A 20-member squad has been announced for the World Test Championship Final and the five-Test series against India (India vs England). This team does not include Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Mumbai, 8am: Team India’s selection committee has selected a 20-member squad for the World Test Championship Final and the five-Test series against England (India vs England). Mohammad Shami, Ravindra Jadeja and Hanuma Vihari have returned to the squad after injuries. But a decision of the selection committee has shocked everyone. Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar did not get a chance in this team. Bhuvneshwar is currently fit and had done well in the ODI and T20 series against England.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is a great swing bowler and has always done well in England. It has good line and length with in swing and out swing. G appears in this team only in the bowling of Bumrah and Shami.
Bhubaneswar’s record in England
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken 19 wickets in 5 matches in England. He has also taken 6 wickets for 82 runs in an innings. In the recent ODI and T20 series against England, Bhuvneshwar had done well while other bowlers were proving to be expensive.
In the ODI series, Bhuvneshwar had taken 6 wickets in 3 matches and 4 wickets in 5 T20 matches. Its economy rate was also good. Despite all these achievements, the selection committee of Team India has ignored him.
Indian team: Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, Washington Sungar, Jaspreet Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav
Standby players: Abhimanyu Iswaran, famous Krishna, Avesh Khan, Arjhan Nagwaswala