Bhuvneshwar Kumar is one of the 15 players who have been named in the India squad to play the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who made his one-day international debut on 30-Dec-12, had played 105 ODI matches until the 2019 World Cup. In the 49 innings he batted in, he had scored a total of 523 runs, having faced 697 balls, at an average of 15.38 and a strike rate of 75.04. He was unbeaten in 15 of those innings. His highest score in an innings was 53*. He had 0 centuries and 1 half-century to his name. In the bowling department, Bhuvneshwar Kumar had bowled 5039 balls and taken 118 wickets while conceding a total of 4209 runs. He had an average of 35.67 and an economy rate of 5.01 His best ODI bowling performance was 5/1.
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls right arm medium fast while bats at lower down the order. He plays domestic cricket for Uttar Pradesh. Bhuvneshwar Kumar made his first-class debut at the age of 17 against Bengal. In the 2008-09 season of Ranji Trophy, he became the first bowler to dismiss Sachin Tendulkar for a duck in first-class cricket. In April 2019, he was named in India's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
He made One Day International (ODI) debut against Pakistan at MA Chidambaram Stadium on December 30, 2012. In his debut match while defending below par total, he removed Mohammed hafiz of the first ball and after the end of innings he had a bowling figure of 2 for 27 in 9 Overs, including three maidens. In later part of his career, he emerged as a good lower order batsman and helped India win matches. Overall, he has taken 118 wickets in 105 matches at an average 35.67 while conceding over five runs per over, including one five-wicket haul. In batting department, he has scored 523 runs in 49 innings, including one fifty.
He started his IPL career with Royal Challengers Bangalore, but not included in a playing eleven. In 2011 IPL players’ auction, Sahara Pune Warriors handed him a contract. After the dissolution of Sahara Pune Warriors, he was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014. He won the purple cap with 23 wickets by his name in 2016 and helped his franchise win the tournament. In 2017, he took his first IPL five-wicket haul while playing against Kings XI Punjab. Bhuvneshwar was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of IPL 2018 players’auction and later named vice-captain of the team. He scalped 133 wickets in 117 matches at an average of 23.71 while conceding 7.24 runs per over.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar made his T20 International debut against Pakistan at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on December 25, 2012. He took 3 wickets for 9 runs in 4 overs in the match with an economy rate of 2.25. Overall, in 37 matches, he took 36 wickets at an average of 25.83, conceding nearly seven runs per over with a best individual figure of 5 for 24.
He made Test debut against Australia at MA Chidambaram Stadium on February 22, 2013. He has the highest score by an Indian number 10 on debut, 38. In his debut Test series, he took 6 wickets in four matches against Australia in the 2013 Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Overall, he took 63 wickets in 21 matches at an average of 26.1 with best bowling figures of 6 for 82 in an innings and 8-96 in a match. He has stitched som crucial partnership lower down the order and went onto score 552 runs with highest score of 63, including three fifties.