T20 World Cup 2022: Former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra believes veteran pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has yet to clinch his spot in India’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 team, and that he will face stiff competition from other pacers.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar had a fantastic run in the just finished five-match T20I series against the South African National Cricket Team, taking six wickets at an economy rate of 6.07 to win Player of the Series.
Ashish Nehra told that Bhuvneshwar should concentrate on his fitness at this point in his career. He also stated that Bhuvneshwar’s spot in the Indian white-ball team is uncertain, and that he will face stiff competition for a World Cup spot from other pacers.
Bhuvneshwar swung the ball in the series, but at this point in his career, what matters most to him is his fitness and the opposition he faces. In white-ball cricket, he isn’t yet a foregone conclusion. He will have stiff competition if you make the World Cup team. Only four bowlers, including Hardik, may be selected for the World Cup.
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Bhuvneshwar regained his confidence back following his stunning performance in the five-match T20I series against South Africa, according to Nehra. He also cited the veteran pacer’s outstanding performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
“Bhuvneshwar has got his confidence back from this series. Even in the IPL, he bowled better than in the past two seasons.” Ashish Nehra said.
He further added. “This is a huge plus for any player because you see in T20s not just at the start, but he also has those slower ones, knuckle balls and even if it’s 130 kmph, Yorkers aren’t easy to hit.”
T20 World Cup 2022: Bhuvneshwar Kumar Name Player Of The Series Against South Africa
‘Player of the Series’ was awarded to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. In the five-match series, which concluded in a 2-2 tie, he had a strike rate of 10.4. In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, Kumar led India’s pace attack against South Africa.
While the rain washed away the 5th T20 match between India and South Africa. The silver lining was Bhuvneshwar Kumar being awarded ‘Player of the Series,’ and what a well-deserved title it is. In the 5-match series that concluded in a 2-2 tie, he had a strike rate of 10.4. And with outstanding efforts, particularly on the powerplay.
In his four-over period in the second match, he removed four South African batters for only 13 runs. He took a wicket in each of the first and third T20Is. Bhuvneshwar Kumar made his India debut against Pakistan in December 2012. He was named Player of the Series for his outstanding performance with the ball for the Men in Blue.
The veteran of 64 T20I matches for India eclipsed former pacers Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma’s record. Their Record of earning the most player of the series accolades as an Indian fast-bowler by winning the best player of the bilateral series award. The tandem has won it three times, and Bhuvi now has four such awards after the SA series.