India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah became the first Indian pacer to claim the No.1 spot on the latest ICC Men's Test Bowler rankings.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a release that Bumrah rose to the top for the first time on the back of his tremendous match figures of 9/91 during his side's series-equalling 106-run victory over England in the second Test in Vizag.
Bumrah replaced Ashwin in this ranking, who was on top of this list for the last 11 months. Ashwin, who took 499 wickets in Test matches, slipped to third place. At the same time, Kagiso Rabada of South Africa is at number 2.
India pacer tops the bowling charts in ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings for the first time ?https://t.co/FLqiGNGUTr— ICC (@ICC) February 7, 2024
Jasprit Bumrah is the first fast bowler from India to reach the top in the ICC Test bowlers' rankings. Earlier, Indian fast bowler Kapil Dev had reached number 2 in the Test rankings.
That means the previous highest ranking was of Kapil Dev, who remained in second position from December 1979 to February 1980. Apart from Bumrah, Zaheer Khan was also at number 3 among Indian fast bowlers from October-November 2010.