Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Jasbirsingh Bumrah (born 6 December 1993) is an Indian international cricketer, who plays for the Indian national cricket team in all formats of the game. In the India's domestic cricket, he plays for Gujarat cricket team and Mumbai Indians in first-class cricket and Indian Premier League respectively. He is a right-arm fast bowler.[4]

Jasprit Bumrah
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Bumrah in 2019
Personal information
Full nameJasprit Jasbir singh Bumrah
Born (1993-12-06) 6 December 1993 (age 28)
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
NicknameJB, Jassi, Boom
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)[1]
BowlingRight-arm fast[a]
Sanjana Ganesan (wife)
(m. 2021)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 290)6 January 2018 v South Africa
Last Test1 July 2022 v England
ODI debut (cap 210)23 January 2016 v Australia
Last ODI14 July 2022 v England
ODI shirt no.93
T20I debut (cap 57)26 January 2016 v Australia
Last T20I25 September 2022 v Australia
T20I shirt no.93
Domestic team information
2013–presentMumbai Indians (squad no. 93)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 30 70 57 58
Runs scored 212 45 8 392
Batting average 7.31 6.42 4.00 10.05
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1
Top score 34* 14* 7 55*
Balls bowled 6,268 3,703 1,229 11,534
Wickets 128 119 67 220
Bowling average 21.99 23.21 19.89 23.53
5 wickets in innings 8 2 0 14
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 6/27 6/19 3/11 6/27
Catches/stumpings 8/– 17/– 7/– 17/–
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 25 September 2022

Personal lifeEdit

Bumrah was born in a Sikh Punjabi family which settled in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.[5] Bumrah's father, Jasbir Singh, died when he was 5 years old.[6] He was brought up by his mother Daljit Bumrah, a school teacher in Ahmedabad, Gujarat in a middle-class surrounding. Daljit made an appearance in the 2019 Netflix documentary Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians where she was emotional on the cricketing success of her son.[7][8]

On 15 March 2021, he married model and presenter Sanjana Ganesan in Goa.[9][10][11] Hailing from Pune, Maharashtra, Ganesan is a former Miss India finalist and was also a participant in MTV's Splitsvilla in 2014.[12]

Domestic cricketEdit

Bumrah plays first-class cricket for Gujarat and made his debut against Vidarbha in October 2013 during the 2013–14 season.[13]

A right-arm fast-medium pacer from Gujarat with an unusual bowling action, Bumrah made his T20 debut against Maharashtra in the 2012–13 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, and also helped his side clinch the title with his Man of the Match performance. His figures of 3/14 were instrumental to Gujarat's win over Punjab in the final.[14]

A 19-year old Bumrah grabbed instant limelight when on his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut, he finished with figures of 3/32 against Royal Challengers Bangalore.[15] Though Bumrah played 2 matches in the Pepsi IPL 2013 for Mumbai Indians, the Mumbai Indians retained him for Pepsi IPL 2014 season.[16]

On 11 December 2020, he scored his maiden first class half century (55*) against Australia A during the India tour of Australia.[17]

International careerEdit

Jasprit Bumrah has the best and the most effective yorker among fast bowlers playing international cricket now.

– Cricket commentator and former fast bowler Wasim Akram, January 2019[18]

In the two matches, T20I series against West Indies in August 2016, he became the bowler to claim most wickets (28) in Twenty20 Internationals in one calendar year surpassing the record of Dirk Nannes.[19]

In January 2017, in the second match of T20I series of England's 2016–17 India tour, Bumrah picked up two wickets and gave away 20 runs and was awarded the Player of the Match.[20] During the 2017 Sri Lanka tour, Bumrah recorded the most wickets (15) taken by any fast bowler in a bilateral ODI series of five or fewer matches.[21] He is remembered for bowling a no-ball in the final of the Champions Trophy 2017 that resulted in a wicket. The batsman, Fakhar Zaman, went on to score a match-defining century.[22]

In November 2017, he was named in India's Test squad for their series against South Africa.[23] He made his Test debut for India against South Africa at Newlands in Cape Town on 5 January 2018[24] In the 3rd Test Match of India Tour of South Africa 2017-18, at Johannesburg, Bumrah took his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests, with the figures of 5/54 from 18.5 overs.[25]

Jasprit Bumrah (fourth from left) fielding during India vs England, at Trent Bridge (August 2018)

On the Boxing Day Test of India Tour of Australia 2018, with career-best figures of 6/33, Bumrah became the first Asian bowler to take five-wicket hauls in Australia, England and South Africa in the same calendar year.[26] Overall, he had finished the series as the joint highest wicket-taker, with 21 wickets, the other bowler being Australian bowler, Nathan Lyon.[27] He had finished the year, with 48 wickets, which was a record for Indian bowler in his debut year in Test cricket.[28] For his performances in 2018, he was named both in the World Test XI and ODI XI by the ICC.[29] In April 2019, he was named in India's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[30][31] The International Cricket Council (ICC) named him as one of the five exciting talents making their Cricket World Cup debut.[32] On 5 June 2019, in India's opening match of the tournament, against South Africa, Bumrah played in his 50th ODI match.[33] On 6 July 2019, in the match against Sri Lanka, Bumrah took his 100th wicket in ODIs and became the second-fastest Indian to do so after his teammate, Mohammed Shami, who is currently the fastest Indian to 100 ODI wickets.[34][35] He finished the tournament as the leading wicket-taker for India and the fifth highest overall, with eighteen dismissals in nine matches.[36] He was named in the 'Team of the Tournament' by the ICC and ESPNCricinfo.[37][38]

