India’s fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has reclaimed the throne of the world’s No.1 ODI bowler. His match-winning and career-best bowling against England (6/19) propelled him to the No.1 spot in the ICC ODI rankings again.
With this, he surpassed his former Mumbai Indians teammate Trent Boult and Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi. Jasprit Bumrah became the world’s No.1 bowler in ODIs for the first time in 2018. But due to a lack of focus on ODIs, he came down to No.3.
But in the latest ICC rankings released on Wednesday, he has reclaimed his spot with 718 points. Trent Boult is currently on second spot with 712 points, while Shaheen Afridi is on third spot with 681 points. No other Indian bowler is currently in the top 10 rankings.
Earlier, India beat England by ten wickets in the first ODI of the 3-match ODI series against England. Jasprit Bumrah was the hero of this victory for India. The English batters knelt in front of Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling.
Moreover, Bumrah bowled three maiden overs in his spell. He took six wickets by giving just 19 runs in the first ODI. This was India’s third best bowling performance in ODIs after Stuart Binny and Anil Kumble.
However, India will now look to capture the three-match ODI series by winning the second ODI at Lord’s. Thursday’s second ODI between India and England will be held at Lord’s. After winning the first ODI, India’s team also moved to third place in the ICC ODI Team Rankings and overtook Pakistan.