Bhuvneshwar Kumar Is On The Verge Of Setting A New T20I Record In India vs. South Africa
IND vs SA: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who shone with the ball for India against South Africa in the second T20I, is on the verge of setting a new T20I record.
South Africa has dominated India in the first two games of their five-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series at home. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, despite the losses, has been a standout performer. After injuries threatened to wreck his career, the Indian fast bowler appears to have regained his mojo. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was particularly impressive in the second T20I in Cuttack, as he took four wickets for 13 runs in four overs to keep India in contention.
Three of Bhuvneshwar four wickets came in the powerplay overs at the Barabati Stadium. Tying him with West Indies’ Samuel Badree and New Zealand’s Tim Southee for the most wickets taken in T20I powerplay overs.
So, In 59 games, the Indian pacer has claimed 33 wickets in the powerplay at an incredible economy rate of 5.66.
So, On Tuesday, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will get the opportunity to seize the lead in the third T20I between India. And South Africa at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.
India is in a must-win situation in Vizag, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be trying to repeat his heroics from the last game. Other bowlers, on the other hand, would have to back up Bhuvneshwar, something that cost India dearly in Cuttack.
India has a few bench possibilities, and it will be intriguing to see if they are given a chance. So, Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik have yet to be seen in India, but one or both of them could make their debut in Visakhapatnam.
Axar Patel has struggled with both the bat and the ball and may be forced to sit out. Despite being economical, Avesh Khan has not taken a single wicket in the first two T20Is.