Jasprit Bumrah Becomes Leading T20 Wicket-Taker Among Indian Pacers
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Jasprit Bumrah Becomes Leading T20 Wicket-Taker Among Indian Pacers

Jasprit Bumrah (Image Credit: IPL)

The 26-year-old right-arm fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah reached another great height in his career on Sunday (18th October) night as he became the leading T20 wicket-taker as an Indian pacer.

Jasprit Bumrah created that history during the 36th match of the IPL 2020, where the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) were playing against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai). Mumbai Indians pacer Bumrah reached that top position after picking up his first wicket during the second innings of that match.

Jasprit Bumrah, Indian pacer, leading T20 wicket-taker, most T20 wicket-taker, most T20 wickets
Jasprit Bumrah (Image Credit: IPL)

Before that match, Bumrah managed to pick up 194 wickets in 165 T20s. In his previous match, which was between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Bumrah equalled the record of most T20 wickets as an Indian pacer, which was previously holding lonely by R Vinay Kumar.

 Indian pacer, leading T20 wicket-taker, most T20 wicket-taker, most T20 wickets
R Vinay Kumar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Jasprit Bumrah created the history after dismissing Mayank Agarwal

In the latest match (against KXIP during the 36th match of the IPL 2020), Bumrah finally became the leading T20 wicket-taker as an Indian pacer after he bowled the in-form KXIP opening batsman Mayank Agarwal for 11 runs. It was Bumrah’s 195th T20 wicket.

Bumrah finished that match as the best bowler as he took three wickets and ended with the bowling figures of 4-0-24-3. It had the tie result, while KXIP finally won that match in the second Super Over as the first Super Over of that match also had the tie result. After that match, Bumrah has picked up 197 wickets in 166 T20s.

Jasprit Bumrah is the 6th most T20 wicket-taker among the Indian bowlers

Jasprit Bumrah, Indian pacer, leading T20 wicket-taker, most T20 wicket-taker, most T20 wickets
Jasprit Bumrah (Image Credit: IPL)

In the meantime, surpassing R Vinay Kumar, Bumrah also became the sixth most T20 wicket-taker among the Indian bowlers. All the top five most T20 wicket-takers among the Indian bowlers are right-arm spinners.

Top 10 most T20 wicket-takers among the Indian bowlers

Player Bowling style Wickets
Piyush Chawla Legbreak 257
Amit Mishra Legbreak 256
Ravichandran Ashwin Right-arm offbreak 242
Harbhajan Singh Right-arm offbreak 235
Yuzvendra Chahal Legbreak googly 202
Jasprit Bumrah Right-arm fast 197
R Vinay Kumar Right-arm medium 194
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Right-arm medium 185
Irfan Pathan Left-arm medium-fast 173
Jaydev Unadkat Left-arm medium 172

(Updated till 18th October 2020)

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