Bhuvneshwar Kumar poses a significant challenge for batsmen, showcasing a remarkable ability to swing the ball adeptly in both directions at a brisk pace. His emergence in the cricketing world began while representing Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket, where his consistent performances quickly caught the attention of the Indian national selectors. Kumar made an immediate impact upon being selected for his one-day international debut in December 2012, claiming a wicket with his very first delivery. His best ODI figures came in a remarkable spell of 4-8 against Sri Lanka in 2013.
Kumar’s journey continued as he made his Test debut against Australia in February 2013, where he displayed his exceptional skills, most notably in a match against England, where he secured an impressive six-wicket haul. Not limited to his prowess with the ball, he has proven to be a valuable contributor to India’s lower order with the bat, exemplified by his unbeaten 63 in a Test match in July 2014. Notably, Kumar also boasts a first-class century to his name, underlining his well-rounded cricketing abilities.