Jasprit Bumrah jumps to No.1 on ICC Test rankings
Jasprit Bumrah has jumped to the top of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Test rankings for the first time in his career
Jasprit Bumrah has jumped to the top of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Test rankings for the first time in his career on the back of a sensational performance in India's second Test against England. Bumrah dislodged teammate Ravichandran Ashwin from the position and in the process, has become the first Indian fast bowler to top the ICC Test rankings.
Bumrah is overall the fourth different player from India to top the bowling charts, with Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Bishan Singh Bedi, the only players from the country to have done so previously. The 30-year-old previous highest position was third, which he has taken on multiple occassions.
Bumrah was ranked fourth before the start of the second Test and has jumped three places to take the top spot. Ashwin, who has been No.1 since March last year, drops two places to third on the updated rankings for Test bowlers, with South Africa pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada maintaining his place in second despite sitting out the Proteas' Test series in New Zealand.