Bhuvneshwar Kumar Stats and Records: A Look at Profile of Indian Team Pacer Ahead of IND vs SA ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar made a stellar debut in the Indian cricket team when he first played for the Men in Blue in 2012. His talent to swing the ball both ways earned him accolades from the fraternity. However, despite his immense talent and being a reliable lower-order contributor, Bhuvneshwar Kumar wasn’t a regular player in the side until the completion of ICC World Cup 2015. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule: Full Timetable Including Team India’s Fixtures, Venue and Match Timings.

In the number of limited opportunities that he has been given, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has returned with splendid results. In ICC Champions Trophy 2013 and ICC World Cup 2015, he played only a handful of matches. However, it was in 2017 ICC Champions Trophy that he was spearheading the bowling attack. Here’s a look at the numbers, statistics, and other facts about Bhuvneshwar Kumar in all ICC tournaments combined, below. Team India at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Squad, Player Profiles of India National Cricket Team for CWC19.

Bhuvenshwar Kumar ODI Record in all ICC Tournaments before ICC World Cup 2019:

Matches Runs Highest Bat Avg. Wickets BBI 5WI Bowl Avg.
11 2 1* - 14 2/19 0 25.21

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Even in ICC World Cup 2015, Bhuvneshwar Kumar got to play a sole game against United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), where Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, and Mohit Sharma were leading the pace attack. Here’s a look at the stats in the only World Cup match (and) tournament that he has featured in.

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar ODI Record in ICC World Cup before ICC World Cup 2019:

Matches Runs Highest Bat Avg. Wickets BBI 5WI Bowl Avg.
1 - - - 1 1/19 0 19.00

 

Even with the limited number of games he has got to play for India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has played a fair number of matches in England – host of ICC World Cup 2019. His numbers might not justify how crucial his contributions have been for the team, but his disciplined bowling with the new ball is something to drool over. Here’s a glance at the number of matches and its stats in which Bhuvneshwar has played in ODI matches in England.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar ODI Record in England before ICC World Cup 2019:

Matches Runs Highest Bat Avg. Wickets BBI 5WI Bowl Avg.
15 24 21 12.00 18 2/14 0 28.72

 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has become an integral part of the Indian bowling unit, so much so that he and Jasprit Bumrah are on the same pedestal heading into the World Cup 2019. With not much experience of playing in the World Cup, it will be interesting to see how does Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2.0 absorbs the pressure and delivers in crucial situations. It is nothing new that he hasn’t done in the past, but World Cup is a different game altogether. Here’s a quick look at Bhuvneshwar’s ODI figures as he readies himself for the 2019 World Cup.

 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Overall ODI Record before ICC World Cup 2019:

Matches Runs Highest Bat Avg. Wickets BBI 4WI Bowl Avg.
105 523 53* 15.38 118 5/42 3 35.66

 

An experienced and much-improved bowler, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be eyeing to play a crucial role in India’s campaign this time around. With the ability that he possesses, England seems to be the best place where he can express himself the most. How much will he be able to do, will determine much of India’s chances in the World Cup! Stay tuned to LatestLY for all the latest news and updates about 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.