Jasprit Bumrah extends new India wickets record for a series in England | Cricket News – Times of India


BIRMINGHAM: Jasprit Bumrah finished the Covid-delayed fifth Test at Edgbaston having set a new record for the most wickets taken by an India bowler during a series in England.
His first-innings haul of 3-68 — which included all of England’s top three — surpassed Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s record of 19 wickets during a five-match series in 2014.
Bumrah added to his tally by taking 2-74 during England’s second innings in Birmingham.
The 28-year-old ended the series with 23 wickets at 22.47, but for all his efforts the fast bowler was unable to prevent England chasing down a target of 378 with more than two sessions to spare in a seven-wicket win.
Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow both hit unbeaten hundreds as England ended the five-match series all square at 2-2.
Most wickets by an India bowler during a Test series in England (player, season, matches, wickets, average, average runs per over):
Jasprit Bumrah 2021/22 – 5 | 23 | 22.47 | 2.76
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2014 – 5 | 19 | 26.63 | 2.92
Zaheer Khan 2007 – 3 | 18 | 20.33 | 2.68
Ishant Sharma 2018 – 5 | 18 | 24.27 | 2.89
Subhash Gupte 1959 – 5 | 17 | 34.64 | 2.94





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