West Indies v India T20s
Bumrah breaks Nannes' T20 record
In-form Indian speedster takes two wickets in rained-out affair against West Indies to set new mark
29 August 2016, 09:00 PM AEST
Boom India youngster 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.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 28, 2016
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.
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In the process, he earned the plaudits of Mumbai coach and Australian legend Ricky Ponting.
"If you look at the skills Bumrah has and the way he has come through over the last two years, then he is ready to play Test cricket," Ponting said in May.
"He's got everything. He's got an unusual action, got good pace and with the brand new ball can get some good movement in the air.
"If India are looking for someone to come in and play Test cricket then I am sure Bumrah's name will be in the selectors' mind.
"Over the last three months, starting with the Australia tour and then the World T20, he has been a stand-out performer and he has been a stand-out bowler in IPL as well.
"A lot of times, he has bowled the tougher overs, an over in Power Play and then generally two in death.
"His skills with the slower ball, yorkers and bouncers are exactly where we wanted him to be."
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Ravi 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.
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.