Bhuvneshwar Kumar

India|Bowler
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
INTL CAREER: 2012 - 2022
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Full Name

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh

Born

February 05, 1990, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

Age

32y 244d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Bowler

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.

Bhuvneshwar was one of the lone bright spots in an otherwise wretched tour of England, taking 19 wickets at 26.63, an Indian record for most wickets against England in a Test series. He was dragged down by injury in Australia and played only one game in the 2015 World Cup.
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Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test213733481644636/828/9626.092.9453.1340
ODI121120584749511415/425/4235.115.0841.4410
T20I797816371917855/45/422.557.0219.2320
FC701231239357852186/779/10326.532.8056.89120
List A168165814465832085/425/4231.644.8439.1610
T20241240525162832515/45/425.037.1720.9530
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test2129455263*22.08122545.060377180
ODI121551655253*14.1574773.8901468290
T20I79191162167.758771.260000110
FC7010111243312827.03569142.751143148180
List A168923311987220.3003420
T20241854538624*9.6542191.6800276470
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India's players celebrate with the series trophy
Bhuvneshwar Kumar celebrates after picking up Cameron Green
Rohit Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the thick of it
Virat Kohli and Bhuvneshwar Kumar share a light moment as Paras Mhambrey watches on
Virat Kohli and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the stars of India's victory
Bhuvneshwar Kumar celebrates Rahmanullah Gurbaz's wicket