Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami: Trio creates history in 2018

first_img India Today Web Desk MelbourneDecember 29, 2018UPDATED: December 29, 2018 13:10 IST Bumrah, Ishant and Shami took the most wickets by a pace trio in a calendar year (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJasprit Bumrah has taken 46 wickets from 9 TestsMohammed Shami has taken 46 wickets from 12 TestsIshant Sharma has taken 39 wickets form 11 TestsJasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma, with a total of 131 wickets in 2018, and counting, became the most successful pace trio in a calendar year in Test cricket history on Saturday.Bumrah, Shami and Ishant broke the 34-year-old record set by the legendary West Indies trio of Joel Garner, Michael Holding and Malcolm Marshall, who had taken 130 wickets in 1984.Third on that list would be the South African pace trio of Morne Morkel, Makhaya Ntini and Dale Steyn with 123 wickets in 2008.Bumrah has been the most successful of the three Indian pacers with 46 wickets from 9 Tests so far, along with Shami who took his 46 wickets from 12 Tests. Ishant Sharma on the other hand has taken 39 wickets form 11 Tests.The wickets tally of all three pacers is set to increase with the Boxing Day Test still going on between India and Australia.Another feat achieved by the Indian cricket team is the highest haul of wickets ever in a calendar year, with 257 wickets in 14 matches, bettering the previous record of 237 wickets from 17 games in the year 1979.Bumrah, who broke multiple records on the third day with his 6-wicket haul, producing his first 8-wicket haul in a Test match.On Day three, Bumrah surpassed Dileep Doshi’s record of most wickets (40 wickets in 1979) in a debut year in Tests as well.Also Read | Jasprit Bumrah does what Waqar, Wasim and Vaas could not doFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow 3rd TestFollow Day 4Follow Jasprit BumrahFollow Mohammed ShamiFollow Ishant Sharma Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami: Trio creates history in 2018The Indian pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma took the most wickets by a pace trio in a calendar yearadvertisementlast_img

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