Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has been troubled due to injury for a long time, has returned to Team India some time back and now he has been made the vice-captain of the team on the tour of Sri Lanka.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been made the vice-captain of Team India for the tour of Sri Lanka.
India’s two men’s cricket teams are currently in two different parts of the world. Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, the Test team is frozen in England, while the ODI and T20 teams under the leadership of Shikhar Dhawan have camped in Sri Lanka. Both the teams are going to show their strength in different formats. In Sri Lanka, the team’s action will start first and for this many young players as well as some seniors are also present. Some of these players are also such, who would have been in England at this time in the situation a few years ago. Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the most prominent name in this, who has become the vice-captain for the tour of Sri Lanka. Bhuvneshwar’s return to the Test team has been waiting for a long time, but the fast bowler has made it clear that he does not want to give priority to any one format.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who troubles the batsmen with his swing, is the most suitable bowler for England’s conditions. Despite this, he is not present there for the Test series with the team. The reason is his fitness. Bhuvneshwar played his last Test in the 2018 tour of South Africa and since then he has been out of the team due to injury. He has not played any first class match in almost 3 years and recently made a comeback in the ODI-T20 team. In such a situation, he could not sit in the flight to England.
no preference for any format
Despite this, there has been a constant demand to take Bhuvneshwar to England as he was missed during last month’s World Test Championship final. Bhuvi also wants to return to the Test team, but is not setting any priorities. During the press conference in Colombo, on the question of his return to the Test team, Bhuvneshwar said, “To be honest, there is no priority for me, whether it is red ball cricket (Test match) or white ball (ODI-T20) Why? If I get selected for red ball cricket and I am part of the team, I will definitely try to contribute.”
Not thinking much ahead Bhuvi
Bhuvneshwar also said that he is preparing equally for all formats due to lack of priority. The Indian team has to play Test series against New Zealand and South Africa in addition to the T20 World Cup this year, but Bhuvi made it clear that he is not thinking so far ahead. The fast bowler said, “I am not thinking so far ahead. Certainly not about 18-20 months. I will prepare myself for all these three formats.”
Aim to secure a place for T20 World Cup
At present, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is aiming to secure his place in the team for the ICC T20 World Cup besides winning the team with impressive performances in the ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka. A three-match ODI series is starting between India and Sri Lanka from July 18, after which a three-match T20 series will also be played.
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