Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s Test Future to be decided post T20 World Cup

After the injuries suffered by three Indian cricketers, there was speculation that Bhuvneshwar Kumar may be joining the Virat Kohli-led Indian team in the UK. It doesn’t look like it. Kumar, who hasn’t played cricket in the last few years because of injuries.

According to reports, the call for the pacer’s test future will be made after the T20 World Cup. This would allow him time to play 3-4 First-Class games. The BCCI is not going to push him.

Bhuvneshwar was present at the board’s meeting. He will not be forced to play Test cricket before the T20 World Cup. He must first play at least three to four First-Class matches. He has not played the longer format for more than three years. “He could collapse if suddenly he returns to Test cricket,” a BCCI official said.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar K Kumar is India’s top-ranked bowler according to the ICC T20I Rankings

Bhuvneshwar, India’s white-ball pacer, has been ranked the highest in T20 international cricket. Bhuvneshwar is an experienced pacer who can swing it both ways with the new limited-overs ball. 

The 31-year-old has risen to 16th in the newly released standings. Bhuvneshwar was awarded the man of the match award in the T20I against Sri Lanka. He finished with figures 3.4-0-22-4. The Meerut-born seamer was rehabilitated from a poor ODI series to put on a solid performance. India took a slight lead of 164 with Kumar’s T20 best performances.

Kumar had been a remarkable player in the home series against England before the T20 series in Sri Lanka.. The right-arm seamer was efficient for most of the match, helping England win in a high-scoring rubber. Krunal Pandya’s positive COVID-19 on Tuesday forced two final T20Is to reschedule.

Yuzvendra Chhal, apart from Bhuvneshwar Kul, has risen in the ICC rankings.

Apart from India’s vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kam, Yuzvendra Chahal, a leg-spinner, has also risen in the rankings. The Haryana-born leggie holds the 21st position with 551 rating points. 

India’s first T20 saw him deliver a pathetic spell of 4-0-19-1, which helped control the runs. Deepak Chahar, Kumar’s new ball bowling partner, has also risen to the 34th position in the standings. In the T20I, he took a few wickets.

IPL 2021: CSK skipper MS Dhoni has a new hairstyle

Dhoni, former captain of India cricket team, has been photographed with a new haircut, and it has caused a split in his fan base. Some find the style cute, while others think it could be better.

Aalim Hakim shared photos of the former skipper on his official Instagram account.”Legend Dhoni Sport A Dashing Look I thoroughly enjoyed this haircut and beard for Mahendra Singh Dhoni.”Aalim wrote this while sharing photos with Dhoni.

IPL 2021: CSK skipper MS Dhoni gets a new haircut that sends fans into a frenzy

Earlier Tuesday, the former skipper was in the spotlight when his photos in a retro jersey went viral following an advertisement shoot. Farah Khan, a filmmaker, directed Dhoni to make an advertisement. The pictures were immediately shared on social media, and the excitement was overwhelming.

Farah uploaded a photo to Instagram with Dhoni, showing him wearing the jersey.

She also disclosed that Dhoni took photos with all the people at the shoot, from her to spot guys.

Dhoni announced his retirement from cricket last year back in August. Ranchi’s boy, Dhoni, made his ODI debut back in 2004. His calm demeanor and sharp understanding of the game, combined with his leadership skills, changed the face of Indian cricket.

When the UAE leg (IPL) resumes in September, the skipper of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be back in action. CSK will face the Mumbai Indians in the first match on September 19.

IPL 2021: Five things Mumbai Indians must do in IPL Phase 2

Mumbai Indians are the most successful team in IPL history, having won five titles. Although they are known for slow starts, MI is becoming the team to beat as they gain speed. 

The IPL 2021 Rohit Sharma-led MI side was slow to start. They will now have to face phase 2 and attempt to overcome some of their issues. Hardik Pandya, who was not in the form during the first phase, is now out of form, and Kieron Pollard is currently recovering. Rohit Sharma, MI’s cricket captain, hasn’t played much T20 cricket since IPL 2021 Phase 1. His form will be crucial for Mumbai Indians.

Hardik Pandya is out of form

Hardik Pandya suffered a terrible IPL 2021 Phase 1 performance, scoring only 52 runs in seven games. He didn’t bowl in the first phase because he was still recovering from a back injury. He is still trying to get back to his old form now that he has healed from the injury.

He was unable to deliver with the bat and bowl in the ongoing India vs. SL limited-overs series. Hardik’s form, which is crucial for MI, is vital as he brings the needed balance to the team through his all-around skills.

Recovering Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard is a vital clog in the Mumbai Indians’ wheel. He has been the middle man for Mumbai over the years. He was not in his best form during the IPL 2021’s first phase. He was injured just before phase 2 and is currently recovering from the hamstring injury he sustained against Australia.

Rohit Sharma’s form

Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indian skipper, has scored 250 runs in seven matches with one fifty. He hasn’t been able to score big for MI in a while. He will be looking to regain his form in phase 2 and defend the title for MI. Sharma will also be looking ahead to the ICC T20 World Cup, which is right around the corner.

Out of touch, middle-order

In the past few seasons, Mumbai Indians has been an unbeatable team. Their Indian core in the middle rank is Mumbai’s greatest strength. Suryakumar Yadav is the only player who has not shown any signs of form in IPL 2021. Hardik is not in form, Ishan Kiran was out of touch during the first phase, and Krunal Pandya failed to perform in IPL 2021’s batting. MI’s powerful middle-order must shine if it wants to defend its title.

Insufficient experience as an all-rounder

The Mumbai Indians have one of the most talented all-rounders. From the Pandya brothers to Pollard and Nathan Coulter -Nile. All these great all-rounders have fallen out of form, and the next generation of all-rounders will not have as much experience. 

Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar, and Arjun Tendulkar, both of whom came to the MI side after an excellent performance in U-19 cricket, have minimal experience. Marco only played two matches in the first phase, where he was unable to take wickets. Arjun has yet to win his maiden IPL title.

Title: Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s Test Future to be decided post T20 World Cup

Posted On: 25/07/2021

Author: Tony Willets