Ajay Jadeja believes that within the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took up the function of main India’s bowling assault completely. The pacer, who was making his comeback after damage, had a stellar outing within the T20I and ODI collection towards England.
With Jasprit Bumrah taking a go away from the Indian crew attributable to private commitments, it created an enormous void within the hosts’ quick bowling division. Ajay Jadeja identified how Bhuvneshwar Kumar performed Bumrah’s function to perfection and was Virat Kohli’s go-to man in powerful conditions towards England.
“Bhuvneshwar took the responsibility of the leader of the pack, which is always there among bowlers. Apart from bowling with the new ball, all the roles which Jasprit Bumrah plays, Bhuvneshwar fulfilled that role. When the wickets are not coming, you bring him on, or you use him in the death overs when there is pressure.Bhuvneshwar played these role effectively,” Jadeja advised Cricbuzz.
Jadeja additionally praised the seamer for his capability to out-think the batsmen.
“Bhuvneshwar Kumar just needs to take care of his body. Fast bowlers are always filled with aggression, but he also has a mind. He uses his mind, and not just his aggressiveness. He has an understanding of when to bowl which delivery. He makes the best of his experience,” Jadeja added.
In a excessive scoring ODI collection, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took six wickets at an outstanding economic system price of 4.66. In the T20I collection, the 31-year-old picked up 5 wickets at a formidable economic system price of 6.3.
“I’m surprised Bhuvneshwar Kumar wasn’t the Man of the Series” – Virat Kohli
Following India’s thrilling win within the third ODI towards England, skipper Virat Kohli steered that Bhuvneshwar Kumar ought to have gained the Man of the Series award for his stellar efficiency.
“I’m surprised Shardul wasn’t the man of the match, and Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) wasn’t the man of the series. A lot of credit to them for bowling so well in adverse conditions,” Kohli mentioned within the post-match presentation after the third ODI.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s profitable return to worldwide cricket after a prolonged damage layoff is a optimistic signal for the Indian crew. The seamer is anticipated to play a vital function within the upcoming T20 World Cup, which might be held in India later this yr.