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Updated February 7th, 2024 at 15:04 IST

FIRST-TIME in HISTORY of CRICKET: Jasprit Bumrah achieves feat what no other cricketer has ever done

After a splendid performance in the India vs England 2nd Test match in Vizag, Jasprit Bumrah has achieved a feat that has never been achieved before in cricket.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah | Image:BCCI
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After a splendid performance in the recently concluded India vs England 2nd Test match in Vizag, Jasprit Bumrah has achieved a feat that has never been achieved before in the 180-year-old history of international cricket. Bumrah has become the first bowler in the history of cricket to have achieved No.1 ranking in all formats of the game. Bumrah has once in his career been ranked No.1 in T20s, ODIs and Test cricket. This cements his legacy as one of the greatest all format players in cricket history.

On Wednesday, Bumrah became the first Indian pacer to top the ICC Test rankings after a brilliant performance against England in Visakhapatnam.

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The 30-year-old picked up a nine-wicket match haul which helped him leapfrog Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada and Ravichandran Ashwin, making him only the fourth from his country to attain number one position.

Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Bishan Singh Bedi are the other Indians who have been at the top of the charts.

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Jasprit Bumrah ends R Ashwin's reigns as No.1 ranked Test bowler

Bumrah now has 881 rating points with Ashwin (904) and Jadeja (899) the only India bowlers to have aggregated more rating points. Ashwin and Jadeja also have the unique distinction of being jointly top-ranked in March 2017. Bumrah, who was named Player of the Match after helping India level the five-match series with a 106-run victory, ended Ashwin's 11-month long reign. Ashwin, on 499 Test wickets, is now third in the standings. 

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Yashasvi Jaiswal progress 37 places to 29th in the batting rankings after completing a fine double-century in the first innings and Shubman Gill go up 14 places to a career-best 38th after notching a century in the second innings.

England opener Zak Crawley is another player to gain after the Visakhapatnam Test, moving up eight places to a career-best 22nd position after scores of 76 and 73.

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Rookie leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed has moved up 14 places to 70th while Tom Hartley, who became just the second England player with at least 50 runs and five wickets in each of his first two Tests, has advanced in both lists - up from 103rd to 95th in the batting rankings and from 63rd to 53rd in the bowling rankings.

The latest rankings have also factored in performances in the one-off Test between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in Colombo. Left-arm spinner Prabhath Jayasuriya has moved up to three places to a career-best sixth position after his eight-wicket match haul helped the home side win by 10 wickets.

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In the ODI rankings, Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa is up one place to third and fast bowler Sean Abbott’s six wickets in the three-match series against the West Indies this past week have lifted him 35 places to joint-33rd position. 

(with PTI inputs)

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Published February 7th, 2024 at 15:04 IST

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