IND vs WI: Great opportunity for Bhuvneshwar Kumar to show off his skills: Dinesh Karthik

Indian veteran wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik says the upcoming India vs West Indies T20I series is a great opportunity for Bhuvneshwar Kumar to regain his form and show his skills in the game’s shortest format. Bhuvi was considered for the T20I series and was not part of the ODI squad for India.

He made a comeback in the Indian T20I team during the T20 World Cup. Bhuvneshwar was then part of the Indian ODI team which played in South Africa. However, he had a forgetful outing in the series which is why he was dropped for the ODIs against West Indies.

With Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami rested for this series, Bhuvi is India’s oldest bowler in the team. Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel and Mohammad Siraj are the other designers who are part of the T20I team.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar will swing the ball under the light at Eden Gardens: Dinesh Karthik

Bhuvneswar Kumar. Credits: Twitter

Meanwhile, Dinesh Karthik while talking to Cricbuzz said that Bhuvneshwar Kumar can enjoy the conditions at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. He is a natural swing thrower and the ball is expected to move under the lights in the early overs.

“Obviously everyone knows he probably didn’t go as well as you would have liked in the previous series, so this will be a great opportunity for him to show off his skills.

“It’s a good thing that in Kolkata the ball tends to move around. So I think under the lights he’ll be more than happy to swing the ball back and forth and pick up some early wickets,” said Karthik.

Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Image credit: Twitter)

Bhuvi recently played a T20I in Kolkata against New Zealand. He was 0-12 in two overs the last time he bowled at Eden Gardens. He couldn’t complete his quota of overs with the Kiwis who were knocked out in less than 20 overs. Bhuvi will be looking to overcome his uncertain form and return among the wickets in this series.

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