Jasprit Bumrah becomes fastest Indian pacer to pick 150 Test Wicket

By Kaif - February 3, 2024 - Last updated on Feb 03, 2024 06:32 PM
Jasprit Bumrah becomes fastest Indian pacer to pick 150 Test Wicket

Jasprit Bumrah becomes fastest Indian pacer to pick 150 Test Wicket, List of Indian bowlers who took the fastest 150 test wickets

During the India vs England Test match, India's star pacer Jasprit Bumrah became the fastest Indian bowler to take 150 wickets in Test cricket by clean bowling Ben Stokes in the Vizag Test.

Jasprit Bumrah becomes fastest Indian pacer to pick 150 Test Wicket

India's vice-captain Jasprit Bumrah created history in Test cricket when he took the wicket of Ben Stokes. He became the first Indian fast bowler to take the fastest 150 Test wickets. Bumrah achieved a historic feat during the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam. Bumrah has taken 150 wickets in just 34 test matches.

R Ashwin is at the first position in terms of taking the fastest 150 Test match wickets for India. Ashwin has achieved this feat in only 29 test matches. Ravindra Jadeja's name is recorded at second number in this list. Jadeja did the feat of scoring 150 in 32 test matches. Jasprit Bumrah is at the third position, equaling legendary spinners Anil Kumble and Erapalli Prasanna. All three have done this feat in 34 test matches.

After dismissing England's Tom Hartley, Bumrah also completed the feat of taking his 10th five-wicket haul in Test cricket. In England's first innings, Bumrah dismissed Joe Root (5), Ollie Pope (23), Jonny Bairstow (25), Stokes (47) and Hartley (21). Achieved sixth success by dismissing James Anderson.

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List of Indian bowlers who took the fastest 150 test wickets

  • R Ashwin - 29 matches
  • Ravindra Jadeja - 32 matches
  • Jasprit Bumrah - 34 matches
  • Anil Kumble - 34 matches
  • Erapalli Prasanna - 34 matches

Talking about Asian fast bowlers, only the legendary Waqar Younis is ahead of Bumrah's record, who had taken 150 wickets in just 27 Test matches. Pakistan's Imran and Shoaib Akhtar are also included in this exclusive club.

Fastest Asian fast bowler to take 150 test wickets

  • Waqar Younis (Pakistan) – 27 matches
  • Jasprit Bumrah (India) – 34 matches
  • Imran Khan (Pakistan) – 37 matches
  • Shoaib Akhtar (Pakistan) – 37 matches

Also Read: Who is the left-handed Indian who has scored a double century in Tests?

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