Bhuvneshwar Kumar      

Full name Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh

Born February 5, 1990, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

Current age 24 years 208 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 11 16 2 343 63* 24.50 738 46.47 0 3 51 0 4 0
ODIs 37 17 5 135 31 11.25 167 80.83 0 0 15 1 13 0
T20Is 9 2 2 6 6* - 7 85.71 0 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 57 84 9 2191 128 29.21 5104 42.92 1 14 286 7 13 0
List A 71 46 19 652 72 24.14 0 2 20 0
Twenty20 64 28 14 147 24* 10.50 167 88.02 0 0 11 2 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 18 1661 847 28 6/82 6/103 30.25 3.05 59.3 0 2 0
ODIs 37 37 1838 1456 39 4/8 4/8 37.33 4.75 47.1 1 0 0
T20Is 9 9 186 193 11 3/9 3/9 17.54 6.22 16.9 0 0 0
First-class 57 99 10094 4724 177 6/77 9/103 26.68 2.80 57.0 6 10 0
List A 71 69 3445 2644 87 4/8 4/8 30.39 4.60 39.5 3 0 0
Twenty20 64 64 1367 1538 62 4/14 4/14 24.80 6.75 22.0 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Chennai, Feb 22-26, 2013 scorecard
Last Test England v India at The Oval, Aug 15-17, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Pakistan at Chennai, Dec 30, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI England v India at Nottingham, Aug 30, 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 England v India at The Oval, Aug 15-17, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Rajasthan v Uttar Pradesh at Kanpur, Feb 26, 2008 scorecard
Last List A England v India at Nottingham, Aug 30, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils at Bangalore, Oct 17, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad at Kolkata, May 24, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/45 India v England Nottingham 30 Aug 2014 ODI # 3520
1/30 India v England Cardiff 27 Aug 2014 ODI # 3517
1/7 Indians v Middlesex Lord's 22 Aug 2014 Other OD
5, 1/86, 4 India v England The Oval 15 Aug 2014 Test # 2137
0, 3/75, 10 India v England Manchester 7 Aug 2014 Test # 2134
3/101, 19, 1/59, 0 India v England Southampton 27 Jul 2014 Test # 2132
36, 6/82, 52, 0/21 India v England Lord's 17 Jul 2014 Test # 2130
58, 5/82, 63* India v England Nottingham 9 Jul 2014 Test # 2128
0/24, 1/5 Indians v Derbyshire Derby 1 Jul 2014 Other
0/46 Indians v Leics Leicester 26 Jun 2014 Other
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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Aug 16, 2014

Bhuvneshwar Kumar strangled Chris Woakes down the leg side, England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day, August 16, 2014

Bhuvneshwar Kumar strangled Chris Woakes down the leg side

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Aug 15, 2014

Bhuvneshwar Kumar had a good leg before appeal against Alastair Cook struck down, England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 1st day, August 15, 2014

Bhuvneshwar Kumar had a good leg before appeal against Alastair Cook struck down

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Aug 8, 2014

Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck twice on the second morning, England v India, 4th Test, Old Trafford, 2nd day, August 8, 2014

Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck twice on the second morning

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Tour Results
India v Pakistan at Delhi - Jan 6, 2013
India won by 10 runs
India v Pakistan at Kolkata - Jan 3, 2013
Pakistan won by 85 runs
India v Pakistan at Chennai - Dec 30, 2012
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
India v Pakistan at Ahmedabad - Dec 28, 2012
India won by 11 runs
India v Pakistan at Bangalore - Dec 25, 2012
Pakistan won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
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