Jasprit Bumrah, Virat Kohli
Jasprit Bumrah, Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

Star Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah has gone past leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal to become the leading wicket-taker for India in T20 Internationals.

Star leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal despite having a very good run in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 was not selected in India’s World Cup squad.

India included as many as 5 spinners in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 squad; Varun Chakravarthy, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar and reserve Axar Patel but there was no Chahal even when he was the leading wicket-taker for India in the shortest format of the game.

Yuzvendra Chahal
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Yuzvendra Chahal has played 49 T20 Internationals for India and bagged 63 wickets at an average of 25.30 economy of 8.32 and strike-rate of 18.2. His best bowling figures are 6/25 and Chahal has picked two 4-wicket hauls and one 5-wicket haul in his career.

Jasprit Bumrah Goes Past Yuzvendra Chahal To Become India’s Leading Wicket Taker In T20Is

Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah
Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah. Credits: ICC

Pacer Bumrah had an amazing outing in the 37th game of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 against Kyle Coetzer-led Scotland National Cricket Team at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday, November 5.

Bumrah conceded 7 runs in his first over and he finished his spell at 2 wickets and 10 runs from 3.4 overs. Dismissing Scotland skipper Kyle Coetzer, Bumrah reached 63 wickets and he bamboozled Mark Watt with a yorker to pick his 64th T20 Internationals wicket.

Jasprit Bumrah who made his T20I debut in 2016 now has 64 T20I wickets under his belt from 54 matches. The 27-year-old has picked his wickets at an average of 19.85 economy of 6.55 and strike rate of 18.1. Surprisingly Bumrah’s best bowling figures are 3/11 and he has not picked 4 or 5-wicket haul in his T20I career.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah (Image Credit: Twitter)

Notably, Bumrah and Chahal are the only two Indian bowlers who have scalped 60+ T20 International wickets. The third-highest wicket-taker for India in the shorter format is Ravichandran Ashwin with 55 wickets in his bag and the 4th highest wicket-taker for India in T20Is is Bhuvneshwar Kumar who has scalped 50 wickets.

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