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 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
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.
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.