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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

ESPNcricinfo staff

IPL 2017

Warner, Bhuvneshwar sparkle in solid Sunrisers season

May 18, 2017: A second title in a row proved beyond Sunrisers Hyderabad but, with a well-assembled squad, missing only an elite lower-order hitter, they ended their season with far more positives than negatives

Karthik Krishnaswamy

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2017

Vohra rues near miss after stunning 95

Apr 18, 2017: Kings XI's Manan Vohra said he had to change plans after losing Hashim Amla and Glenn Maxwell early, and was disappointed he couldn't finish it after coming so close

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2017, Hyderabad

Bhuvneshwar keeps his head when others lose it

Apr 17, 2017: Bhuvneshwar Kumar's 5 for 19 overcame a sensational 95 from Manan Vohra

Sidharth Monga

Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2017, Kolkata

KKR top table with Uthappa and spinners

Apr 15, 2017: In an error-strewn match, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav bowled equally immaculate spells, but it was Kolkata Knight Riders who came away with their third win of the season and jumped to the top of the points table

The Report by Deivarayan Muthu

Countdown: 10 days to go

Pulling off the purple cap

Mar 26, 2017: A Pakistan quick with a shuffling action, a slower-ball master and a yorker specialist - there are many ways to top the wicket charts

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v Bangladesh, only Test, Hyderabad, 5th day

Fast bowlers' display bodes well for away Tests - Kohli

Feb 13, 2017: India captain Virat Kohli has said his fast bowlers' performance in the Hyderabad Test has raised his hopes that they can succeed on foreign soil

Mohammad Isam in Hyderabad

India v England, 3rd ODI, Kolkata

Bhuvneshwar not just a new-ball bowler anymore

Jan 21, 2017: Bhuvneshwar Kumar credited the IPL for his ability to execute yorkers in trying conditions and circumstances, a skill that makes him a vital cog in India's bowling line-up

Vishal Dikshit in Kolkata

India v England, 2nd ODI, Cuttack

Bhuvneshwar Kumar stifles England in second ODI

Jan 20, 2017: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, playing his first ODI in a year, produced a match-winning five-over second spell that yielded just 39 runs to help India edge out England by 15 runs in the second ODI in Cuttack on Thursday.

ESPNcricinfo staff

England in India 2016-17

Umpire Reiffel says no to helmet despite head blow

Dec 17, 2016: Umpire Paul Reiffel has dismissed the idea of wearing a helmet while officiating in Test matches, despite suffering a concussion after being hit by a fielder's throw in the fourth Test of the ongoing India-England series

ESPNcricinfo staff

England in India 2016-17

India bring back Bhuvneshwar for last three Tests against England

Nov 22, 2016: India have brought Bhuvneshwar Kumar back into their squad for the last three Tests against England, and dropped Gautam Gambhir

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ranji Trophy 2016-17

Rahul, Bhuvneshwar to play in next round of Ranji matches

Nov 10, 2016: KL Rahul and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will play in the next round of Ranji Trophy matches, with an eye on selection in the India side for the last three Tests against England

Arun Venugopal

India news

Shardul Thakur replaces injured Bhuvneshwar

Oct 5, 2016: A back strain has ruled Bhuvneshwar Kumar out of the third Test between India and New Zealand in Indore

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v New Zealand, 2nd test, Kolkata, 2nd day

New Zealand set back in fading light

Oct 1, 2016: Like in the first Test, rain stalled New Zealand's batting momentum and the middle order bore the brunt of Bhuvneshwar Kumar's nagging accuracy in gloomy conditions in Kolkata

Sidharth Monga in Kolkata

India v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Kolkata, 2nd day

Bhuvneshwar Kumar rattles New Zealand in first innings

Oct 1, 2016: An impeccable line and length and a stoke of luck helped Bhuvneshwar Kumar rattle New Zealand's batting ranks, as he claimed a five-for and restricted the opposition to 128 for 7 at stumps on day two of the second Test being played in Kolkata on Saturday.

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Kolkata, 2nd day

Bhuvneshwar five-for floors NZ in gloom

Oct 1, 2016: Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up 5 for 33 to leave New Zealand at 128 for 7, trailing India by 188 runs at Eden Gardens

The Report by Alagappan Muthu
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