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Bumrah breaks record for most T20 wickets in a calendar year

August 30, 2016 16:50 IST

IMAGE: India's Jaspreet Bumrah celebrates the wicket of Marlon Samuels of the West Indies during the second T20I in Florida on Sunday. Photograph: BCCI.

India's young fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has added his name to the record books after capturing the most T20 International wickets in a calendar year.

Bumrah, who only made his T20I debut in January against Australia at the Adelaide Oval, has taken 28 wickets for India in the game's shortest format from 21 matches.

Against West Indies on Sunday night, he took 2-26 before the match was washed out, adding to the 2-47 he claimed in the series opener that West Indies claimed 1-0.

Former Australia quick Dirk Nannes was the previous record holder, having taken 27 wickets in 14 matches in 2010.

Bumrah, 22, also took 15 wickets for Mumbai Indians in this year's Indian Premier League to finish equal eighth on the wicket-takers list.

Ravichandran Ashwin meanwhile, also took two wickets on Sunday against the Windies to move to 23 for 2016 (the fourth-most in a calendar year) and 52 overall, the most by any Indian bowler in T20Is.

Pakistan dominate the T20I top wicket-takers list since the inaugural match in 2005, with Shahid Afridi (97), Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal (85 each) occupying the top three places. 

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