Jasprit-Bumrah1 © AFP
Jasprit Bumrah achieved the feat during India vs Zimbabwe 2016, 1st T20I © AFP

Jasprit Bumrah has become the first Indian to take 50 Twenty20 (T20) wickets in a calendar year. He took the wickets of Hamilton Masakadza and Grame Cremer in India vs Zimbabwe 2016, 1st T20I. Bumrah took 40 matches to reach 50 T20 wickets in this calendar year, the highest by any bowler. Andre Russell has 49 wickets from 35 games and he is second in the list of bowlers who have most wickets this calendar year. He is followed by Dwayne Bravo with 39 scalps from  38 matches. Shane Watson has 35 while Dhawal Kulkarni is the second Indian with most wickets this calendar year; he has 33 wickets from 22 matches. The record for most wickets in a calendar year is held by Bravo, who reached the feat in 2015.  Live Cricket Scorecard: Zimbabwe vs India, 1st T20I, at Harare

He picked up 69 wickets in 47 matches that year. He is closely followed by Sunil Narine, who has 66 wickets which he took in 2014. A lot is at stake for Zimbabwe in this game. They need to play better cricket and strive for a better show this time around. Having been down and out in the ODI series, they are low on confidence, but the best thing for them will be to put the things behind and fight hard in the T20Is. Live Updates: India vs Zimbabwe 2016, Live Cricket Score, 1st T20I at Harare

After a good show in the 50-over games with a second-string side, India would be hoping to repeat the same in the smallest version of the game. India will be happy that even without their best players, they have been able to play exceedingly well in the tour so far. But it has been more due to the weakness of the opposition.