World Cup: Bhuvneshwar Kumar issues warning to rivals

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16 May 2019

Bhuvneshwar Kumar warns his World Cup rivals: Details here

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been India's prime bowler for quite some time now.

With the World Cup 2019 fast approaching, he has set his sights on the title, where he would aim to come up with a lethal performance.

With English conditions known to suit seamers, he would look to make the most of it.

And before the tournament starts, he has warned his rivals.

Variations

Bhuvi claims to have developed 'pace and variations'

Bhuvi claims to have developed 'pace and variations'

Speaking about his form, Bhuvi claimed that he has undergone immense fitness training.

Moreover, he has also developed pace and variations for the World Cup.

He also went on to warn India's rivals that they won't just be relying on their batting, but their bowling would be equally effective this time around.

And they can decimate any batting order on any track.

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Teams should be wary of India's bowling unit

"I agree that pitches in England in the last few years have been flat, but teams will be wary of India's bowling unit since we can be potent both at the start and at the death," Bhuvneshwar told Times of India.

Bowling strength

Bhuvneshwar feels bowling attack has grown from strength to strength

While India might have one of the best bowling attacks in this World Cup, Bhuvi refrained from comparing them with others.

Instead, he feels that their performance on the field would define their attack.

"Our performances over the last few years speak for us. The Indian bowling attack has grown from strength to strength," he voiced.

The edge

Bhuvi could enjoy an edge over Shami

Bhuvi could enjoy an edge over Shami

Bhuvneshwar would be ably supported by another talented pacer, Mohammed Shami.

However, the notable factor that distinguishes both is the experience.

While Bhuvi has played 15 ODIs in England, claiming 18 wickets at an economy of 4.47, Shami has played just four matches.

Meanwhile, Shami too has enjoyed bowling in England, claiming eight wickets at an economy of 4.67.

Neck-to-nek

Bhuvi and Shami have gone neck-to-neck since May 2018

Analyzing their performance further, they have been neck-to-neck since the conclusion of IPL 2018.

Bhuvi has played 19 ODIs, claiming 28 wickets at an economy of 5.10, including a four-wicket haul.

Meanwhile, Shami has played 13 ODIs, claiming 22 wickets at an economy of 5.45.

Given their form, both of them are expected to play an important role in India's campaign.

Lethal Bumrah

Will Bhuvi be able to match Bumrah's lethal form?

Will Bhuvi be able to match Bumrah's lethal form?

Meanwhile, pacer Jasprit Bumrah is ODI's number one bowler at present.

While he does not have enough experience in England, claiming just four wickets from five matches at an economy of 5.00, his performance since IPL 2018 has been phenomenal.

Having claimed 21 wickets from just 12 matches, at an economy of just 4.11, Bhuvneshwar's job will be to aid Bumrah.

Author's take

Bhuvi: A class on his own

Keeping aside the comparisons for a while, Bhuvneshwar is a class performer on any track.

The author strongly feels that while Bumrah may be the number one ODI bowler, conditions in England would suit Bhuvneshwar.

The same could make him the number one bowler of the tournament.

Overall, India are lucky to have three match winning bowlers in their arsenal.

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Bhuvneshwar made his ODI debut in December 2012, against Pakistan.

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Bhuvneshwar is currently 29-year old.

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