World Test Championship: The BCCI has recently announced Team India to travel to England. The names of the players selected by the BCCI weren’t included in the name of fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar. While Bhuvi recently bowled brilliantly in ODIs and T20 series against England. At a similar time, he was very economical in the IPL also . This was the reason that there was a lot of discussion about his name not being included within the team. Bhubaneswar has been struggling with fitness for a long time. Playing less Test matches in recent times has been the reason for not including Bhubaneswar within the Test team against England.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the star fast bowler of the Indian team
India had announced a 20-member Test team for the world Cup Championship final and a five-match Test series against England in August-September. Six fast bowlers are included within the team. the main reason for not including Bhuvneshwar within the team has not been playing in this format for a long time.
Questions raised on Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s fitness
“The selectors feel that Bhubaneswar remains not fit to play within the longer format, especially for the long tour,” the source said. Indian fast bowlers had performed better in recent times. The bowlers also performed well on the tour of Australia. Bhubaneswar has not played a first-class match since January 2018. He last played a test match against South Africa in Johannesburg in January 2018.
After this, Bhubaneswar was selected for the limited-overs format but he wasn’t considered fit for the Test matches. Bhuvneshwar suffered an injury against Chennai Super Kings within the last season of IPL because of which he couldn’t join the tour of Australia.
Great bowling was done against England
Bhuvneshwar made a return to competitive cricket from the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy and therefore the Vijay Hazare Trophy after which he was selected for the limited-overs series against England. He took six wickets in three ODIs. Bhuvneshwar took four wickets within the five-match T20 series against England.