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Jasprit Bumrah drops to no 3 in ICC ODI bowling rankings

By Bet Barter

December 11, 2020

Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah has slipped a place down to no 3 in the ICC ODI bowling rankings. With 700 points to his name, Bumrah is now behind Trent Boult and Mujeeb Ur Rahman in the ICC ODI bowling rankings.

Trent Boult is currently the highest-ranked ODI bowler with 722 points to his name. Afghanistan bowler Mujeeb Ur Rahman is now 2nd on the list. He has 701 points to his name. No 4 on the list is England bowler Chris Woakes with 675 points. 5th on the list is South African bowler Kagiso Rabada with 665 points to his name. At number 6 is Josh Hazlewood, who is 5 points behind Rabada. Pakistani bowler Mohammad Amir is 7th on the list with 647 points. The 8th and 9th spots are occupied by Australian bowlers Pat Cummins and Matt Henry. The former has 646 while the latter has 641 points to his name. 10th on the list is England bowler Jofra Archer with 637 points.

These rankings were released prior to Bumrah’s stint in the limited-overs series against Australia. Jasprit Bumrah was not at his bowling best in the first 2 games of the ODI series. Bumrah was smacked for over 70 runs by the Aussies in each of those games. Bumrah somehow recovered in the latter stage of the series, but it was too late by then.

Jasprit Bumrah’s form before and after IPL 2020 a concern

The 27-year-old has been out of form for the past few months. Before the IPL started, India contested only one ODI against the Kiwis back in January. This was the first time that Bumrah failed to pick a wicket in an ODI series. Before this series, India had contested Australia in an ODI series. In this series as well, Bumrah managed to pick up only 1 wicket.

Bumrah picked up pace in IPL 2020. He was the second-highest wicket-taker this season, with 27 wickets to his name. With an average of 14.96, Bumrah was MI’s star bowler this year. However, Bumrah did not quite manage to rediscover his form in the international format prior to IPL 2020.

There could be some reasons for his poor form in the international format. Batsmen might have learned of his bowling style and adapted accordingly. It could be also due to fatigue post-training in a bio-bubble. The Indian team would now want Bumrah to pull up his socks with the Border-Gavaskar Trophy to start from 17 December.

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