Jasprit Bumrah’s debut to rising as the 36th test captain of Indian team

Jasprit Bumrah has officially been named Team India’s 36th Test captain.


Jasprit Bumrah, who has an unique bowling style, made his test cricket debut for India in 2018. He now joins  Kapil Dev as fast bowlers who have led India in the longest format, four years from then.

For the rescheduled fifth and final Test of the series against England, which will begin on July 1, Bumrah was chosen as the team’s captain. After Rohit Sharma was forced to step down from the match because of a Covid-19 infection, Bumrah was appointed the captain.

After making his Test debut during the South Africa tour in December 2018, Bumrah has quickly risen to become the core of India’s bowling attack. Bumrah was India’s top wicket-taker in the first four Tests of the Pataudi Trophy, taking 18 wickets at an average of 20.83. Bumrah has gained more experience since last year and served as India’s vice-captain during their March Test series win over Sri Lanka at home.

When he backed KL Rahul in the second Test match of the South Africa tour, Bumrah became a member of the group’s leadership for the first time. In the ODI series, he also sported the vice-captain’s hat.  Bumrah then backed Rohit in two Test matches because Rahul has been unable to play in the Test series against Sri Lanka.

In addition, the Indian pacer moved up to third place in the most recent ICC Men’s Test Bowler Rankings.

The right-arm fast bowler made his first-class debut against Vidarbha in 2013 and represented Gujarat during his domestic career. His career has only advanced since that time.

2012 saw Jasprit Bumrah play in his maiden T20 match against Maharashtra at the domestic level, which took place in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. However, his first standout performance came against Punjab in the event final when he was able to pick up 3 wickets for 14 runs and assist Gujarat defeat Punjab.

It was his turn to shine in the Indian Premier League after the country witnessed his feats of courage in domestic cricket. The pacer was signed by Mumbai Indians (MI), and he made his debut in 2013 against Royal Challengers Bangalore. As soon as Bumrah was hit for three boundaries, he still managed to get batting legend Virat Kohli out of the game. Despite just playing in two games in the 2013 season, he grabbed three wickets during the game.

Every season he played for the Mumbai Indians, the pacers’ performances improved, and it was in 2016 that he got his first call-up to represent India in the ODI series against Australia. He had the opportunity to make his T20I debut against the same team after making his ODI debut in the series.
Bumrah managed to take 17 wickets with an economy rate of 3.64 in his debut year of ODI cricket for India. In terms of T20I cricket, the fast bowler set a record-breaking 28 wickets in his maiden year with an economy rate of 6.63. These numbers demonstrate what a fantastic rookie season Bumrah had and how difficult it was for batters to confront him.

After his success in Test cricket, Bumrah rose to the unofficial leadership of India’s pace attack in all formats.

Bumrah’s progress in the Indian team and in international cricket grew more and more obvious as he established himself as a regular in all formats of the game.

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