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South Africa v India, 1st T20I, Johannesburg

Bhuvneshwar's strangle does the trick

Feb 19, 2018: The correlation between intent and wickets is low in T20 cricket. It's more about stifling batman and forcing them into low-percentage shots. Bhuvneshwar Kumar knows that; it is what he did in Jo'burg

Sidharth Monga in Johannesburg

South Africa v India, 1st T20I, Johannesburg

Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar give India 1-0 lead

Feb 18, 2018: Shikhar Dhawan's 72 off 39 balls led India to a total of 203, which they defended comfortably thanks to a five-wicket haul from Bhuvneshwar Kumar

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town

South Africa make big strikes after falling for 286

Jan 5, 2018: Cape Town dealt almost exclusively in hair-raising action. The day began with three wickets in the first six overs. And it ended with three more in nine. The fast bowlers, from both teams, had fun

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

India in South Africa 2017-18

Same old attack, all-new challenge

Jan 1, 2018: India have the same set of bowlers that toured South Africa in 2013-14. They have become fitter after the home stretch, but are they equipped to handle pressure of doing everything in tough conditions?

Sidharth Monga

Why Shami and Yadav need to change their line

Dec 12, 2017: They have pace, and while that's refreshing for Indian bowlers, it does not lead automatically to wickets

Sanjay Manjrekar

Sri Lanka in India 2017-18

Bhuvneshwar, Dhawan released from India Test squad

Nov 20, 2017: While Bhuvneshwar Kumar will miss the remainder of the Test series, Shikhar Dhawan will be available for the third Test. The selectors have picked Vijay Shankar as Bhuvneshwar's replacement

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India v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Kanpur

Sustained pressure helps India break pattern

Oct 30, 2017: India's tendency to lose while defending big totals in good batting conditions was halted in Kanpur because of small changes at crucial junctures

Sidharth Monga in Kanpur

Which is India's best fast-bowling pair in ODIs?

Oct 26, 2017: Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah have formed a successful fast-bowling partnership in international cricket, spearheading India's ODI success in recent times. Where do they rank among the best duos in Indian cricket history?

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India v New Zealand, 2nd ODI, Pune

NZ stifled by Bhuvneshwar's quietly effective brilliance

Oct 26, 2017: Bhuvneshwar Kumar's variations and control gave India wickets at key times, and highlighted his own growth as the leader of India's pace pack

Vishal Dikshit in Pune

New Zealand in India 2017-18

Rotation deepening India's bowling pool

Oct 24, 2017: India's policy of resting and rotating their bowlers over the last few months has helped them build a broad collection of quicks and spinners for different formats, keeping them match-fit while ensuring no one has been overburdened

Vishal Dikshit

Australia in India 2017

Missing pieces gradually fall into place for India

Oct 2, 2017: A finisher, two wristspinners and four quality seamers are filling the gaps in India's ODI resources, allowing the team greater flexibility in strategy and more belief in their depth

Alagappan Muthu

India v Australia, 2nd ODI, Kolkata

Unrelenting bowling line-up offers India fresh edge

Sep 21, 2017: With a genuine swing bowler, a tearaway quick with an unusual action, two wristspinners and a hit-the-deck allrounder, India no longer fade away after a spearhead finishes his spell

Alagappan Muthu in Kolkata

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd ODI, Pallekele

Wanted to play Dananjaya as someone who bowls googlies - Bhuvneshwar

Aug 25, 2017: Bhuvneshwar Kumar revealed that he was especially mindful of Dananjaya's incoming delivery and walked in with a plan to counter it, after hauling India to an improbable win in the second ODI

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd ODI, Pallekele

Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar trump Dananjaya's 6 for 54

Aug 24, 2017: Bhuvneshwar Kumar and MS Dhoni added an unbroken 100, an Indian record for the eighth wicket, to turn the tables on Sri Lanka and lead India to a three-wicket win

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

Champions Trophy 2017

Champions Trophy XI: Captain Sarfraz pips Kohli, Tamim in at No. 3

Jun 19, 2017: India and Pakistan's best performers occupy seven of the eleven slots, while Kane Williamson is the only one from outside the semi-finalists

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Champions Trophy 2017

India plug big hole, but other leaks open up

Jun 19, 2017: Never before have India's quicks done as well as they did at the Champions Trophy. While that is cause to celebrate, the middle-order and spin departments prompt questions

Sidharth Monga

Champions Trophy 2017

India quicks follow Kumble's lines

Jun 13, 2017: They came to England and were quite surprised by the lack of swing and seam. But to their credit, they have adjusted well enough to be in the semi-finals

Nagraj Gollapudi

India v South Africa, Champions Trophy, Group B, The Oval

Meticulous Bhuvneshwar sends South Africa packing

Jun 11, 2017: Bhuvneshwar Kumar sent down an opening spell in which he gave nothing away to send South Africa into a shell they never recovered from

Akshay Gopalakrishnan

'Eighty per cent of whatever I have learnt is by watching other fast bowlers'

May 26, 2017: Bhuvneshwar Kumar talks swing, pace, knuckleballs, death bowling and how to counter MS Dhoni

Interview by Arun Venugopal

IPL 2017

ESPNcricinfo's team of the 2017 IPL season

May 22, 2017: The bowling attack was pretty straightforward, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar leading the way, but the batting order has a few surprise entries

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