World Cup 2019: Jasprit Bumrah 2nd fastest India bowler to take 100 ODI wickets

first_imgFast bowler Jasprit Bumrah on Saturday became the second fastest Indian to complete 100 wickets in one-day international cricket in the ongoing match against Sri Lanka in Headingley.Bumrah, playing his 57th ODI for India, got the wicket of Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunratne to achieve the milestone. Teammate Mohammed Shami, who has been rested for this game, is the fastest Indian bowler to take 100 wickets in the format.Overall, Bumrah is the 8th fastest bowler to take 100 wickets while Shami is ranked joint-7th on the list with New Zealand’s Trent Boult, both of whom took 56 matches to get to the landmark. Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan (44 ODIs) is the fastest to 100 wickets. (India vs Sri Lanka Live Score, ICC World Cup 2019)Bumrah removed Karunaratne in the fourth over after Sri Lanka opted to bat, getting the batsman to edge to the wicketkeeper MS Dhoni.Bumrah then got rid of Kusal Perera in the 8th over, who again was caught-behind to Dhoni.Bumrah has been sensational for India in this World Cup, having taken 16 wickets in 8 matches so far at an average of 19.75 with one four-wicket haul.Bumrah is the sixth-highest wicket taker in the tournament so far behind Mitchell Starc (24), Mustafizur Rahman (20), Lockie Ferguson (17), Mohammad Amir (17), Jofra Archer (17) and Shaheen Shah Afridi (17).Bumrah though, has the best economy rate among the top-10 bowlers in the tournament with 4.51.India were asked to bowl first in their final group match on Saturday by Sri Lanka, who got off to a poor start and lost the openers inside the first eight overs, thanks to Bumrah’s first spell.advertisementIndia, who are already through to the semi-finals, made two changes with Yuzvendra Chahal being rested and Kuldeep Yadav playing in place of him. All rounder Ravindra Jadeja was given his first opportunity to play in the World Cup in place of pacer Mohammed Shami.”We would have batted first as well, used pitch, will get slower as the match progresses. The team is doing well, we are striking a good balance at the right time. Two changes for us, one forced. Chahal has been rested and so is Shami. Kuldeep and Jadeja are in,” Kohli said at the toss.Also Read | Ravindra Jadeja a street-smart cricketer, says Sanjay ManjrekarAlso Read | Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul’s common joke: We do not like coffee, we do not like teaAlso Read | India vs Sri Lanka: How the teams have fared against each other at World Cups?last_img

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