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Jasprit Bumrah: The Yorker King

One of the main strike bowlers on the Indian cricket team, Jasprit Bumrah is a household name. He is one of India’s fastest bowlers currently, clocking in a speed of 145 kmph on a regular basis. He has made a place for himself in the hearts of millions of cricket fans with his excellent performance in all formats of the game.

He bowls deadly in-swinging yorkers and his unorthodox bowling style makes him unpredictable to the batsmen. He was only 19 years old when he first played for Mumbai in the Indian T20 League in 2013.

  • Personal Details
  • Current Rankings
  • Career Beginning
  • Career Summary
  • Captaincy Record
  • Bio
    • Early Years
    • Early Years and Domestic Career
    • Entry into Franchise and International Cricket
    • Conquering the Test Format
    • 2019 World Cup and Recent Times
  • Records and Achievements
    • International Cricket
    • League Cricket
  • FAQs

Personal Details

Name Jasprit Bumrah
Date of Birth 6th December 1993
Ahmedabad Delhi
Height 5′9″
Playing Role Opening bowler
Batting Style Right-arm fast
Teams Played For India, India A, India Green, West Zone, Team Mumbai, Gujarat, India Under-23

Current Rankings

Game Format Test ODI T20
ICC Ranking in Batting 11 4 28

Career Beginning

Test Debut vs. South Africa at Cape Town, 5 Jan. 2018
ODI Debut vs. Australia at Sydney, 23 Jan. 2016
T20I Debut vs. Australia at Adelaide, 26 Jan. 2016
Indian T20 League Debut vs. Bangalore at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, 4 April 2013

Career Summary

Format M Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 3W 5W 10W
Test 19 83 6/27 vs. WI 2.7 22.11 49.1 10 5 0
ODI 67 108 5/27 vs. SL 4.66 25.33 32.62 6 1 0
T20I 49 59 3/7 vs. Zim 6.67 20.25 18.22 5 0 0
IT20L 92 109 4/14 vs. Delhi 7.42 23.73 19.19 12 0 0

Jasprit Bumrah’s Bio

Early Years and Domestic Career

Jasprit Bumrah was born on 6th December 1993 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, to Jasbir Singh and Daljit Bumrah. Bumrah's father died when he was only 5 years old. He was brought up by his mother, who worked as a school teacher.

Bumrah plays first-class cricket for Gujarat and he made his debut against Vidarbha in October 2013 during the 2013–14 season, where he picked up 7 wickets in the match. Eventually he ended up as the side's leading wicket taker in the tournament. Bumrah made his T20 debut against Maharashtra in the 2012-13 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and helped Gujarat clinch the title with his excellent performance. His figures of 3/14 were instrumental to Gujarat's win over Punjab in the final.

Entry into Franchise and International Cricket

A 19-year-old Bumrah grabbed instant limelight when on his Indian T20 League debut in 2013, he finished with the figures of 3/32 against Bangalore. While doing so, he became only the second bowler in the side to take 3 wickets on debut. Though he played only a couple of games in the 2013 edition for Mumbai, his impressive show in the domestic circuit convinced the management to buy him back in the subsequent year for a whopping ₹1.2 crores.

After a couple of seasons in the league, the Indian selectors took notice of him and his skills, control and accuracy with the ball. He was selected for the T20I series in Australia in 2016. When Mohammed Shami got injured, Bumrah was given the opportunity to make his ODI debut in Sydney before the T20Is. After an impressive outing there, he was given a place in the starting XI for the T20Is and he didn't disappoint the team selectors. He took 6 wickets in a 3-0 whitewash of the hosts. After the great success on the Australia tour, it came as no surprise when Bumrah gave brilliant performances in the league, taking 15 wickets at an average of 27. He soon became the No. 2 T20I bowler in the world. He played in the Asia Cup and T20I World Cup, spearheading the pace attack and cementing his place on the team.

Conquering the Test Format

His control in the death overs meant that the Indian selectors showed faith in him for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. Though his wicket-taking delivery to the eventual centurion Fakhar Zaman was declared a no-ball, he didn't let that setback worry him too much. During the 2017 Sri Lanka tour, Bumrah achieved the feat of the most wickets (15) taken by any fast bowler in a bilateral ODI series of five or fewer matches.

