah has risen to the top of the ICC Rankings for Test bowlers for the first time in his career. This incredible achievement also marks him as the first Indian pacer to reach this milestone.
Bumrah’s Impact in the Second Test
Bumrah’s exceptional display of bowling played a crucial role in India’s victory against England in the second Test. In the first innings, England had a solid start, reaching 114 for 1. However, Bumrah’s devastating spell dismantled their middle-order, leading to England being bowled out for 253. He finished the innings with remarkable figures of 6 for 45.
In the second innings, Bumrah continued to impress, dismissing Jonny Bairstow, Ben Foakes, and Tom Hartley. His contributions were instrumental in India’s triumph, and he was rightfully awarded the Player of the Match for his outstanding performance. Bumrah’s nine-wicket match haul has now propelled him to the top of the ICC Rankings.
Displacing Ashwin and Competing with Rabada
With this achievement, Bumrah has displaced his teammate Ravichandran Ashwin from the top spot in the ICC Rankings. Ashwin, who held the position since March last year, has now dropped to the third spot. The second spot in the rankings is currently held by South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada, making the competition for the top positions intense and exciting.
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Rise in the Rankings
India’s opening batsman, Yashasvi Jaiswal, has also made significant progress in the latest ICC Rankings for Test batters. Jaiswal’s exceptional performance in the second Test, where he scored a stunning double century, has propelled him 37 places to the 29th spot in the rankings.
In a match where no other Indian player could even touch the 40-run mark in the first innings, Jaiswal’s incredible knock of 209 runs helped India post a total of 396. This outstanding performance has garnered well-deserved recognition for the young opener.
Leading Batsmen in the Rankings
At the top of the ICC Rankings for Test batsmen is New Zealand’s Kane Williamson. He recently impressed with centuries in both innings of the first Test against South Africa. Australia’s Steve Smith follows closely in the second spot, while England’s Joe Root has dropped to third. Another notable climb in the rankings is by England’s Zak Crawley, who has jumped eight spots to the 22nd position after scoring two fifties in the second Test against India.
Jasprit Bumrah’s remarkable rise to the top of the ICC Rankings for Test bowlers is a testament to his exceptional talent and hard work. His outstanding performance against England in the second Test has catapulted him to this historic position. Meanwhile, Yashasvi Jaiswal’s impressive batting display has earned him significant recognition in the ICC Rankings for Test batters. As cricket enthusiasts eagerly follow these rankings, the competition for the top spots promises to deliver thrilling performances in the upcoming matches.
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