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Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Full name Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh
Born February 5, 1990, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
Current age 28
Major team India
Batting style Right Handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
ODI Debut December 30, 2012 v Pakistan at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

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 much 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.

Batting and Fielding Averages

MatInnsNoRunsHSAveBFSR100504s6sCtSt
Tests212945526322.08122545.060377180
ODIS9845154695315.6362175.5201416240
T20IS34852297.332684.61000050
First-class7010111243312827.03569142.751143148180
List A138773010107221.48--03968320
Twenty201465124240248.8824398.7600204300

Bowling Averages

MatInnsBallsRunsWktsAveEconSR4w5w10
Tests21 37334816446326.09 2.9453.14340
ODIS98 974720392310736.66 4.9844.11310
T20IS34 347288173324.75 6.7322.06010
First-class70 12312393578521826.53 2.8056.849120
List A138 1356633529816831.53 4.7939.48510
Twenty20146 1463206378216023.63 7.0720.03220

Split by Team in Tests

MatInnsBARUBAAVSRHSHUFICTSTOVMADWIER
Australia67 213026.0042.34380020125.3179
Bangladesh10 0-0.00001029111
Bangladesh10 0-0.00001029111
England611 125625.6047.9463*0300189.54620
New Zealand12 02814.0045.162300002766
South Africa24 110133.6640.07330020672210
Sri Lanka12 02110.5060.0013000038138
West Indies43 0165.3345.7112003081.4269

Split by Team in ODIs

MatInnsBARUBAAVSRHSHUFICTSTOVMADWIER
Australia157 211122.2080.4332*0050126716
Bangladesh63 14924.5079.0325*00004738
England147 37919.7586.813100201071110
New Zealand85 06713.40126.412600107419
Pakistan93 131.5015.0020020771114
South Africa139 45611.2060.8619*0050105.1313
Sri Lanka124 15317.6653.0053*0140101.31116
West Indies155 24214.0089.36180050101915
Zimbabwe31 10-0.00000002655
Hong Kong11 099.0050.0090000900
United Arab Emirates10 0-0.000000501
Afghanistan10 0-0.000000810

Split by Team in T20Is

MatInnsBARUBAAVSRHSHUFICTSTOVMADWIER
Australia73 222.0025.001*001023.408
Bangladesh10 0-0.000000301
England20 0-0.0000007.401
New Zealand31 12-66.662*0000902
Pakistan31 16-100.006*00201105
South Africa62 133.00100.003*00102108
Sri Lanka20 0-0.000000701
West Indies60 0-0.0000002303
Zimbabwe21 099.00150.0090000802
Ireland10 0-0.000000400
United Arab Emirates10 0-0.000010422

Last 5 Matches in Tests

  • Batting
  • 30(49) v South Africa on January 24, 2018
  • 33(76) v South Africa on January 24, 2018
  • 25(86) v South Africa on January 5, 2018
  • 13*(41) v South Africa on January 5, 2018
  • 13(17) v Sri Lanka on November 16, 2017
  • 8(18) v Sri Lanka on November 16, 2017
  • 0(7) v Australia on March 25, 2017
  • DNB v Australia on March 25, 2017
  • DNB v Bangladesh on February 9, 2017
  • DNB v Bangladesh on February 9, 2017
  • Bowling
  • 3/44 vs South Africa on January 24, 2018
  • 1/39 vs South Africa on January 24, 2018
  • 4/87 vs South Africa on January 5, 2018
  • 2/33 vs South Africa on January 5, 2018
  • 4/88 vs Sri Lanka on November 16, 2017
  • 4/8 vs Sri Lanka on November 16, 2017
  • 1/41 vs Australia on March 25, 2017
  • 1/27 vs Australia on March 25, 2017
  • 1/52 vs Bangladesh on February 9, 2017
  • 0/15 vs Bangladesh on February 9, 2017

Last 5 Matches in ODIs

  • Batting
  • DNB v Australia on January 18, 2019
  • DNB v Australia on January 15, 2019
  • 29*(23) v Australia on January 12, 2019
  • DNB v West Indies on November 1, 2018
  • DNB v West Indies on October 29, 2018
  • Bowling
  • 2/28 vs Australia on January 18, 2019
  • 4/45 vs Australia on January 15, 2019
  • 2/66 vs Australia on January 12, 2019
  • 1/11 vs West Indies on November 1, 2018
  • 1/30 vs West Indies on October 29, 2018

Last 5 Matches in T20Is

  • Batting
  • DNB v Australia on November 25, 2018
  • DNB v Australia on November 23, 2018
  • 1*(1) v Australia on November 21, 2018
  • DNB v West Indies on November 11, 2018
  • DNB v West Indies on November 6, 2018
  • Bowling
  • 0/33 vs Australia on November 25, 2018
  • 2/20 vs Australia on November 23, 2018
  • 0/15 vs Australia on November 21, 2018
  • 0/39 vs West Indies on November 11, 2018
  • 2/12 vs West Indies on November 6, 2018

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 India 5007 116
2 South Africa 4280 110
3 England 5310 108
4 New Zealand 3213 107
5 Australia 4143 101
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