Proving his potential time and again, Bumrah has been the go-to bowler for Virat Kohli in the shorter formats and eventually in Tests as well. In November 2017, he was named in India's Test squad for a series against South Africa. He made his Test debut against South Africa in Cape Town on 5th January 2018. In his third Test match, at Johannesburg, Bumrah took his maiden 5-wicket haul in Tests, with the figures of 5/54, and convinced everyone of his potential in the longest format too. He was named in the ODI XI of the Year by Cricbuzz. Bumrah took his second 5-wicket haul in Tests, with the figures of 5/85, in the third Test match of India’s tour of England in 2018, where India defeated England by 203 runs. On the Boxing Day Test on India’s tour of Australia in 2018, Bumrah took his third five-wicket haul in Tests, with his career-best figures of 6/33, to wrap up Australia's first innings on 151. By doing so, he also became the first Asian bowler to take 5-wicket hauls in Australia, England and South Africa in the same calendar year. Overall he finished the series as the highest wicket taker, with 21 wickets. He finished 2018 with 48 wickets, which was a record for any Indian bowler in his debut year in Test cricket. For his performances in 2018, he was named both in the World Test XI and ODI XI by the ICC. He was also named in the ODI XI of the Year 2018 by ESPNCricinfo and Test XI and ODI XI by Cricbuzz.

2019 World Cup and Recent Times

In April 2019, he was named in India's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. The ICC named him one of the five exciting talents making their Cricket World Cup debut. On 6th July 2019, in a match against Sri Lanka, Bumrah took his 100th wicket in ODIs and became the second-fastest Indian to do so after Mohammed Shami. He took 18 wickets in just nine matches with an economy of just 4.41 and became the leading wicket taker for India in the tournament. He also bowled 9 maiden overs in the tournament, which is the highest by any bowler in the event. He was named in the Team of the Tournament by the ICC and ESPNCricinfo.

In August 2019, Bumrah took his fourth 5-wicket haul in the first Test against the West Indies, with the figures of 5/7 in the second innings. In the second Test match, he became the third bowler for India to make a hat-trick in a Test match after Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan. Bumrah played his maiden Test match in India at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium against England in February 2021 after playing 17 Tests overseas. His maiden Test wicket in India was of Daniel Lawrence for nought on England’s tour of India in 2021. With age on his side and his improving skills, the promising pacer looks set to make and break many bowling records.

Records and Achievements

The Indian T20 League has witnessed the making of many promising young players and Jasprit Bumrah is one of them. The Gujarat pacer has arguably become India’s best bowler in all forms of cricket.

International Cricket

Jasprit Bumrah’s age is not an issue when it comes to his breaking bowling records. The following list covers his international cricket career high points:

  • Jasprit Bumrah’s debut performance during the T20I series against Australia in January 2016 was outstanding, where he picked up 3 wickets in 3.3 overs.
  • He has taken 59 wickets in his T20 international cricket career so far and has an average economy rate of 6.67. His best performance in this format came against Zimbabwe in June 2016, when he picked up 3 wickets while conceding just 11 runs.
  • He has bagged the third-highest number of wickets in his Test debut year at 48 dismissals in nine matches. His best Test performance of 6/27 came against the West Indies in 2019. He has taken 5-wicket hauls in a Test innings five times.
  • Kohli is the fastest Indian cricketer to reach the milestones of 10, 15, 20 and 25 centuries. Moreover, he is the fastest player in the world to reach 35 and 40 ODI centuries.
  • He is the first Asian bowler to take 5 wickets in a Test innings in South Africa, England and Australia during the same calendar year.
  • He was named in ICC ODI Team of the Year (2017, 2018), ICC Test Team of the Year (2018) and ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Decade (2011-20).

League Cricket

Bumrah’s career took off when John Wright spotted him during the Syed Mushtaq Trophy. The following are some of his great achievements in league cricket:

  • Jasprit Bumrah’s T20 league performance has been a stellar one. He has taken 109 wickets in 92 matches at an average economy rate of 7.42.
  • He has been part of all the 5 championship runs for Mumbai in the Indian T20 League history.
  • In the 2020 edition, Bumrah was instrumental in Mumbai qualifying for the final. Bumrah delivered a Man of the Match performance in the qualifier against Delhi, with the best figures of 4/14 in the league.

Frequently Asked Questions

In which year did Jasprit Bumrah make his ODI debut?

Bumrah made his ODI debut in the final match of the 5-match series in Australia. It was on 23 Jan. 2016 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

When did Bumrah debut in Indian T20 League?

Bumrah played in the league for the first time on 4th April 2013. It was against Bangalore at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. He took 3/32 on his debut, and has Virat Kolhi as his first wicket.

Who discovered Bumrah as a bowling talent?

Bumrah was first spotted by the former India coach John Wright, who worked as a talent scout for the Mumbai Indians in 2013.

What is the full name of Jasprit Bumrah?

The full name of Bumrah is Jasprit Jasbir Singh Bumrah.

What is the name of Bumrah’s wife?

Bumrah married sports presenter Sanjana Ganesan in Goa in March 2021. She is very active on social media and is part of Team Kolkata’s social media team.

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