Bhuvaneshwar Kumar – The Most Reliable player in the SA Series
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Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is hailed for his swing bowling. He has contributed with the bat when it was most required. In the current ongoing test series against South Africa, Bhuvaneshwar performed exceedingly well in both the tests he played. After putting India in the game with his bowling, the Indian batsman failed miserably. Despite that, Bhuvi’s performance, both with the bat and ball was hailed.
Ishant Sharma came in as replacement to Bhuvaneshwar Kumar for the second test. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is back in the team for the third and final test. Though India has already lost the test series, the bowlers bent their back, restricting the hosts to just 194 runs. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar picked up three key wickets, making in-roads into the South African batting order.
Bhuvi picked up 9 wickets so far in the series. This is also a part of 3 of 4 best partnerships in the innings he has played. His contribution with the bat comes at a time when the top order batsman is failing to even middle the ball.
South Africa deployed Rabada after the first wicket in their 1st innings. He scored 30 vital runs in South Africa’s 1st innings (3rd Test). Maybe, Kohli can also promote Bhuvaneshwar Kumar up the order, not as a night-watchman, but as a batsman.