Jasprit Bumrah – Test Wickets Year by Year

Jasprit Bumrah made his limited-overs debut in 2016, but he was eagerly waiting for his chance to turn up in the whites for India. The team management found a perfect time for him and presented Bumrah with the Test cap in the 2018 South Africa Tour.

The pitches in South Africa were tailor-made for his bowling technique, which helped him unleash his wrath on the hosts. Since then, he hasn’t looked back, cementing his place in the team and playing a pivotal role in team victories.

With each passing year, Bumrah’s Test performance has been a revelation, helping him garner applauds from experts and fans alike.

In this article, we’ll delve into Jasprit Bumrah’s year-by-year tally of Test wickets.

Jasprit Bumrah Test Wickets (by Year)


Key Insights

48: Jasprit Bumrah had a cracker of a debut year, as he picked up 48 wickets in 9 matches in 2018.

1: Interestingly, all 48 wickets came in away conditions, which is the most wickets by an Indian bowler in away matches in a calendar year.

3: In the same year, he grabbed 3 five-wicket hauls, that too against 3 different opponents in 3 different countries. Bumrah picked up a fifer each against South Africa, England, and Australia. (You can check out Bumrah’s performance in home and away Tests here.)

9: 2018 was a special year for Bumrah, as he returned with a match haul of 9 wickets for 86 runs. His extraordinary feat came against Australia in the Boxing Day Test match at the MCG.

13: Bumrah’s 10th five-wicket haul came against England in February 2024, where he skittled 6 English batters for 45 runs in the first innings. With that, he became the 5th Indian pacer and, overall, the 13th Indian bowler to have 10 or more fifers in Test cricket.

20: Jasprit Bumrah’s Test bowling average of approximately 20 is one of the best among the bowlers with 100+ wickets.

34: In February 2024, Jasprit Bumrah became the fastest Indian pacer to 150 Test wickets, reaching the milestone in 34 matches.

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