Bhuvneshwar Kumar

  • 3rd Test: England in control as India fight to save follow-on 2 days ago

    Indian batsmen failed to convert good starts into big innings as England took control of the third Test on day three, reducing India to 323 for 8 and in danger of following on after England's 569 for 7 declared. Murali Vijay (35), Cheteshwar Pujara (24), Virat Kohli (39) and Ajinkya Rahane...
  • Wicket is easy for batsmen, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3 days ago

    Southampton: India medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Monday blamed the pitch for the bowling attack's poor showing in the ongoing third Test as England declared at 569 for 7 in their first innings. In reply, India were placed at 25 for 1, trailing by 544 runs at stumps. "We were expecting...
  • 3rd Test: England ring a 'Bell' to lead India by 544 runs on Day 2 3 days ago

    England started turning the screws on India in the second Test at Lord's, inspired by a century from Ian Bell on day two that ended with the hosts in the lead by 544 and the visitors staring at the prospect of saving the game. England, who resumed the day at 247...
  • Five things to know about the third India vs England Test 5 days ago

    Southampton: After England's last-day batting collapse against India in the second Test at Lord's, the pressure and scrutiny on captain Alastair Cook seems to be reaching its peak. England slumped from 198 for 5 to 225 all out as India won their first Test away from home in three years, taking...
  • Ishant, Bhuvneshwar climb up ICC rankings chart July 23, 2014

    Dubai: India's historic win at Lord's, only their second at the home of cricket in 82 years, has seen Indian players Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane make noticeable improvements in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings, released on Tuesday. Ishant, who took a match-winning seven-wicket haul in...
  • Lords of Lord's: The five heroes of India's historic win July 22, 2014

    Ajinkya Rahane, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja and Ishant Sharma played pivotal roles in India's historic triumph on Monday, which helped the visitors to their first Test win at Lord's since 1986 and only second overall in 82 years. If Rahane's century on day one laid the foundation, Ishant Sharma's...
  • 2nd Test: India beat England by 95 runs to break 28-year Lord's jinx July 21, 2014

    Team India registered a historic 95-run win over England on the fifth and final day of the second Test at Lord's here Monday. Led by a ferocious Ishant Sharma, who bounced out England's batsmen with some relentless short-pitched bowling, India bundled out England for 223 to pull off a huge...
  • Rare Test success beckons India at Lord's July 21, 2014

    If there are any Monday morning blues in the Lord's Test, they will be exclusively reserved for England who stare at the prospect of watching India celebrate a rare Test win. Six wickets away, India stand as firm favourites to repeat what they last did 28 years back in 1986 -...
  • My batting form has helped my bowling: Bhuvneshwar July 20, 2014

    London: India's top bowler in the ongoing Test series against England with 11 wickets to his credit, pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar says his good form with the bat has been a major factor in helping him perform well with the ball. Bhuvneshwar, who struck two half-centuries in the drawn opening Test in...
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar joins India's Lord's elite July 19, 2014

    London: Bhuvneshwar Kumar became only the twelfth India bowler to take five or more wickets in a Test innings at Lord's on Saturday. Kumar's return of six for 82 against England on the third day of the second Test also represented his Test-best bowling figures in what was the 24-year-old's...
  • 2nd Test: India lead England by 145 runs on Day 3, match evenly poised July 21, 2014

    England-India contest at Lord's still hangs in the balance after the end of day three, as India lost three wickets in quick succession in the last session but fought back through Murali Vijay's gutsy half-century to take their overall lead to 145, leaving the second Test interestingly poised. At stumps on...
  • Bhuvneshwar is like me, hope he can avoid flashbulbs: Bishan Bedi July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi on Saturday paid rich compliments to young seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar terming him as cricketer of his kind and prayed that the he remains like this for the rest of his career. Bedi took to micro-blogging site twitter to praise Bhuvneshwar, who has been...
  • Indian bowlers bowled in right areas, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar July 19, 2014

    London: India medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Friday said the onus will be on the bowling attack to quickly get rid of the remaining English batting on day three of the second Test at Lord's here. Kumar took 4 for 46 in the hosts' first innings as they reached 219 for...
  • 2nd Test: Gary Ballance hundred cuts India's lead to 76 on Day 2 July 18, 2014

