IND vs ENG, 5th Test: Jasprit Bumrah breaks THIS Kapil Dev record – Check Here

India’s captain for the ongoing fifth Test against England at the Edgbaston, Birmingham – Jasprit Bumrah broke the record of former India captain Kapil Dev of claiming most wickets by an Indian pacer in a series against England. Bumrah has so far picked two wickets in the second innings of the fifth Test. With this, he now has 23 wickets in the five-match Test series. Earlier, Kapil Dev had claimed 22 wickets way back in the 1981-82 series. Third on the list is Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who claimed 19 wickets in India’s 2014 series against The Three Lions. 

Most wickets for an Indian seamer vs Eng in a series

23*J Bumrah in Eng 2021-22

22 Kapil Dev in Ind 1981-82

19 Bhuvneshwar Kumar in Eng 2014

Bumrah has also been proving his worth as an outstanding pacer in SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia) countries and has completed 100 Test wickets playing against them on their soil, becoming the sixth Indian bowler to do so.In the 22nd over of the final innings on Day 4, Bumrah clean bowled a well-set opener Zak Crawley for 46 to reach the landmark. Crawley misjudged the ball and his bails went flying. After this, he soon dismissed an in-form Ollie Pope for a duck.

Bumrah currently has 101 wickets in SENA countries. He is the sixth Indian bowler to cross the 100-mark besides Anil Kumble (141), Ishant Sharma (130), Zaheer Khan (119), Mohammed Shami (119) and Kapil Dev (119) to reach the landmark. He is also the fifth Indian pacer to complete 100 SENA wickets.

Among the four countries, most of his wickets have come in England. Across nine matches in England, he has taken a total of 37 wickets at an average of 25.18 and an economy rate of 2.67. His best bowling figures in English conditions are 5/64.

Australia also remains a favourite hunting ground for the lead Indian pacer as in his seven games there, he has taken 32 wickets at an average of 21.25 and an economy of 2.47. He took the advantage of Aussie conditions by producing his best bowling figures of 6/33.

In South Africa, he has played six games in which he has taken 26 wickets. These have come at an average of 24.38 and an economy rate of 2.92. His best bowling figures here are 7/111.

New Zealand is the country where Bumrah has played the least amount of Tests and has attained limited success. In two Tests, he has taken six wickets at an average of 31.66 and an economy rate of 3.08. His best bowling figures in the country are 3/62.

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