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Bhuvneshwar Kumar      

Full name Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh

Born February 5, 1990, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

Current age 24 years 71 days

Major teams India, India A, Pune Warriors, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Uttar Pradesh

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 6 1 96 38 19.20 221 43.43 0 0 13 0 4 0
ODIs 35 17 5 135 31 11.25 167 80.83 0 0 15 1 12 0
T20Is 9 2 2 6 6* - 7 85.71 0 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 52 74 8 1944 128 29.45 4587 42.38 1 11 248 7 13 0
List A 69 46 19 652 72 24.14 0 2 19 0
Twenty20 50 26 13 146 24* 11.23 163 89.57 0 0 11 2 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 11 624 341 9 3/31 3/60 37.88 3.27 69.3 0 0 0
ODIs 35 35 1748 1381 37 4/8 4/8 37.32 4.74 47.2 1 0 0
T20Is 9 9 186 193 11 3/9 3/9 17.54 6.22 16.9 0 0 0
First-class 52 92 9057 4218 158 6/77 9/103 26.69 2.79 57.3 6 8 0
List A 69 67 3355 2569 85 4/8 4/8 30.22 4.59 39.4 3 0 0
Twenty20 50 50 1048 1184 42 3/9 3/9 28.19 6.77 24.9 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Chennai, Feb 22-26, 2013 scorecard
Last Test India v West Indies at Mumbai, Nov 14-16, 2013 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Pakistan at Chennai, Dec 30, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Afghanistan v India at Dhaka, Mar 5, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut India v Pakistan at Bangalore, Dec 25, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I India v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Apr 6, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Bengal v Uttar Pradesh at Kolkata, Dec 17-19, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class India v West Indies at Mumbai, Nov 14-16, 2013 scorecard
List A debut Rajasthan v Uttar Pradesh at Kanpur, Feb 26, 2008 scorecard
Last List A Afghanistan v India at Dhaka, Mar 5, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils at Bangalore, Oct 17, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 India v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Apr 6, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/18 India v Sri Lanka Dhaka 6 Apr 2014 T20I # 400
1/33 India v South Africa Dhaka 4 Apr 2014 T20I # 399
0*, 1/7 India v Australia Dhaka 30 Mar 2014 T20I # 393
1/21 India v Bangladesh Dhaka 28 Mar 2014 T20I # 389
0/3 India v West Indies Dhaka 23 Mar 2014 T20I # 382
1/21 India v Pakistan Dhaka 21 Mar 2014 T20I # 378
1/27 India v England Dhaka 19 Mar 2014 Other T20
0/33, 1* India v Sri Lanka Dhaka 17 Mar 2014 Other T20
0/25 India v Afghanistan Dhaka 5 Mar 2014 ODI # 3483
2/56 India v Pakistan Dhaka 2 Mar 2014 ODI # 3479
Profile

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, like the other wily Kumar, Praveen, comes from Meerut, a northern Indian town known for - among other things - the industrial production of sports goods, most famously those under the brand SG. No wonder then that once thrown the new SG ball, Bhuvneshwar can make it hoop around corners, mostly back into the right-hand batsman but he gets it to hold its line often enough to be a genuine threat. Like the other Kumar, though, Bhuvneshwar operates at a middling pace of early 130s, but India weren't spoilt enough for choices to deny him an international debut season at the age of 22, in late 2012. Bhuvneshwar said a roaring hello to international cricket. In his first international over, he bowled Nasir Jamshed; with his first ODI delivery, he bowled Mohammad Hafeez; and in his first Test series he played a part in India's first whitewash of a four-Test series. Apart from the swing, Bhuvneshwar's control of it and his cricketing smartness stand out. It stood out the time when he, as a 19-year-old, worked Sachin Tendulkar over for his first first-class duck in Indian domestic cricket. The cricketing smartness showed with the bat too when he scored 128 batting at No. 8, winning a Duleep Trophy semi-final in 2012-13, just before his selection for India.
Sidharth Monga

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Apr 4, 2014

Bhuvneshwar Kumar celebrates the wicket of Quinton de Kock, India v South Africa, World T20, semi-final, Mirpur, April 4, 2014

Bhuvneshwar Kumar celebrates the wicket of Quinton de Kock

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Mar 28, 2014

Team-mates congratulate Bhuvneshwar Kumar after Shakib Al Hasan's wicket, Bangladesh v India, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur, March 28, 2014

Team-mates congratulate Bhuvneshwar Kumar after Shakib Al Hasan's wicket

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Mar 23, 2014

Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled an outstanding opening spell,  India v West Indies, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur, March 23, 2014

Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled an outstanding opening spell

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Tournament Results
Lions v Syd Sixers at Johannesburg - Oct 28, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 10 wickets (with 45 balls remaining)
Syd Sixers v Titans at Centurion - Oct 26, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Daredevils v Lions at Durban - Oct 25, 2012
Lions won by 22 runs
Daredevils v Titans at Centurion - Oct 23, 2012
No result (abandoned with a toss)
Auckland v Scorchers at Centurion - Oct 23, 2012
Scorchers won by 16 runs
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