Jasprit Bumrah celebrates the wicket of an England batter during the first ODI© AFP
Jasprit Bumrah produced a breathtaking spell of fast bowling on Tuesday in the 1st ODI against England at The Oval in London to end with his career-best figures of 6/19. It helped India complete a 10-wicket win over the world champions and take a 1-0 lead in the series. Bumrah’s performance worked wonders for him in the ICC rankings as he moved 3 positions to become the top ranked bowler in ODIs.
As a result of Bumrah’s upward movement in the rankings, New Zealand left arm pacer Trent Boult fell to the second spot while Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi went a position down to the third spot.
Bumrah’s new-ball partner Mohammed Shami also made a jump up the rankings for bowlers, with the pacer rising three places to equal 23rd on the back of his three-wicket haul against England.
Skipper Rohit Sharma top-scored for India in that match with an unbeaten 76, but the India captain still remains in fourth place on the rankings for batters.
He does, however, move within a solitary rating point of team-mate and third-placed batter Virat Kohli and could rise above the former skipper with further good performances during the remainder of the series.
(With ICC inputs)
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