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Bumrah & Bhuvneshwar Go on a 'Fast-Bowling Coffee Date'

Ahead of the South Africa contest, Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar spent some of their free time grabbing some coffee in Southampton and hopefully plotting their share of dismissals for the summer.

Cricketnext Staff |June 9, 2019, 6:01 PM IST
Bumrah & Bhuvneshwar Go on a 'Fast-Bowling Coffee Date'

Indian fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are likely to have a very busy summer during the 2019 ICC World Cup in England and Wales.

India began their campaign with a six-wicket win against the struggling South Africans and will play Australia in their second game at the Oval in London on Sunday (June 9).

Ahead of the South Africa contest, Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar spent some of their free time grabbing some coffee in Southampton and hopefully plotting their share of dismissals for the summer.

The two bowlers then proceeded to take four of the nine South African wickets, with Yuzvendra Chahal taking four and Kuldeep Yadav taking another.

The Indian team also courted controversy as the veteran wicket-keeper MS Dhoni was asked to change his wicketkeeping gloves to keep with ICC regulations after the match against South Africa.

The Indian team couldn't practice on Friday as rain washed out their session, leaving the Virat Kohli-led side with only one day to train ahead of Sunday's big-ticket showdown with Australia.

The players however used that time to visit the Indian High Commissioner's residence in London on Friday. The Indian team, along with the support staff, were at the Indian High Commissioner Ruchi Ghanashyam’s house.

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2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
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2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
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2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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