Bhuvneshwar Kumar

bhuvneshwar Kumar
Name
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Nationality
ind India
Position
Bowler
Current Team
IND

Player Bio

FULL NAMEBhuvneshwar Kumar Singh
BORNFebruary 5, 1990
Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
AGE29 Years, 0 Months, 18 Days
NATIONAL SIDEIndia
BATTING STYLERight Handed
BOWLINGRight-arm medium
BATTING RANKTest – NA, ODI – NA, World Cup – NA, T20I – NA, IPL – NA, CL – NA
BOWLING RANKTest – NA, ODI – 17, World Cup – 17, T20I – 18, IPL – NA, CL – NA
TEAMS PLAYEDIndia, Central Zone, India A, India Blue, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Uttar Pradesh, Pune Warriors India, Sunrisers Hyderabad
MAN OF THE MATCHTest – 2, ODI – 5, World Cup – 0, T20I – 1, IPL – 5, CL – 0,
CAREER SPAN[Test, 2013 – 2018], [ODI, 2012 – 2019], [World Cup, 2015], [T20I, 2012 – 2019], [IPL, 2011 – 2018], [CL, 2009],

Not many bowlers begin their career, as well as Bhuvneshwar Kumar, did for India. He struck in his very first over in both ODIs and T20Is, both against Pakistan in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Another one of Indian cricket’s extracts from the state of Uttar Pradesh, his predecessors being Praveen Kumar and RP Singh, Kumar is well renowned for his ability to swing the ball both ways.
Bhuvneshwar got his name etched in the history books when he dismissed Sachin Tendulkar for his first first-class duck in Indian domestic cricket. The right-arm medium pacer was playing just his 11th first-class game, then. His career graph took a snake-head climb from there on, turning into a consistent wicket-taker in ODIs.
He didn’t get many opportunities in Tests but showed his true skills when he picked up his first five-for in the Nottingham Test in 2014. Another five-for followed in the next Test which India won at Lord’s. He ended up taking 19 wickets in five matches besides scoring 247 runs with the help of three fifties. Things appeared rosy for Bhuvi at that time but soon the pressure of international cricket got to him. He failed to cope up with the extra workload and it started to reflect in his bowling. He struggled and didn’t take wickets as easily as he did before.

He didn’t get many opportunities in Tests but showed his true skills when he picked up his first five-for in the Nottingham Test in 2014. Another five-for followed in the next Test which India won at Lord’s. He ended up taking 19 wickets in five matches besides scoring 247 runs with the help of three fifties. Things appeared rosy for Bhuvi at that time but soon the pressure of international cricket got to him. He failed to cope up with the extra workload and it started to reflect in his bowling. He struggled and didn’t take wickets as easily as he did before.
Consequently, Kumar lost his place in the side as he thrived for extra pace and in the process lost his main weapon, i.e. swing. After beginning with Bangalore and a stint with Pune, it was with Hyderabad franchise in 2014 where he started to get his mojo back. There were talks about him being only a new-ball bowler but he toiled hard to better his bowling with the old ball and came out triumph, acquiring the quality to bowl fast yorkers at the death.
In 2016, Kumar led India’s victories in Gros Islet against the West Indies and in Kolkata against New Zealand with five-fors. He once again became an integral part of the Indian cricket team setup and India will hope that he continues his good work ahead.

Bhuvneshwar was one of the lone bright spots in an otherwise wretched tour of England, taking 19 wickets at 26.63, an Indian record for most wickets against England in a Test series. He was dragged down by injury in Australia and played only one game in the 2015 World Cup

Awards & Achievements

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the first Indian bowler to have taken 5-wickets hauls in all formats of the game. He also bowled out all three of his targets for his debut wickets in all three formats.

  • On his debut Test, coming at No.10, he made multiple records including the most number of balls faced (97), most runs scored (38), and a record 9th wicket partnership of 140.

International Career

  • Following his spectacular show as an all-rounder in domestic cricket, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was selected to play in the first T20I match against Pakistan at Bengaluru on December 25, 2012. Defending a low total, he picked up three early wickets of Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, and Umar Akmal, but India failed to save the match.

  • Thanks to his quality fast bowling with the new ball, he bagged a place in the playing eleven of the subsequent ODI series, He made his ODI debut against Pakistan on December 30 and dismissed Mohammad Hafeez with the very first ball he bowled.

  • On February 22, in his Test debut in the first match against Australia in the 2013 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, he struggled to take wickets in a spin-friendly pitch. However, he showed his capacity as a batsman with a record 9th wicket partnership of 140 runs with M. S. Dhoni in the first Test and scored 38, the highest debut score at No.10.

  • In the first innings of the second Test against Australia, he took three important wickets of David Warner, Ed Cowan and Shane Watson, but went wicket-less in his short second innings spell. In the following Test, he failed to keep the batsmen under pressure in the first innings but made up in the second innings taking the wickets of Shane Watson, David Warner and Steve Smith.

  • He was next included in the team for the Champions Trophy tournament held in England and Wales between 6 and 23 June 2013. For his six wickets at an average of 22.83 and an economy rate of 3.91, he was selected in the ‘Team of the tournament’ by ESPNcricinfo writers.
IPL Career
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore for IPL 2009, but during his two seasons there, he only played in one match for the team. He was signed by Pune Warriors India in 2011, and before the franchise was terminated in 2013, he had bagged 24 wickets in 31 matches with two 3-wicket hauls.

  • He joined Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014 and helped his team win the 2016 IPL by claiming 23 wickets, the most in the tournament, which also earned him the prestigious Purple Cap. He retained the Purple Cap in the following seasons as well, with 26 wickets, and took five wickets in a match against Kings XI Punjab.
Trivia
  • Because Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s father had a transferable job, his older sister Rekha was in charge of taking care of his cricketing needs. However, he missed her engagement as well as the wedding due to his domestic cricket schedule.

Results

Cricket World Cup
2019

Cricket World Cup
2019