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 at 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. Bumrah is one of the rare Indian bowlers to have occupied the top spot among bowlers in the ODI and T20 formats. He played a crucial role in helping his side reach the final of the Test Championships last year, where they were beaten by New Zealand.
Bumrah 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. Since then Bumrah has gone on to win as many as 5 Indian T20 League titles with the Mumbai team and spearheads their bowling. He was one of the four players that were retained by the team ahead of the mega auction held in February 2022. The Mumbai team spent Rs 12 crore to retain him.
The following information about Bumrah, together with your knowledge of cricket, gives you an opportunity to win cash prizes in fantasy cricket matches. Download the Howzat app and get a chance to win exciting prizes daily.
Jasprit Bumrah’s Personal Details
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Date of Birth
- 6th December 1993
- Bowling Style
- Right-arm fast
- Playing Role
- Opening bowler
- Teams Played For
- India, Mumbai Team, Gujarat
Jasprit Bumrah Current Rankings
Jasprit Bumrah Career Summary
- 6/27 vs. WI
- 5/27 vs. SL
- 3/7 vs. Zim
Jasprit Bumrah - Key Skills and Strengths
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. 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 and he didn't disappoint the team selectors. He soon became the No. 2 T20I bowler in the world.
His control in the death overs meant that the Indian selectors showed faith in him for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. 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, convincing everyone of his potential in the longest format too. He became the first Asian bowler to take 5-wicket hauls in Australia, England and South Africa in the same calendar year.
In 2019, The ICC named him one of the five exciting talents making their Cricket World Cup debut. With age on his side and his improving skills, the promising pacer looks set to make and break many bowling records.
Jasprit Bumrah Awards and Achievements
Ever since making his international debut in 2016, the Gujarat pacer has arguably become India’s best bowler in all forms of cricket. 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.
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).
Jasprit Bumrah Indian T20 League Journey
The Indian T20 League has witnessed the making of many promising young players and Jasprit Bumrah is one of them. His career took off when John Wright spotted him during the Syed Mushtaq Trophy. From taking Virat Kohli as his debut wicket in the Indian T20 league, Bumrah’s stature has grown rapidly and he is a vital cog in Team Mumbai’s setup. Bumrah has played 9 seasons in the league, all for the same team i.e. Mumbai.
The following are some of his great achievements in the league history:
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.
- Best Figures
- Indian T20 League
- 4/14 vs. Delhi
Jasprit Bumrah: FAQs
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.
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.
Bumrah was first spotted by the former India coach John Wright, who worked as a talent scout for the Mumbai Indians in 2013.
The full name of Bumrah is Jasprit Jasbir Singh Bumrah.
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.