With an awkward action, Jasprit Bumrah never fails to deceive the best of batsmen. Within no time, he has become the captain's first-choice opening and death bowler across all the three formats. Representing Gujarat in the domestic cricket, Bumrah bowls for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL). It won't be unfair to credit Sri Lanka's veteran speedster Lasith Malinga for Bumrah's success in international cricket. Having played together for Mumbai in the IPL, Bumrah has learnt a lot from the million-dollar arm-pacer, who has an equally odd bowling action. He first played for India in an ODI match on January 23, 2016, at Sydney. His T20I debut too came soon after as he took the field against the same opponents at Adelaide on January 26, 2016. The Ahmedabad-born fast bowler had to wait for two years before debuting in the longest format of cricket. Bumrah's Test debut came in January 2018 at Cape Town.read more
Virat Kohli is sitting pretty at the top of the rankings for batsmen with 895 rating points.
Jasprit Bumrah defended his under-fire colleague Umesh Yadav for not being able to defend 14 runs in the final over of the T20I against Australia, calling it a one-off day when his execution at the death went haywire.
Boosted by the return of white ball specialists Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India will aim to bounce back. Following a heart-stopping draw that denied them a 2-0 lead, they face a resurgent West Indies in the 3rd ODI.
India captain Virat Kohli and speedster Jasprit Bumrah maintained their respective top positions in the ICC ODI rankings.