Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh

Player Bio

Born 5 February 1990 India
Age 29 Years, 09 Months, 15 Days
Batting Side Right Handed
Bowling Side Right-arm medium
Teams India, Central Zone, India A, India Blue, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Uttar Pradesh, Pune Warriors India, Sunrisers Hyderabad

Batting & Fielding Performance

M
I
N/O
R
HS
100S
50S
4S
6S
AVG
S/R
CT
ST
Test
21
29
4
552
63
0
3
77
1
22.08
45.06
8
0
ODI
114
52
15
526
53
0
1
44
8
14.21
74.82
27
0
T20
40
9
5
23
9
0
0
0
0
5.75
79.31
6
0
IPL
129
48
21
230
24
0
0
21
4
8.51
97.45
33
0

Bowling Performance

I
O
M
R
W
Best
5W
AVG
E/R
S/R
Test
37
558
21
1644
63
6/82
4
26.09
2.94
53.14
ODI
113
908.3
114
4568
132
5/42
1
34.60
5.02
41.29
T20
40
142.2
40
975
39
5/24
1
25.00
6.85
21.89
IPL
129
479
129
3462
141
5/19
1
24.55
7.22
20.38

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 which also put his name on the Lord’s Honors Board. 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. He also became the first bowler to win the award for most wickets in an edition in successive seasons of the Indian T20 League.

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Cricket World Cup 2019 POINTS TABLE

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P
W
D
L
PTS
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15
9
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14
9
6
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3
12
9
5
1
3
11
9
5
1
3
11
9
3
2
4
8
9
3
1
5
7
9
3
1
5
7
9
2
1
6
5
9
0
0
9
0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh News

Bhuvneshwar Kumar trains with Indian team to test fitness

Recovering from a hamstring injury and a side strain, pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar assessed himself for a comeback when he participated in a "skill session" during Indian team's practice ahead of the series-opener against Bangladesh.

Watch: Bhuvneshwar Kumar turns match with stunning catch

Bhuvneshwar Kumar turned the 2nd ODI on its head in the 35th over of the West Indies innings - an over which had, among other things, probably the most sensational moment of the match - a caught-and-bowled dismissal of the highest order.

India vs Pakistan: Bhuvneshwar Kumar ruled out from Manchester clash due to injury

India suffered a huge setback as Bhuvneshwar Kumar was ruled out from participating further in the clash against Pakistan in Manchester on Sunday.

World Cup 2019: Satisfied with three-wicket haul on flat batting track, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of the India bowlers, taking 3 for 50 in his 10 over quota in India's win against the defending champions in their second World Cup game.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar eyes Lord’s return for World Cup final

Indian seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar holds a special affection for Lord's and hopes his team can return to the home of cricket for the World Cup final on July 14.