    Gary Ballance buried the criticism of his pre-match drinking binge with a fine century at Lord's on day two of the second Test against India, which took England within 76 runs of the visitors' first innings total of 295. Ballance scored 110 and added 98 in a fifth-wicket stand with Moeen...
  • 2nd Test: Rahane's ton rescues India to 290/9 on Day 1 at Lord's July 18, 2014

    Ajinkya's Rahane's stellar hundred saved India the blushes on the opening day of the second Test against England, taking them to a respectable 290 for 9 after James Anderson gave England control on a green-top Lord's track. Rahane, batting at No. 4, scored 103 and shared a crucial 90-run partnership for...
  • I have regained my rhythm, says Ishant Sharma July 12, 2014

    Nottingham: Having engineered a collapse with one of his best spells in recent times, lanky Indian speedster Ishant Sharma said that he feels like having got his rhythm back. "I struggled with my rhythm in the two practice matches. "These things happen when you haven't been playing cricket for too long. I...
  • 1st Test: England fight their way to 352/9 on Day 3, trail India by 105 July 11, 2014

    Dogged resistance by Joe Root and England's late order helped the hosts recover from a precarious 205 for 7 to reach 352/9 at stumps on day three to blunt the effort of Indian pacers and cut down the visitors lead to 105. A six-wicket burst by India, thanks to Bhuvneshwar Kumar...
  • We need to be patient to bowl England out twice: Bhuvneshwar July 11, 2014

    Nottingham: Indian medium-pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar feels he and his bowling colleagues need to adopt a "patient" approach on a lifeless Trent Bridge wicket if the visitors want to bowl England out twice and win the the first cricket Test here. The Trent Bridge pitch has come for some flak from many...
  • Record tenth-wicket stand between Bhuvneshwar and Shami put India in control July 11, 2014

    Who said Indian bowlers won't do well in England! They got off to a fantastic start to the England tour on Thursday, what if with the bat. England openers Alastair Cook and Sam Robson were probably planning their innings when, after losing 4 wickets for 2 runs following lunch, Indian...
  • 1st Test: Rearguard action earns India 414-run lead over England on Day 2 July 10, 2014

    Rearguard action from Indian tailenders Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami frustrated England on the second day of the Nottingham Test, at the end of which the visitors led the hosts by 414 runs. India slipped from a comfortable 344 for 5 to 346 for 9 when a collapse shortly after lunch...
  • Ishant Sharma: Leader of the attack or a worry? July 4, 2014

    Taking 20 wickets is often set as a marker to win Test matches, and a decent pace attack is expected to do that in helpful English conditions. That's precisely what could decide India's fortunes in the Test series against England, beginning July 9. Most of the pre-series build-up has...
  • India's unripe pace attack can leave England wounded July 1, 2014

    Put Ishant Sharma aside, and India's pace attack in England may appear wet behind the ears. But it will be indiscreet for England batsmen to consider it insipid on three grounds: a) unpredictability, b) helpful conditions and c) their own form. The tourists' stretched 18-member squad is carrying six specialist...
  • Ishant should step up during Test series: Zaheer June 30, 2014

    London: Veteran India pacer Zaheer Khan said that it was time Ishant Sharma should step up and spearhead the Indian bowling attack during the upcoming five-Test series against England, starting in Nottingham on July 9. Ishant, who is the only one out of the six front-line seam bowlers in the Indian...
  • From ridiculous to remarkable - expect anything from India in England July 12, 2014

    Starting July 9, first time in over five decades India will be playing a five-Test series in England, and adding to the testing conditions will be the ghost of 2011 that has continued to haunt the Indians over the last three years. Since that 0-4 rout in the 'Summer of...
  • Indian bowlers will struggle in England, says Dilip Vengsarkar June 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian attack lacks teeth which is required to bowl England twice in the Tests, says former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar. The young Indian attack will be led by Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the challenging five-Test series, beginning next month. Mohammed Shami, Varun Aaron and R Ashwin are the other...