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The Best Fastest Indian Pacer to Achieve the Milestone

The ace pacer accomplished this feat in just 34 games, surpassing the legendary Kapil Dev, who needed 39 games to reach the same mark.

Waqar Younis remains the fastest bowler, having reached this milestone in just his 27th Test.

While Erapalli Prasanna and Anil Kumble took 34 tests each to reach the mark as spinners, Ravichandran Ashwin (29) and Ravindra Jadeja (32) are the only Indians to do so faster than Bumrah.

Bumrah’s remarkable journey places him in elite company, as only a few bowlers worldwide have taken 150 Test wickets in fewer matches.

In his 16th home Test, Bumrah has an astonishing 24 wickets at an average of 14 or higher. This includes a notable five-wicket haul (5-24), demonstrating his impact on home soil. Bumrah has 50 Test wickets against England, with an impressive average of 22-plus, demonstrating his effectiveness against such formidable opposition.

He known for his ability to turn a match around, has nine five-wicket hauls in Tests, six of which have come in SENA countries. This puts him joint second with Zaheer Khan and B.S. Chandrasekhar, trailing only Kapil Dev.

Bumrah’s influence extends beyond home conditions, as he is one of only a few Indians to have taken more than 100 wickets in SENA countries (South Africa, England, New Zealand, and Australia).

With 113 wickets, he joins legends Anil Kumble, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Zaheer Khan, and Kapil Dev as Test bowlers who have taken over 150 wickets.

Bumrah’s crowning achievement came against the West Indies in Kingston in 2019, when he bowled a career-best Test innings of 6-27. This outstanding performance included a hat-trick, making him the third Indian to accomplish this rare feat in Test cricket.

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