Jasprit Bumrah continues to shine in the 5th Reschedule Test between India and England at Edgbaston. Be it batting, bowling or fielding, this player is making a splash in his debut match as a captain. Bumrah has broken Kapil Dev’s 41-year-old record after scoring the most runs in the history of Test cricket in Stuart Broad’s over. He has now become the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket by the Indian fast bowler in the first 30 matches.
The record for taking most wickets in the first 30 Tests as an Indian fast bowler was previously held by World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev. He had 124 victims during this period, but in the ongoing match against England, Jasprit Bumrah has destroyed this record of Kapil Dev by taking three wickets. Bumrah has now taken 126 wickets in the first 30 Test matches. Let us tell you, Kapil Dev played his 30th Test match against New Zealand in 1981. He took a total of 7 wickets in that match.
Highest wicket-taker in first 30 matches as a fast bowler
Jasprit Bumrah – 126*
Kapil Dev – 124
Mohammed Shami – 110
Javagal Srinath – 101
Irfan Pathan – 100
Jasprit Bumrah, who made his Test debut against South Africa in January 2018, made a name for himself in the longest format of cricket in a very short time. Surprisingly, out of these 30 matches, Bumrah has played only 4 Tests at home grounds. In this short Test career, Bumrah has taken 5 wickets 8 times.