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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:
98
Bowling:
47
Batting:
0
Bowling:
19
Batting:
0
Bowling:
51
Home country:
India
Born:
February 05, 1990, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Profile

Bhuvneshwar Kumar 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.

Another one of Indian crickets extracts from the state of Uttar Pradesh, his predecessors being Praveen Kumar and RP Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is primarily known for his sharp in-swing and his ability to move the ball slightly away. Bhuvneshwar has been a consistent performer at the state level and also did well for his state's U19 side for two seasons, where he was preferred with the new ball ahead of either RP Singh or Praveen Kumar. Soon, he became a part of the UP senior side. He also came in handy with the bat, shedding himself off the "tail-ender" tag.

Bhuvneshwar was picked by the Bangalore franchise in the Indian T20 League and represented the team for the first three seasons. In 2011, he was signed by Pune where he played more games than he did for Bangalore. Owing to some impressive performances in the domestic circuit, Bhuvneshwar was handed a national call-up when he was included in India's T20I squad against Pakistan. It was a fruitful debut, as he picked 3 wickets in his maiden international outing. His career graph took a snake-head climb from there on, turning into a consistent wicket-taker in ODIs. In his first Test series, against Australia, Kumar's new ball exploits helped India to their first clean sweep in a four-match Test series.

Road after that in Test cricket as well as ODIs was not as smooth as he expected. He struggled in the home Test series against West Indies and later was not included in the starting eleven on the tours of South Africa and New Zealand. But he bowled extremely well in the World T20 giving India many economical starts. Bhuvneshwar was bagged by Hyderabad team for Rs. 4.25 crores in the seventh season of Indian T20 League.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 12 18 393 3 26.20 46.61 0 3 63*
ODI 45 22 161 5 9.47 80.50 0 0 31
T20 9 2 6 2 - 85.71 0 0 6*
IPL 59 24 111 12 9.25 88.09 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 12 20 1913 1015 29 6/82 / 35.00 3.18 0 2 0 9
ODI 45 45 2197 1691 46 4/8 / 36.76 4.61 1 0 0 42
T20 9 9 186 193 11 3/9 / 17.54 6.22 0 0 0 8
IPL 59 59 1271 1480 62 4/14 / 23.87 6.98 1 0 0 45
CLT20 1 1 24 31 0 0/31 / - 7.75 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 4 0 0
ODI 15 0 1
T20 2 0 1
IPL 11 0 2
CLT20 1 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2013-2015
 
ODI:
2012-2015
 
T20:
2012-2014
 
IPL:
2011-2015
 
CLT20:
2009-2009
Test
Debut:
India Vs Australia at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - Feb 22, 2013
Last played:
India Vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Jan 06, 2015
ODI
Debut:
India Vs Pakistan at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - Dec 30, 2012
Last played:
India Vs United Arab Emirates at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth - Feb 28, 2015
T20
Debut:
India Vs Pakistan at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - Dec 25, 2012
Last played:
India Vs Sri Lanka at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Apr 06, 2014
IPL
Debut:
Pune Vs Punjab at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - May 08, 2011
Last played:
Hyderabad Vs Mumbai at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - May 17, 2015
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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