Jasprit Bumrah , the Gujarat born cricket player is now the spearhead of India’s pace attack. This guy has been excellent with the new ball and is the most effective bowler in the death overs. His variations and ability to deliver in pressure situations makes him the best bowler across all the formats. Bumrah was born on December 6th, 1993. He was selected for the under 19 team. His life-changing moment came in 2013 when Mumbai Indians drafted his name into the side. In the same year, 2013, Bumrah made his debut in the senior Gujarat team. After that, this young lad never looked back. Bumrah faced a lot of hardships in his childhood. His family dealt with a cruel time when his father passed away in 2001. But, he came a long way, from not being able to take the bulk of wickets in his initial career with Mumbai Indians to troubling batsmen with his slinging action and deadly Yorkers.
The selectors showed faith in Bumrah which is how he made his international debut against Australia in the 2016 tour to Australia. India was about to face another whitewash by the hands of the Aussies but this was in the ODI format. Bumrah bowled some good spells in that last ODI match of the tour. He picked up 2 wickets and gave away 40 runs from his 10 overs. His performance allowed India to win that last ODI match. Three days later, Bumrah made his T20I debut against Australia in Australia. He was amazing there and picked up 3 wickets in his 3.3 overs. Then, in 2018, Bumrah made his test debut against South Africa. He bowled his overs well but, India lost the series due to poor batting form.
Bumrah is always rated high in the limited-overs format. In 2016, in the 2 matches T20I series against West Indies, Bumrah took 28 wickets in the international calendar which is the most wickets taken in just one year. Bumrah is the most successful death over bowler that India has produced. In the home series against England, Bumrah gave just 2 runs and picked up 2 crucial wickets. He defended only 8 runs. Due to his unplayable Yorkers, Bumrah also received the player of the match award. Bumrah also recorded the most wickets in an ODI series. He took 15 wickets in the bilateral ODI series against Sri Lanka in the year 2017. His test performances have been good too. His maiden 5 wicket haul came against South Africa at Johannesburg. His match figures of 5 for 54 allowed India to win the last and the final test match of that 3 match test series.
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On the tour to England, Bumrah produced yet another match-winning bowling performance. He took his 2nd fifer in the 3rd test match which was played at Trent Bridge. His match figures were 5 for 85 in that match and that helped India in beating England. This was the only test match which India won on that tour. Bumrah also helped India win their first-ever Boxing day test match which was played at Melbourne Cricket Ground. He picked up a 6 wicket haul in that test match. His match figures in this match were his career-best figures. He took 6 wickets and conceded just 33 runs. He was the first and only Asian to take a 5 wicket haul in Australia, South Africa, and England in the same year.
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He took the maximum number of wickets in that Australian series where he took 21 wickets to his name and ended 2018 with 48 wickets. This is the most by any Indian player in the year of test debut. Bumrah was part of the 2019 world cup too. He was amongst the exciting talents who made their world cup debuts. He took his 50thODI wicket against South Africa in that opening match and in India’s last league match against Sri Lanka, he became the 2nd fastest bowler to pick up 100 wickets in the ODIs. He took 18 wickets in just 9 world cup matches.
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