Bhuvneshwar Kumar

  • Dhoni backs Yuvraj to come good in remaining matches 24-03-2014 11:33 AM

    Mirpur: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday expressed confidence that out-of-form Yuvraj Singh will come good in the remaining matches of the World Twenty20 but admitted that he is "under pressure and not in great touch". "Yuvraj is one of the best players of T20 but yes you can...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs India, 5th ODI at Wellington 31-01-2014 06:12 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The ODI Champions are yet to taste a win in 2014 after two overseas series and seven games, which certainly doesn't augur well for a team that will be defending its world cup trophy in a year from now....
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs India, 4th ODI in Hamilton 28-01-2014 05:36 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) With their return to No. 1 position in the ODI rankings on the line, India need to tick every box before stepping on the field in Hamilton. By snatching a thrilling last-ball tie in Auckland, India kept New Zealand...
  • As it happened: India vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI 25-01-2014 06:04 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Team India need to regroup quickly and find the right combination as they go into a must-win match against a confident New Zealand in the third ODI at Auckland on Saturday. The good news for India before the encounter...
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar confident of winning the do-or-die 3rd ODI 24-01-2014 11:29 AM

    Auckland: India medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Friday said that his team was completely focussed ahead of its do-or-die match against New Zealand and confident of reversing the 0-2 deficit in the five-ODI series. "There is no extra-ordinary pressure on us. We are confident of doing well. To win this...
  • MS Dhoni lashes out on seamers' inconsistency 19-01-2014 03:32 PM

    Napier: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said his seamers were not consistent enough while one batsman needed to play till the end in the first One-Day International against New Zealand which India lost by 24 runs. Virat Kohli's 123 off 111 balls went in vain as India were...
  • MS Dhoni's challenge in NZ: Controlling his expensive bowlers 17-01-2014 08:07 AM

    They may be No. 1 and 50-over champions currently, but in 12 months' time MS Dhoni's World Cup will once again be up for grabs. And for India to keep others from laying a hand on the silverware, it will be crucial how their bowlers travel on this road to...
  • We need to make a few adjustments on SA pitches: Zaheer Khan 12-12-2013 07:35 PM

    Benoni: Veteran speedster Zaheer Khan, who will be spearheading the Indian pace attack in the two-Test series, feels that one needs to make some adjustments on the "hit the deck" kind of surfaces in South Africa having done bulk of the bowling on the sub-continental featherbeds. "For a seam bowler,...
  • Series win will lift morale ahead of SA tour: Bhuvneshwar Kumar 26-11-2013 06:18 PM

    Kanpur: Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar feels a win in the third and deciding ODI against West Indies here Wednesday will raise the morale of the team ahead of a tough tour to South Africa, starting next month. The third ODI at Kanpur holds great significance for both India and West Indies...
  • India vs Australia: India paid the price for repeating mistakes in 1st ODI 13-10-2013 09:56 PM

    After getting a battering in the one-off Twenty20 a few days ago in Rajkot, it was assumed that the Indian bowlers will learn from their mistakes when they take on Australia in the first match of the seven-match ODI series at Pune. But that didn't happen as they were once...
  • India vs Australia: Bowlers who could impress in batting-heavy series 12-10-2013 10:36 AM

    In an ODI series expected to be dominated by the batsmen, as the one-off T20 international suggested, bowlers from India and Australia will be in for a stern test on the batting-friendly tracks, where taking wickets sometimes becomes a hard toil. The T20 international on Thursday, which India won by...
  • Focus is on variations, not pace, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar 08-09-2013 02:28 PM

    New Delhi: Working hard on his form and fitness to prepare for the hectic international schedule, Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar said he is not worried about losing pace and focussed on improving his line and length. "When I started playing cricket, I knew that my physique is not at all...
  • Tri-series final: Dhoni clinches sensational win for India 11-07-2013 10:56 PM

    Port of Spain: MS Dhoni smashed two sixes and a four in the final over off Shaminda Eranga to help India clinch yet another victory over Sri Lanka, this time in the final of the Celkon Mobile Cup at Port of Spain on Thursday. Chasing 201, India started slowly with...
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar swings India into tri-series final 10-07-2013 05:21 AM

    With the abundance of batting talent India have had at their disposal over the years, the dearth of a frontline fast bowler has always been India biggest bane. The men in blue have had many over the years who promised a lot, only to fizzle out or be mere shadows...
  • The team showed lot of character to bounce back: Kohli 10-07-2013 04:15 AM

