Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah has achieved a unique feat by going past Javagal Srinath to take the longest duration to play at home after making his test debut overseas. Jasprit Bumrah is one of the best fast bowlers in the world going around right now and has been very successful in international cricket at all formats. He was leading the inexperienced pace attack in the Australia tour and was vital in India’s success.
Bumrah made his test debut in the 2018 South Africa tour and was really tough to play for the South African batsman with his unorthodox bowling action. He is a seasoned campaigner with the ball and the ‘go-to’ man for the captains.
He first came into the scene while playing for Mumbai Indians in the IPL and bowled with raw pace during his early days. He, later on, made his international ODI debut in 2016 taking 108 wickets in 67 matches so far.
Jasprit Bumrah Makes His Home Soil Debut
After playing 17 tests in overseas conditions, Bumrah managed to play his first test on home soil which is the longest for any Indian player. Bumrah has played in five different nations including Australia, South Africa, England, New Zealand, and West Indies before making the playing XI today. He has gone past Javagal Srinath who waited for 12 tests to play his first test at home.
The list is followed by RP Singh(11 tests), Sachin Tendulkar (10 tests), and Ashish Nehra(10 tests). Bumrah will be happy that he doesn’t have to wait longer and in fact took his maiden test wicket in India against England in the first session at Chennai. He dismissed Dan Lawrence LBW with an inswinging delivery into the pads and the umpire was quick to raise his hands.
Joe Root Wins Toss And England Starts Well
Joe Root managed to win the toss in his 100th test and he decided to bat first. His decision paid immediate dividends as England got off to a good start and the pitch played really well for the first day. England lost two wickets as the lunch break was nearing and now Joe Root and Sibley have steadied the ship by stitching a useful partnership in the second session.
India has to bowl really well as England has taken the upper hand right now with the scoreline of 140-2 at the tea break.