Bhuvneshwar Kumar Cricketer Profile – Age, Achievements, Career, Stats & More

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar rose to fame in 2012 when he made his debut at Bengaluru’s Chinnaswamy Stadium, zipping the white Kookaburra all over the Pakistani batsmen. Kumar was born in Meerut, the home of the SG ball. In batting-friendly circumstances, a display of nagging swing bowling in the shortest edition of the game was a perfect approach to bring the attention of the rest of the globe to this young talent.

Basic Information About Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Full Name Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh
Age 31 years
Born In Meerut, India
Bat Style Right-handed bat
Bowl Style Fast bowling
Nationality Indian
Birth Date 5th Feb 1990
Height 1.8 m
Spouse Nupur Nagar
Net Worth $9 million
Teams India national cricket team, Uttar Pradesh cricket team, Sunrisers Hyderabad

 

Career Details

With the country lacking in outstanding fast-bowling and Bhuvneshwar Kumar making the typically unresponsive white Kookaburra talk in a high-pressure game against Pakistan, Bhuvneshwar was given the nod by the selectors for the Chennai Test against Australia in 2013. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was chosen to the Champions Trophy ODI team in 2013. Later, he was chosen for the tri-nation competition, where he scored a new career-high of 4-8 against Sri Lanka. He was given the nickname “Man of the Series” after taking the most wickets in the series. He is the main bowler of Sunrisers Hyderabad team in IPL

He stayed in the side for limited-overs matches and toured South Africa and New Zealand, but he suffered as his potential was squandered in his quest for speed. Because of the Dukes’ raised seam, which allowed him to generate incredible movement in the air against the renowned English batting line-up, he fared excellently in the 2014 Test series in England, ending as the series’ leading wicket-taker and earning a position on the Lord’s honour board. With three fifties in the series, he put on a very impressive showing with the bat. After finishing the home series against the West Indies in 2014, the selectors rested him for the Sri Lanka series.

Kumar plays cricket for the Uttar Pradesh squad. He has also played in the Duleep Trophy for Central Zone. With Bengal as his opponent, Kumar debuted in first-class cricket at the age of 17.

When he faced North Zone in the second semi-final, Kumar grabbed one wicket with a strike rate of 3.03. His 128 off 312 balls surpassed all of his colleagues’ scores, and he was able to form a partnership with four other batters. As a result, he was named the match’s Man of the Match. First-class cricket’s greatest batsman Sachin Tendulkar was bowled out for a duck by him in the 2008/09 Ranji Trophy final.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Cricket Batting Stats

  • For Test matches, he has played 29 matches, in which he has batted 37 Innings and recorded 4 Not Outs. He has 1644 runs, with the highest score being 64 and a batting average of 22.8%. Kumar has a strike rate of 53.10%
  • For ODI matches, Kumar has played 119 matches, making innings of 118 with the number of Not Outs 16. He has a record of 6109 runs, with the highest score being 133 and an average of 51. 34. His strike rate is126.31.
  • In the T20I matches, Root has played in 32 matches, has 30 innings, and five numbers of Not Outs. He has 893 runs, with the highest score being 90 and an average of 35.72. Joe has a strike rate of 35.72.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Cricket Bowling Stats

  • He played 21 test matches and bowled 37 innings, with 3348 balls bowled. He has made 1644 runs, has smashed 63 wickets. Kumar has an average of 26.1% and a strike rate of 51.34%
  • Kumar has 119 matches in ODI, a total of 118 innings. He has bowled 5739 balls and recorded 4820 runs and 141 wickets. Kumar has an average of 34.18% and a strike rate of 40.7%

Career Information

ODI Debut:

On December 30, 2012, he made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Pakistan at MA Chidambaram Stadium. Despite defending a low total, he bowled Mohammed Hafiz out with the first delivery of his first match, and by the conclusion of the innings, he bowled 2 for 27 in 9 overs, including three maidens, for a total of 2 for 27. 

Later in his career, he evolved into a dependable lower-order batsman who assisted India in winning games. He has 118 wickets and a mean of 35.67 in 105 innings despite a run-rate of more than 5 runs per over, including one five-wicket haul. He has 523 runs scored in 49 innings of hitting, including one home run.

IPL Debut:

He began his IPL career with Royal Challengers Bangalore but did not make the starting line-up. In the 2011 IPL player auction, he was signed by Sahara Pune Warriors. After the demise of Sahara Pune Warriors in 2014, he was acquired by Sunrisers Hyderabad. He received the purple cap in 2016 after collecting 23 wickets and aiding his team to triumph in the tournament. 

In 2017, against Kings XI Punjab, he grabbed his first five-wicket haul in the IPL. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was re-signed by Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of the IPL 2018 player auction, and he was later named the club’s vice-captain. He collected 133 wickets in 117 matches at an average of 23.71 runs per over.

T20I Debut:

Bhuvneshwar Kumar made his Twenty20 International debut against Pakistan on December 25, 2012, at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Kumar took 3 wickets for nine runs in four overs with an economy rate of 2.25 percent. In 37 matches, he had the best individual record of 5 for 24, taking 36 wickets at an average of 25.83 and conceding more than seven runs per over.

Test Debut:

On February 22, 2013, he made his Test debut against Australia at MA Chidambaram Stadium. With a 38, he retains the record for the most outstanding debut score by an Indian number ten. In his first Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test series against Australia in 2013, he got six wickets in four matches. 

He bowled 63 wickets at a 26.1 average in 21 matches, with best figures of 6 for 82 in an innings and 8 of 96 in a match. Later in the order, he made numerous vital partnerships and scored 552 runs, including three fifties and a high score of 63.

Reference Resource: 

  1. https://www.cricbuzz.com/profiles/1726/bhuvneshwar-kumar
  2. https://sports.ndtv.com/cricket/players/1250-bhuvneshwar-kumar-playerprofile
  3. https://www.espncricinfo.com/player/bhuvneshwar-kumar-326016 
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