Indian cricket team creates a history here at The Oval, London in the 1st ODI against host England. India won the match by 10 wickets and chased the target in only 18 overs. At first Indian team, all out the English team in only 110 runs and then chased it comfortably. The visitors elected to bowl first after winning the toss and restricted the host to 110 in 25.2 overs.
Jaspreet Bumrah gave his career-best performance (19/6) to help India to restrict them in that low total. This is the Britishers’ lowest score against India so far. Jaspreet also became the best Indian bowler to bowl in an ODI against England. Bumrah broke Ashish Nehra’s 19-year-old record. In the 2003 World Cup, Ashish Nehra took 6/23 against them. This performance gave him the top position in the ICC ODI ranking. He became the World’s Number 1 ODI and the only Indian bowler in the top 10.
He has the best average among 100+ wicket-taker Indians in ODIs
Jaspreet has so far taken 119 wickets in 71 matches in ODI cricket. Bumrah has taken these wickets at an average of just 24.30. That is, his best ODI wicket average, he spent less than 25 runs. No other Indian bowler has such a good average after taking 100+ wickets.
Bumrah has become the number-1 bowler for the first time since February 2020. Then he lost the first position to New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult. At that time, Jaspreet Bumrah was the number-1 bowler for 730 consecutive days. He is just the second Indian fast bowler after Kapil Dev to reach No. 1 in the ODI rankings.
In the 1st ODI against England, Indian Fast bowlers took all 10 wickets for 2nd time in Indian cricket history. This happened only for the second time for Indian cricket in the ODI format when all the 10 wickets were got by the fast bowlers. Earlier this happened against host Bangladesh in Mirpur 2014. In Mirpur, Stuart Binny took 6 and Mohit Sharma took 4 wickets.