    After India's 81-run victory against Sri Lanka in the rain curtailed must-win match, stand-in captain Virat Kohli praised his bowlers for bowling in the right areas and said he was proud of the team which showed a lot of character to bounce back on Tuesday at Queen's Park Oval, Port...
  • India defeat SL by 81 runs (D/L method), qualify for final 10-07-2013 03:36 AM

    Port of Spain: Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar wreaked havoc with a brilliant opening spell as he powered India into the final of the Celkon Mobile Cup Tri Series tournament with a commanding 81-run victory over Sri Lanka via Duckworth Lewis method in another rain-affected match on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Kumar took...
  • Tri-series: Kohli, bowlers set up huge win for India over West Indies 06-07-2013 03:56 AM

    Port of Spain: Skipper Virat Kohli led from the front with a responsible century-knock as India bounced back in the race for the tri-series final with a dominating 102-run win over the West Indies in a crucial rain-hit match on Friday. Batting with a lot of grit and gumption, Kohli...
  • Five reasons for India's humiliating 161-run loss to Sri Lanka 03-07-2013 11:04 AM

    The World number one ODI team, World Cup holders and the recently crowned ICC Champions trophy winners, India went to the West Indies for the ODI tri-series with the confidence of conquering the world and with no chinks in their armour. But, the script changed drastically within a week and...
  • India must keep good vibrations flowing in the West Indies 25-06-2013 10:15 AM

    One of the most compelling aspects of watching a team on a roll is waiting for it to be stopped. India have just won five matches in a row in the ICC Champions Trophy, the last of which narrowly won them the trophy in Birmingham on Sunday. India entered the...
  • Champions Trophy final: India chase supremacy, England history 22-06-2013 12:34 PM

    India have another chance of asserting their supremacy in ODI cricket when they play England in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy at Edgbaston on Sunday. MS Dhoni's Blue Brigade trumped Sri Lanka in the final of the ICC World Cup just over two years ago and a victory...
  • India thrash Sri Lanka to reach Champions Trophy final 20-06-2013 07:13 PM

    Inspired by their bowlers, India made short work of Sri Lanka in the second ICC Champions Trophy semi-final in overcast Cardiff by eight wickets with 15 overs to spare. Like the other semi-final on Wednesday at The Oval, the match turned out to be an anticlimax as the weight of...
  • Champions Trophy, India vs Sri Lanka: Five key battles to look out for 20-06-2013 10:10 AM

    The ICC Champions Trophy has pitted two familiar foes against each other in India and Sri Lanka in the second semi-final. Deja vu, you could say, as the giants from the subcontinent will meet for the first time in an ODI tournament since the monumental 2011 World Cup final. So...
  • India v West Indies: The key head-to-head battles 10-06-2013 03:54 PM

    Tuesday's ICC Champions Trophy match at The Oval contains a number of head-to-heads that could prove pivotal; here, Cricketnext takes a look at the five big ones. Chris Gayle v Bhuvneshwar Kumar The last time Bhuvneshwar bowled to Gayle marked one of the tightest spells in Twenty20 cricket. Opening the...
  • KKR crush Pune to keep minuscule hopes alive 09-05-2013 11:24 PM

    Pune: Keeping alive the slightest of hopes in reaching the IPL 6 play-offs, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders registered their fifth victory of the season by beating Pune Warriors by 46 runs on Thursday. Pune might have thought they had done well to keep KKR to 152 but even that...
  • As it happened: Pune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders, Game 56, IPL 6 09-05-2013 07:27 PM

    Live updates from Game 56 of IPL 6 between Pune Warriors and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium in Pune. Pune Warriors India innings: End of match - PWI 106 in 19.3 overs: L Balaji sends Bhuvneshwar Kumar's off stump for a walk with the first ball....
  • Seamer-friendly conditions in Eng will assist my bowling: Bhuvneshwar 05-05-2013 06:16 PM

    Jaipur: Picked in the Indian squad for the upcoming Champions Trophy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is confident of making the opportunity count and says the seamer-friendly conditions in England and Wales will "assist" his style of bowling. Bhuvneshwar on Saturday was included in the 15-member squad for the 50-over tournament, to be...
  • Yuvraj, Gambhir dropped; Vinay, Karthik back for Champions Trophy 04-05-2013 12:59 PM

    New Delhi: The Sandip Patil-led BCCI selection committee on Saturday awarded medium pacer Vinay Kumar and wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Karthik for their good show in IPL 6 with a call-up to India's ODI squad for the Champions Trophy in England next month. However, veteran opener Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh...