Jasprit Bumrah: India’s Lethal Speedster on the Verge of a Historic Milestone Against Bangladesh
In the world of cricket, Jasprit Bumrah has carved a niche for himself as a formidable fast bowler. The 31-year-old is currently on the cusp of achieving a significant milestone by breaking a record that has stood for 31 years, a record held by the legendary Kapil Dev. Bumrah’s extraordinary form and remarkable performance in the current World Cup season have catapulted him to the top, making him the highest wicket-taker in the tournament. In this article, we delve into the details of Bumrah’s journey, his incredible form, and his quest to surpass Kapil Dev’s record.
Bumrah’s Deadly Form
After a long hiatus from the Indian cricket team, Jasprit Bumrah has returned in spectacular fashion. In the 2023 World Cup, he has already bagged eight wickets in three matches, making him the leading wicket-taker in the competition. Bumrah’s lethal form was evident when he dismissed Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan, making him his prey. Now, all eyes are on Bumrah as he inches closer to breaking Kapil Dev’s long-standing record.
Approaching the Milestone
Jasprit Bumrah has claimed 26 wickets in 12 matches played in the World Cup so far. His 13th World Cup match is against Bangladesh, and in this crucial game, he has a golden opportunity to surpass the great Kapil Dev. Kapil Dev, a renowned cricketer, took 28 wickets during the period of 1979-1992. Bumrah is just three wickets away from leaving Kapil Dev behind. If he manages to take those three wickets in the upcoming match, he will become India’s highest wicket-taker in World Cup history, eclipsing the iconic Kapil Dev.
India’s Leading Wicket-Takers in the World Cup
Before discussing Bumrah’s quest to break Kapil Dev’s record, let’s take a look at the leading wicket-takers for India in the history of the World Cup:
- Jasprit Bumrah – 26
- Kapil Dev – 28
- Anil Kumble – 31
- Mohammed Shami – 31
- Javagal Srinath – 44
- Zaheer Khan – 44
Jasprit Bumrah’s journey in the World Cup has been nothing short of spectacular. His return to the Indian cricket team has been marked by deadly form, and he now stands at the threshold of a historic achievement. Breaking Kapil Dev’s record would be a testament to his skill and talent. All eyes will be on the upcoming match against Bangladesh, as Bumrah strives to etch his name in the annals of cricket history.