In August 2019, Bumrah took his fourth Test five-wicket haul against West Indies in the first Test match of India tour of West Indies 2019, at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, with figures of 5/7 in the 2nd innings.[39] In the second Test match, he became the third Indian to take a hat-trick in a Test match.[40]

Bumrah played his maiden Test match in India in the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium against England in February 2021 after playing 17 Tests overseas. His maiden Test wicket in India was of Daniel Lawrence for nought in England Tour of India 2021.[41][42][43]

Bumrah was named in India's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.[44] He was one of the only three fast bowlers in the main squad, the other two being Mohammed Shami and the white-ball specialist, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

In January 2022, during the second innings of the second test of 2021 India-South Africa test series, Bumrah became the Indian bowler with the worst economy rate while defending a target with minimum 100 balls bowled,[45] which was his first test as team India's vice-captain.

In February 2022, Bumrah was named Vice-captain of India for the T20I and Test series against Sri Lanka owing to the unavailability of regular vice-captain KL Rahul.[46] In March 2022, Bumrah took his maiden Test five-wicket haul in India during the second day night Test against Sri Lanka.[47]

In April 2022, Bumrah was among the Wisden Five Cricketers of the Year for that year.[48]

On 1 July 2022, Bumrah captained the Indian Test team against England for the first time instead of Rohit Sharma, who is ruled out due to suffering from COVID-19.[49]

On 2 July 2022, Jasprit Bumrah hit 35 runs in an over bowled by Stuart Broad in Test cricket, beating the 18-year older record set by Brian Lara (who had scored 28 runs in an over).[50]

On 12 July 2022, he took 6/19 in a One Day International match against England, India's best figures against England,[51] and the third best figures for India in ODIs.[52]

On 17 July 2022, Bumrah became the number 1 ranked bowler in ODIs according to ICC.[53]

Bowling styleEdit

Bumrah gained prominence with his unorthodox action. He have Hyperextended elbows.[54] His run-up is short, the first part of which consists of small, stuttering strides. He has an anomalous, stiff-armed action yet generates high pace, and his unusual point of release makes it difficult for the batsmen to read his bowling.[55] He bowls outside the off-stump or short quite consistently.[56][57]

Bumrah have slinging unorthodox, front on bowling action, which puts lots of load on his back and due to it he is suffered back problems and not able to play fo India without interruption in recent times. In 2019, due to his unorthodox, abnormal action a stress fracture appeared in his back due to it he was not able play for 3 months, in 2022 Asia Cup, he was not played and will not play upcoming 2022 ICC Men's T20 World Cup due to same back injury.[58] Experts always expressed wary of an injury risk due to his weird balling action. He have very small run-up, which puts lot pressure on his back when he lands, which puts him into the situation of high risk of injuries. [59]

As per former international baller Shoaib Akhtar, Bumrah's balling action can cause him back injuries, his balling action is front on, and the ballers with this type of action generate speed from their shoulders and back, if they suffered injury then it becomes very difficult for them and injury don't go away.[60]

I think Jasprit Bumrah is very, very interesting. He runs off a very short run-up. He jogs and then bowls with a very short run. He has got straight arms. His bowling is not textbook by any means, but it works. He is very different from other pace bowlers, which reminds me of another fast bowler of my era, who was very different from everyone else – Jeff Thomson.

– Legendary Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee, December 2018[61]

Bumrah carved himself a reputation for possessing an uncanny ability to hit the block hole,[62][63] just like his former Mumbai Indians teammate, Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga. Bumrah has grown into an asset for the Indian team in the limited-overs format.[64][65][66]

Bumrah is considered one of the fastest Indian bowlers with an average speed of 142 km/h, his fastest being 153 km/h, which he bowled during the first Test match of India Tour of Australia 2018, at the Adelaide Oval, outpacing Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins.[67][68]

"My all-time favourite bowlers are Mitchell Johnson, Wasim Akram and Brett Lee. I used to watch their videos and learn from them. I have learnt a lot from Johnson, and Malinga too. I try to learn from any senior bowlers who have played international cricket." – Bumrah[69]

Mumbai Indians bowling coach and former New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond said: "Boom's action, though unique, is repeatable. He has great control."[8]

Former Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra also commented on his bowling action:

"What you do in 75–80% of your run-up, nothing matters. It's the last 15–20%, the last four-five steps, which is the main thing. That is bowling. Bumrah runs differently, but in his last three-four steps – he is loading, front leg, back leg, everything is in alignment, and he is quick through the air."[8]


He is the first Asian bowler to take 5 wickets in a test innings in South Africa, England and Australia during the same calendar year.[70] He also holds the record for most runs scored in a single over in a Test match, when he scored 35 runs off the bowling of Stuart Broad at Edgbaston in July 2022.


  1. ^ Some sources list Bumrah as a fast-medium paced bowler,[2][3]


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