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Crimper Bhuvneshwar KumarIndia’s lackluster performance in finals disrupts India’s T20 plans world Cup
On August 28, when Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 4-26 to play a key role in India’s thrilling five-wicket win over rivals Pakistan at the Asian Cup in Dubai, few thought he was only a month away ahead of their opening game of the T20 World Cup 2022 against the same opponents, India’s only “T20 specialist” bowler would become the source of one of India’s biggest worries.
In three of India’s last four matches, Bhuvneshwar have been knocked out in the penultimate game. Everything he tried – yorker, wide yorker, slower ball, knuckle ball, or bouncer, all failed, as he ended up becoming cannon fodder for batsmen waiting to pounce on his friendly mid beat.


In the Asian Cup Super 4 game, Pakistan needed 26 from 2 overs, when the 32-year-old conceded 19 in the 19th overs, eventually finishing with 0-40 from 4 overs. In India’s next Asian Cup Super 4 match, Sri Lanka needed 21 from 2 overs, when Bhuveshwar went for 14 in the 19th overs. This time the experienced campaigner went for 0-30 in 4 overs. In both games, Arshdeep Singh had the unfair task of defending just 7 in the final which the youngster valiantly attempted.
At Mohali in the first T20I against India on Tuesday night, Australia needed 55 from 4 overs, when Bhuvi was called up. This time, Mathew Wade threw a “party” at his expense, taking 15 points off his 17th and 16 from his 19th. Bhuvneshwar’s numbers made a sad reading -4-0-52-0, the first time he conceded over 50 in a T20I.

Naturally, the batting legend Sunil Gavaskar highlighted Bhuvneshwar’s poor form as an “area of ​​concern” for Team India. “We haven’t really played as well. That’s a real concern. When someone like a Bhuvneshwar Kumar makes so many runs every time, when he’s expected to play well, in 18 deliveries in three matches that India lost to Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia, he gave up 49 points, or almost three points per ball,” Gavaskar told India Today.
“Saying this again, use Bhuvi for only one over in the last 5 overs,” tweeted former all-around India commentator Irfan Pathan.

Point taken. However, the concern here is that if Bhuvneshwar doesn’t have the pace or the tact to survive in the final three overs, then will it be possible for India to use him only in the Powerplay overs?
The problem with India’s current ‘rhythm’ attack, which is in the 15 for the World Cup, is that minus Bumrah there is no ‘rhythm’, unlike in Pakistan, where even the bowlers replacement rapids are in the 140+ range. .


“I think our current bowling offense especially Bhuvneshwar, Harshal and Arshdeep will be hammered in the T20 World Cup in Australia and we won’t win any games. I don’t know why guys like Mohammad Chami (he is part of the reserves of the Indian team of the World Cup), mohamed siraj and Umran Malik have been left out of the World Cup squad. In Australia you need someone who plays above 140mph, which these three men can do, while maintaining precision and swinging the ball,” said the former Indian designer. Karsan Ghavri Tell yourself.

Although his current form may have dropped, there is no doubt that Bhuvneshwar’s fabulous record in T20Is – in 78 matches he took 84 wickets at an average of 22.35, with his save rate being a superb 6.95.


Hence, Bhuvneshwar still has its supporters. “I don’t think anything is wrong with him. Bowling in UAE and India is different from bowling in Australia where he will get a good rebound. He is still a good choice as he is able to take wickets in the first overs, and that’s what India wants. He’s a proven bowler and he has the caliber to bounce back,” said former India point guard Raju Kulkarni.


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