BHUVNESHWAR KUMAR

  • Sunil Gavaskar blasts Indian bowlers, wants Ishant out of team 1 week ago

    Brisbane: Once again slamming the Indian bowlers for their poor showing in Australian conditions ahead of the World Cup, former captain Sunil Gavaskar said that the bowlers have learnt nothing from their past experiences on foreign tours. After failing to take 20 wickets in the 2-0 Test series defeat against Australia,...
  • Indian bowlers face burnout ahead of World Cup 2015 January 20, 2015

    Of late, Indian bowlers have had to face some stick justifiably, but more often sheer overwork for a long period of time seemed to have weariness and fatigue setting in. Let us see their workload. In 2014, India had played a diverse five-Test series against England, followed by five ODIs and a...
  • Bowlers, Dhawan under the scanner as India battle England January 19, 2015

    India, with all the trash talk that is going around about their bowling, did reasonably well at the fag end of the match, taking it to the second last over when the match should have been over well before that, considering the start they got. But given our track record...
  • Indian bowlers impressed but worries remain January 19, 2015

    MS Dhoni will have to dig deep to tidy things up on India's bowling front after Sunday's defeat to Australia in the Carlton Mid Tri-series highlighted white-ball worries. India's bowlers first faltered and then regrouped to stage recovery, but left it too late to get back in contention for a win...
  • MS Dhoni attributes lacklustre new ball bowling for India's loss January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday conceded that his side lost the plot in the early overs with new ball bowlers failing to make a mark in their tense four-wicket loss against Australia in their cricket tri-series match here. "It was a good match overall and Mitchell Starc (6/43)...
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissal raises DRS question again January 9, 2015

    Sydney: The absence of the Decision Review System (DRS) may be a talking point in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy series, but India's continued refusal of its use was partially vindicated when lower-order batsman Bhuvneshwar Kumar was controversially adjudged out in the fourth Test on Friday. Kumar was batting on 30 on...
  • Australia expose India's bowling incompetence ahead of World Cup January 9, 2015

    251 for 6 in 40 overs - a run-rate of 6.28 per over. We are not talking about an ODI here. It's Australia's scorecard from day four of the Sydney Test, where India's bowling incompetence has now put serious question marks over their World Cup hopes. They have done what they...
  • India need to sort out their bowling combinations and resources January 8, 2015

    There weren't any major surprises when India's selectors announced the 15-man squad, which will try to defend the ICC Cricket World Cup it won at home four years ago. When it comes to the selection of a team for a tournament such as the ICC Cricket World Cup, there are...
  • Bhuvneshwar likely to return for Boxing Day Test against Australia December 23, 2014

    Melbourne: India have got a major boost ahead of the third Test as Bhuvneshwar Kumar in all likelihood will feature in India's Test XI at the MCG. Bhuvneshwar, who was nursing a left ankle injury that forced his exclusion from the first two Tests, on Tuesday was seen batting without any...
  • 2nd Test: MS Dhoni returns as India plot Gabba heist December 16, 2014

    It will be a huge ask for Team India to pull themselves out of the painful Adelaide thoughts, but international sport is as much about getting back on your feet as it is about maintaining a stranglehold. A defeat in the final session of a Test is always painful and the...
  • Dhawal Kulkarni flying to Australia as cover for injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar December 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai pace spearhead Dhawal Kulkarni is being sent to Australia on an urgent basis as replacement for injured Indian seamer Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, according to Cricket Board secretary Sanjay Patel. "Dhawal will be flying to Australia on Saturday and we are in the process of getting his visa done. He is...
  • MS Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar slip a place in ICC rankings December 2, 2014

    Dubai: Virat Kohli remains second in the latest ICC ODI batsmen rankings while captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has slipped a place to be ninth as India maintain second spot in the team standings. Medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has dropped a place to be eighth in the bowlers' rankings while left-arm spinner...
  • Tour Game: India allay bowling worries by knocking over CA XI November 24, 2014

    Not usually do you see Indians high-fiving on the opening day of a cricket tour to Australia. But the Gliderol Stadium in Adelaide saw that, as Indian bowlers left Monday morning blues in bed and turned up for work in style. In an ideal scenario, India would have wanted their batsmen...
  • Kohli remains No. 2 ODI batsman, Bhuvneshwar moves up to seventh November 24, 2014

