Bhuvneshwar Kumar is not included in the Test series in October
Senior swing pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is ruled out from the Test series against South Africa in October. The pacer sustained a hamstring injury from his last match against West Indies. During India’s recently-concluded West Indies tour, Kumar pulled a hamstring that caused him to be excluded in the Test matches.
Kumar’s injuries have been on and off. During the 2019 World Cup, he had to be excluded in a few matches after he sustained an injury when bowled in a match against Pakistan.
India head coach Ravi Shastri confirmed that the pacer will only be selected for One-day Internationals. The coach said that it's not going to be a problem because the team has plenty of options in the bowling department.
‘There is Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma. How you look after each one of them is very important. Then we have Umesh Yadav, and Navdeep Saini is in the line for Tests. As far as white-ball cricket is concerned, you have Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed in the wings. You got Deepak Chahar who has done so well’, said coach Shastri.
India cricket team will play three Tests in October. The accumulated scores from the Tests are included in the World Test Championship.
Kumar is a right-arm seam bowler for India cricket team. He has bowled 5500 balls in 85 matches. His debut in Test format was in 2013 where he claimed 6 wickets in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
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