Jasprit Bumrah loses top spot to Trent Boult in the latest ICC ODI bowlers’ rankings
Bumrah went wicketless against New Zealand in the recent series.
by Jatin Author
Published - Feb 12, 2020 2:48 pm | Updated - Feb 12, 2020 2:48 pm
Jasprit Bumrah made a good comeback into the Indian team after a long layoff due to stress fracture in the back. The Gujarat speedster has made quite an impression every since making his India debut in 2016 against Australia in T20Is in their own backyard. And became the leader of the pack in a very short time.
Often called the best white-ball bowler, Bumrah ran through opposition in his first year of Test cricket, as he picked wickets against South Africa, England, Australia, and the West Indies ending up with 62 wickets in just 12 Test matches. In 50 T20Is, Bumrah picked up 59 wickets at an economy of 6.66.
His biggest impact came in ODI cricket where he led India to the WC semi-finals with 18 wickets in nine matches to his name. However, after a lengthy break from the format, he has lost his no.1 position in ODI cricket as ICC unveiled the latest bowlers’ rankings.
Trent Boult becomes the new no.1 ranked ODI bowler
Jasprit Bumrah suffered a stress fracture of his lower back and missed the whole home season against South Africa, Bangladesh, and the West Indies. He made his long-awaited comeback against Australia in ODIs, and also played against New Zealand. However, he managed to pick only a couple of wickets since his return in the six 50-over encounters he has played.
He went wicketless against New Zealand in the recent series, in which India was whitewashed 3-0 after more than three decades. Though he was economical, him not picking even a single wicket was one of the major reasons India lost all the three matches. Even in the preceding T20I series, he was expensive in the two super overs he bowled and the rust showed in his bowling.
Now New Zealand’s Trent Boult, who himself has been ruled out of the game ever since breaking his right hand in the Test series against Australia down under, has become the new no.1 ranked ODI bowler as ICC revealed its updated rankings. Mitchell Starc moved two places up to the eighth position, while Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson, both out injured, moved one spot down.
Here are the latest ICC ODI rankings for bowlers:
Trent Boult claims No.1 spot in the latest @MRFWorldwide ICC Men's ODI Bowling rankings as Jasprit Bumrah slips to second position after a wicket-less run in the recently concluded #NZvIND series. pic.twitter.com/6L5aPN1fjR
— ICC (@ICC) February 12, 2020