Picture of Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium
Played for:
India, Central Zone, India A, India Blue, Bangalore, Uttar Pradesh, Pune, Hyderabad
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
37
Batting:
0
Bowling:
23
Batting:
0
Bowling:
82
Home country:
India
Born:
February 05, 1990, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

Profile

Not many bowlers begin their career as well as Bhuvneshwar Kumar did for India. He struck in his very first over in both ODIs and T20Is, both against Pakistan in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Another one of Indian cricket's extracts from the state of Uttar Pradesh, his predecessors being Praveen Kumar and RP Singh, Kumar is well renowned for his ability to swing the ball both ways.
 

Bhuvneshwar got his name etched in the history books when he dismissed Sachin Tendulkar for his first first-class duck in Indian domestic cricket. The right-arm medium pacer was playing just his 11th first-class game, then. His career graph took a snake-head climb from there on, turning into a consistent wicket-taker in ODIs.
 

He didn’t get much opportunities in Tests but showed his true skills when he picked up his first five-for in the Nottingham Test in 2014. Another five-for followed in the next Test which India won at Lord’s. He ended up taking 19 wickets in five matches besides scoring 247 runs with the help of three fifties. Things appeared rosy for Bhuvi at that time but soon the pressure of international cricket got to him. He failed to cope up with the extra workload and it started to reflect in his bowling. He struggled and didn’t take wickets as easily as he did before.
 

Consequently, Kumar lost his place in the side as he thrived for extra pace and in the process lost his main weapon, i.e. swing. After beginning with Bangalore and a stint with Pune, it was with Hyderabad franchise in 2014 where he started to get his mojo back. There were talks about him being only a new-ball bowler but he toiled hard to better his bowling with the old ball and came out triumph, acquiring the quality to bowl fast yorkers at the death.
 

In 2016, Kumar led India’s victories in Gros Islet against the West Indies and in Kolkata against New Zealand with five-fors. He once again became an integral part of the Indian cricket team setup and India will hope that he continues his good work ahead.


Fast Facts

  • Highest wicket-taker for Hyderabad in their victorious campaign in 2016
  • Only bowler in world cricket to have his first dismissal in each format of the game as bowled


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 18 23 430 3 21.50 45.84 0 3 63*
ODI 74 35 313 12 13.60 72.62 0 1 53*
T20 18 4 15 2 7.50 100.00 0 0 9
IPL 90 34 158 15 8.31 100.63 0 0 24*
CLT20 1 0 0 - 0.00 0 0
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 18 31 2718 1345 45 6/82 / 29.88 2.96 0 4 0 11
ODI 74 73 3571 2897 79 5/42 / 36.67 4.86 2 1 0 86
T20 18 18 390 444 17 3/9 / 26.11 6.83 0 0 0 18
IPL 90 90 1981 2339 111 5/19 / 21.07 7.08 2 1 0 73
CLT20 1 1 24 31 0 0/31 / - 7.75 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 6 0 0
ODI 20 0 2
T20 3 0 2
IPL 21 0 4
CLT20 1 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2013-2017
 
ODI:
2012-2017
 
T20:
2012-2017
 
IPL:
2011-2017
 
CLT20:
2009-2009
Test
Debut:
India Vs Australia at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - Feb 22, 2013
Last played:
India Vs Australia at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala - Mar 25, 2017
ODI
Debut:
India Vs Pakistan at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - Dec 30, 2012
Last played:
India Vs Australia at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore - Sep 24, 2017
T20
Debut:
India Vs Pakistan at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - Dec 25, 2012
Last played:
India Vs Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo - Sep 06, 2017
IPL
Debut:
Pune Vs Punjab at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - May 08, 2011
Last played:
Hyderabad Vs Kolkata at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - May 17, 2017
CLT20
Debut:
Bangalore Vs Delhi at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka - Oct 17, 2009
Last played:
Bangalore Vs Delhi at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka - Oct 17, 2009
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