Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be seen in action for India as the team’s vice-captain of the Men in Blue, when they play in the white bowling series in Sri Lanka from July 18. Former Indian fast bowler Ajit Agarkar feels the UP bowler is adding another dimension to India’s bowling attack.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has struggled with fitness and injuries over the past few years and missed the IPL 2020 and many matches for India, including also getting injured in the 2019 World Cup. Bhuvneshwar could only make his return in March 2021 when he played domestic cricket for Uttar Pradesh and was then at home in the white ball series against England.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was really impressed in the English series with the white ball: Ajit Agarkar
Ajit Agarkar is of the opinion that Bhuvneshwar Kumar was a bit tentative with his return to international cricket against England, as he had to suffer a long injury and said that a fast bowler can only ‘go flat’ if he is in the best fitness .
“Bhuvi really impressed with the white ball in the English series. It happens, if you have been injured for a long time, you would start for the time being. Although he did not pick as many wickets in the IPL, he has the talent. He gives another dimension to your attack, “ says Agarkar during his interaction with the journalists on a virtual computer on behalf of Sony Sports Network.
Agarkar further said Bhuvneshwar’s ability to swing the new ball and then come back to death to bowl yorkers offers India an added advantage.
‘One thing I would look at is his fitness. Sometimes you just know if the man is confident or not. And as soon as he is confident, he will go flat; I will look forward to it. He offers something else. There are other guys who have come, but the experience he has, Bhuvi will be extremely helpful if he can keep himself fit, ‘ Agarkar mean.
The three one-day matches between India and Sri Lanka will be played on 18, 20 and 23 July. The three T20Is will be presented on 25, 27 and 29 July. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo is hosting all six matches.