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In Numbers | Bhuvneshwar Kumar's ODI Graph Dips in 2018

Cricketnext Staff |October 29, 2018, 8:18 AM IST
In Numbers | Bhuvneshwar Kumar's ODI Graph Dips in 2018

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has emerged as one of the vital cogs in the Indian fast bowling department ever since he made his debut back in 2012.

Bhuvneshwar's ability to swing the new ball at pace and then bowl yorkers at death makes him a valuable asset, especially in the Indian limited-overs setup.

However, with World Cup just six months away, Bhuvneshwar seems to be fizzling out at the wrong time as far as his white-ball form is concerned. The year 2018 has been one of his worst as compared to any other year.

The fast bowler has taken only 9 wickets and averages 55.12 in 12 ODIs he has played in the year so far.

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His wicket/innings ratio in 2018 has also been worst as compared to previous years. He has gone wicket-less in 7 of the 12 games he has played in the year so far.

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Bhuvneshwar prefers to play away from home, with his average and economy both improving drastically while playing outside India. This shows that Bhuvneshwar needs the conditions to be favourable to be an effective bowler.

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In his last five ODIs at home, Bhuvneshwar has not taken more than one wicket in any innings. Twice out of his last five matches at home, his economy was above 7.

He was also expensive in the Pune ODI against Windies, leaking runs at the death which proved crucial in the end as Windies managed to reach 283/9, after being 227/8 at one stage.

His bowling partner Jasprit Bumrah later defended Bhuvneshwar's performance, saying that he started well but things didn't go his way at the death.

Bhuvneshwar will be hoping that he can correct his mistakes in the remaining two ODIs and the T20I series.

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Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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