IND vs ENG: Jasprit Bumrah’s new record, Joins 100 Wicket Elite List
Jasprit Bumrah became the sixth Indian bowler to claim 100 wickets in SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand, Australia) countries. Bumrah, who is leading the Indian team for the first time in rescheduled fifth Test against England, entered the elusive list after dismissing Zak Crawley on the fourth day at Edgbaston.
Captain Bumrah castled the England opener before the lunch break to break a crucial stand. The English openers started the chase with a counter-attacking approach as the duo shared a 107-run partnership, however, the Indian skipper returned to the attack and provide his team with the much-needed breakthrough to dismiss Crawley.
Later, Bumrah got the better of Pope on the first ball after the Tea break as he angled the ball away from him and England’s number 3 edged it behind the stumps. The two crucial wickets shifted the momentum in India’s favour as they also triggered a crucial run-out of Alex Lees who looked dangerous during his 56-run knock.
Meanwhile, apart from Bumrah, only five other bowlers from India have claimed 100 scalps in SENA countries – Anil Kumble (141), Ishant Sharma (130), Zaheer Khan (119), Mohammed Shami (119), and Kapil Dev (117). The premier India pacer achieved the feat in the 24th match.
He has enjoyed bowling on English soil as he has already claimed 37 wickets, followed by 32 scalps against Australia. While he grabbed 26 wickets versus South Africa against whom he made his debut, New Zealand are at the bottom of his list with 6 wickets.
Jasprit Bumrah Joins Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble In Elite List
Jasprit Bumrah has become just the sixth Indian to complete 100 Test wickets in SENA countries. Other Indian bowlers who have achieved this sensational landmark are; Anil Kumble (141), Ishant Sharma (130), Zaheer Khan (119), Mohammed Shami (119), and Kapil Dev (117).
Amongst the SENA countries (South Africa, England, New Zealand, and Australia), Bumrah has picked the most wickets in England with 37 wickets under his belt in 9 games at an average of 25.43, an economy of 2.68 and a strike rate of 56.9.
- In Australia, he has played 7 Tests and has bagged 32 wickets at an average of 21.25, an economy of 2.47 and a strike rate of 51.5.
- In South Africa, the star pacer has played 6 games and has picked 26 wickets at an average of 24.38, an economy of 2.92 and a strike rate of 50.0.
- In New Zealand, he has played 2 games and bagged 6 wickets at an average of, 31.66, an economy of 3.08 and a strike rate of 61.6
Also, Bumrah is the Indian bowler with most Test wickets in the first 30 games as he broke the record of Kapil Dev, who scalped 124 wickets in his first 30 games.