On August 28, when Bhuvneshwar Kumar led 4–26 to play a key role in India’s thrilling five-goal win over arch-rivals Pakistan at the Asian Cup in Dubai, with few thought, with just a month to go before the match. Opening their 2022 T20 World Cup against similar competitors, India’s sole ‘T20 jet’ bowler will become the source of one of India’s biggest worries.
In the last 3/4 matches of India, Bhuvneshwar was led in the penultimate position. Everything he tried-yorker, wide yorker, slower ball, knuckle ball or a bouncer, failed, because he ended up becoming a cannon fodder for the battered hitters. waiting to rush into his friendly average speed.
In the Super 4 of the Asian Cup, Pakistan needed 26 passes 2 passes, as the 32-year-old conceded 19 goals in over 19, eventually finishing 0-40 in 4 passes. In India’s next Super 4 at the Asian Cup, Sri Lanka needed 21 out of 2 passes, while Bhuveshwar took 14 out of 19. This time around, the experienced campaigner took 0-30 out of 4 passes. via. In both games, Arshdeep Singh had an unfair task of defending only 7 in the finale, something the youngster tried bravely.
At Mohali in the first T20I match against India on Tuesday night, Australia needed 55 out of 4 encounters, when Bhuvi was called up. This time, Mathew Wade had a ‘party’ at his expense, 15 points off his 17 and 16 off his 19. Bhuvneshwar’s numbers performed unfortunately reading 4-0-52-0, the first time he’s conceded more than 50 in a T20I.
Of course, the polishing legend Sunil Gavaskar pointed out Bhuvneshwar’s poor form as an “area of concern” for Team India. “We really weren’t successful either. That’s a real concern. When someone like Bhuvneshwar Kumar is doing too many runs each time, when he is predicted to play well, 18 times. serve in three matches where India lost to Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia, he gave away 49 runs, almost three runs per ball,” Gavaskar told India Today.
“Say this again, use Bhuvi just over one of the previous 5 voiceovers,” tweeted the former All India commentator Irfan Pathan.
Saying this again, use Bhuvi just over one of the previous 5 episodes.
– Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) 1663694158000
Made. However, the worry here is that if Bhuvneshwar doesn’t have the speed or dexterity to survive the last three, will India be able to use him only in the Powerplay spin-off?
The problem with India’s current ‘speed’ attack, part of the 15 matches for the World Cup is that except for Bumrah, there is no ‘speed’ in it, unlike Pakistan, where even athletes Alternate fast pitch is also in the 140 plus area.
“I feel that our current bowling attack – especially Bhuvneshwar, Harshal and Arshdeep will be beaten in the T20 World Cup in Australia and we won’t win any. I don’t know why the you like again Mohammed Shami (he was part of the reserve team in India’s World Cup squad), Mohammed Siraj and Umran Malik were left out of the World Cup squad. In Australia, you need someone who can hit the ball over 140 kmph-something all three of these men can do, while maintaining accuracy and swinging the ball,” said former Indian track and field athlete. Karsan Ghavri tell TOI.
Although his current form may have been off, there is no doubt about Bhuvneshwar’s excellent record in 78 T20Is-in 78 games, he has made 84 goals with an average of 22 .35, with his economic ratio of 6.95 amazing.
That’s why, Bhuvneshwar still has his supporters. “I don’t think anything has happened to him. Bowling in the UAE and India is different from bowling in Australia where he will get a good bounce. He is still a good pick because he has the ability. take the stick in the early overtakings, and that’s what India wants. He’s a proven bowler and he has enough caliber to come back,” said former Indian athlete Raju Kulkarni feels.