Bhuvneshwar Kumar      

Full name Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh

Born February 5, 1990, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

Current age 24 years 169 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 8 10 2 305 63* 38.12 663 46.00 0 3 43 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 54 78 9 2153 128 31.20 5029 42.81 1 14 278 7 13 0
List A 69 46 19 652 72 24.14 0 2 19 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 8 14 1091 526 20 6/82 6/103 26.30 2.89 54.5 0 2 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 54 95 9524 4403 169 6/77 9/103 26.05 2.77 56.3 6 10 0
List A 69 67 3355 2569 85 4/8 4/8 30.22 4.59 39.4 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 Lord's, Jul 17-21, 2014 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 England v India at Lord's, Jul 17-21, 2014 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 Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad at Kolkata, May 24, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
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
0/22 Sunrisers v KKR Kolkata 24 May 2014 T20
0/36 Sunrisers v Super Kings Ranchi 22 May 2014 T20
2/27 Sunrisers v RCB Hyderabad (Deccan) 20 May 2014 T20
0/37 Sunrisers v KKR Hyderabad (Deccan) 18 May 2014 T20
1/38 Sunrisers v Kings XI Hyderabad (Deccan) 14 May 2014 T20
2/21 Sunrisers v Mum Indians Hyderabad (Deccan) 12 May 2014 T20
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.
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Jul 20, 2014

James Anderson and England were made to toil after lunch, England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day, July 20, 2014

England were made to toil after lunch

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Jul 19, 2014

Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up six wickets, England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day, July 19, 2014

Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up six wickets

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Jul 18, 2014

Bhuvneshwar Kumar in his delivery stride, England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 2nd day, July 18, 2014

Bhuvneshwar Kumar in his delivery stride

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Tournament Results
KKR v Kings XI at Bangalore - Jun 1, 2014
KKR won by 3 wickets
Super Kings v Kings XI at Mumbai - May 30, 2014
Kings XI won by 24 runs
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Mumbai (BS) - May 28, 2014
Super Kings won by 7 wickets
Kings XI v KKR at Kolkata - May 27-28, 2014
KKR won by 28 runs
Mum Indians v Royals at Mumbai - May 25, 2014
Mum Indians won by 5 wickets
Kings XI v Daredevils at Mohali - May 25, 2014
Kings XI won by 7 wickets
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