Historic Achievement by Jasprit Bumrah:
Jasprit Bumrah secures the top spot in the ICC Test bowling rankings, marking a significant milestone in his career and becoming the first Indian pace bowler to achieve this feat.
Bumrah’s Record-breaking Performance:
Bumrah’s ascent to the No. 1 position follows his stellar performance during the Vizag Test against England, where he delivered a remarkable performance of 9/91 across two innings, contributing significantly to India’s series-equalling victory.
Remarkable Career Trajectory:
Despite previously reaching as high as third place in the Test rankings, Bumrah’s consistent excellence and ten five-wicket hauls in 34 Test matches have now propelled him to the pinnacle of Test bowling rankings.
Notable Performances in 2024:
Bumrah’s exceptional form in 2024 includes two memorable five-wicket hauls: 6/61 against South Africa in Cape Town and 6/45 in the recent encounter against England, further solidifying his credentials as a world-class fast bowler.
Surpassing Teammate Ravichandran Ashwin:
Bumrah overtakes Ravichandran Ashwin to claim the top spot, with Ashwin slipping to third place. South African pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada occupies the second position in the updated Test bowling rankings.
Bumrah’s Previous Accolades:
Bumrah’s achievement adds to his accolades as he has previously held the title of World No. 1 bowler in both ODIs and T20Is on separate occasions.
Batting Rankings and Player Progressions:
Left-handed opener Yashasvi Jaiswal climbs 37 places to 29th position, propelled by his impressive double-century in the first innings. Meanwhile, Shubman Gill achieves a career-best 38th position after his century in the second innings.
Notable Gains in Batting and Bowling Rankings:
Zak Crawley rises eight places to a career-best 22nd position after his noteworthy performances in the Visakhapatnam Test. Rookie leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed and England’s Tom Hartley also see significant advancements in the rankings.
Impact of Sri Lanka vs. Afghanistan Test:
Prabhath Jayasuriya ascends to a career-best sixth position in the ICC rankings following his outstanding eight-wicket match haul in the Test between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.
ODI Rankings Updates:
Australia’s Adam Zampa climbs to third place in the ODI bowling rankings, while Sean Abbott’s impressive six-wicket haul against the West Indies elevates him to joint-33rd position.
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