    Dubai: Top India batsman Virat Kohli has maintained his second position in the latest ICC batsmen rankings while medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has moved up a place to be seventh in the bowlers' standings. AB de Villiers has strengthened his grip on the number-one batting ranking by extending his advantage of...
  • Dilip Vengsarkar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rohit Sharma receive BCCI Awards November 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Former captain Dilip Vengsarkar on Friday received the prestigious BCCI-instituted Col. C K Nayudu Lifetime achievement award for his contribution to Indian cricket. The 58-year-old Vengsarkar played 116 Test matches after coming into national prominence with a belligerent hundred for Mumbai against the Rest of India in the Irani...
  • India's pace attack problems thing of the past, feels Sanjay Bangar November 15, 2014

    Pace attack may be seen as India's perennial problem overseas but it would be a thing of past come Australia series beginning next month, feels assistant coach Sanjay Bangar. With Umesh Yadav coming back into rhythm and Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami already in the thick of things, Bangar on Saturday...
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar wins ICC People's Choice Award November 5, 2014

    India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has won this year's People's Choice Award. He now becomes only the fourth cricketer to win this coveted prize after Sachin Tendulkar, who was the first-ever recipient in 2010, Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, who won it in 2011 and 2012, and India captain Mahendra Singh...
  • Bhuvneshwar leads India's challenge in ICC People's Choice Award October 28, 2014

    Fans get to vote for this award, which this year includes five nominations, including Indian fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar. ...
  • Virat Kohli climbs to 2nd, Bhuvneshwar in top 10 of ICC ODI rankings October 20, 2014

    Dubai: Benefitting from his return to form in the abruptly-ended West Indies series, Indian batsman Virat Kohli claimed number two slot in the ICC rankings while swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar broke into top-10 for the first time in his career. Kohli scored 191 runs, including 127 in the final match, in...
  • Bhuvneshwar among five nominated for ICC People's Choice Award October 8, 2014

    Promising India medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has emerged as one of the five players nominated for the LG People's Choice Award ahead of the ICC annual awards. The 24-year-old bowler from Meerut has had a good run in international cricket in recent times. This year's fifth LG People's Choice Award sees five...
  • India likely to rest key players for the fifth ODI September 3, 2014

    Headingley: After taking an unbeatable 30 lead after the ninewicket win in the fourth ODI against England, India are likely to give a break to many of their key players in the fifth and final match at Leeds, here on Friday. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled 172.5 overs in the five Tests, picking...
  • 4th ODI: Rahane, Dhawan power India to series win against England September 2, 2014

    Ajinkya Rahane's maiden ODI ton and Shikhar Dhawan's unbeaten 97 helped India beat England by nine wickets in the fourth game at Edgbaston in Birmingham. England were restricted to 206 and India have chased it down in 30.3 overs. Dhawan finished the game with a handsome six as India now...
  • 2nd ODI: A cracking win over England need of the hour for India August 27, 2014

    With offfield matters taking precedence over onfield performance, Indian cricket is in need of a cracking show by its team at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Wednesday, where weather permitting the visitors take on England in the second ODI after a washout in the first. India captain...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 1st ODI August 25, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After getting humiliated in the Test series, India would look to redeem their campaign when they take on England in the first onedayer in Bristol. The visitors would be more comfortable in the 50over format after being boosted by fresh...
  • 5th Test: England push India into a corner with 237run lead August 16, 2014

    England's lead swelled to 237 on the second day of the fifth Test against India at The Oval, thanks largely to Joe Root's 92* that further exposed India's lackluster bowling on a track where England bowlers dismissed the visitors for 148. The hosts reached 385 for 7 at stumps with notable...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 4th Test, Day 3 at Old Trafford August 9, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 roundup: Rain and Bhuvneshwar Kumar combined in Manchester on Friday to help India stop England from taking a clear advantage in the fourth Test, which saw the hosts go 85 runs into the lead with four wickets in...
  • 4th Test: England take 85run lead over India on rainmarred Day 2 August 8, 2014

    Rain and Bhuvneshwar Kumar combined in Manchester on Friday to help India stop England from taking a clear advantage in the fourth Test, which saw the hosts go 85 runs into the lead with four wickets in hand at stumps on day two. India struck thrice on the second morning but...
  • 4th Test: India's surrender for 152 gives England control on day one August 7, 2014

    Stuart Broad's sixwicket haul led England's decimation of India, which saw the visitors bundled out for a paltry 152 and hand the hosts a big advantage on the opening day of the fourth Test at Manchester. MS Dhoni's decision to bat despite overcast conditions, which delayed start by 30 minutes due...