Team India’s lead bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar is once again on the target of critics. In the first T20 match played against Australia in Mohali, Bhuvneshwar Kumar looted runs, which also became a reason for the defeat of Team India. In such a situation, now the concern about the T20 World Cup has started increasing again, because Bhuvneshwar Kumar is also a part of the T20 World Cup squad.
What is the role of Bhuvneshwar Kumar?
At one point, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was out of the T20 team, but along with working on fitness, he performed better in the IPL. For this reason, he had a comeback in the T20 team, since his return, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has consistently given better results. This was the reason that he was also selected for the T20 World Cup.
In IPL, Bhuvneshwar Kumar often completes most of his overs in the powerplay or the first 10 overs. This has also been his strength, when the opposing team tries to score runs in the powerplay, then he puts the batsmen in trouble. This was the strength of Bhuvneshwar Kumar during the IPL, which he also applied for Team India.
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However, the death overs has been a concern for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Whether it is IPL or Team India, examples of this have been seen in the last few matches. Where Bhuvneshwar Kumar was handed the 19th over and thrice he drowned Team India’s loot.
When Bumrah comes back?
In the last few months, Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel were not part of Team India, due to which Bhuvneshwar Kumar emerged as the lead bowler. But now both have returned, Jasprit Bumrah did not play in the first T20 match against Australia but he can return to the field from the second T20.
If Jasprit Bumrah comes back, then Team India’s death overs worries can end. In such a situation, the formula which is implemented in IPL, i.e. Bhuvneshwar Kumar can complete most of his quota overs in the beginning itself and can give initial shocks to the opposing team. However, even then his failure in the death overs will remain a matter of concern for Team India.
Best performance for Team India in 2022 (in T20)
– Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 23 matches, 31 wickets
Yuzvendra Chahal – 17 matches, 20 wickets
Harshal Patel – 16 matches, 19 wickets
Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the year 2022 (in T20)
23 matches, 22 innings, 31 wickets, Best: 5/4, Economy 6.97