Gautam Gambhir showered huge praise on Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s great comeback from injury in the just ended T20I series . He said that Bhuvi’s skills with the ball makes him a great bowler in white ball format.
Gambhir said that even if not blessed with pace over 140 kph , Bhuvi’s skills with the ball and his ability to bowl well at the death and in powerplay and his wicket taking ability makes him a great exponent in white ball format and once Bumrah returns , India ‘s pace attack will be top notch in white ball formats
If may be mentioned that in a high scoring decider in the 5th T20I , Bhuvneswar bowled outstandingly well giving away only 15 runs in 4 overs and taking the vital wickets of Roy and Buttler , both lethal powerhitters and big matchwinners in the England lineup .
Gambhir has also spoken in strong terms again on Ravichandran Ashwin’s inclusion in T20I squad . Replying to a question in espncricinfo post match show on Sundar’s performance , Gambhir suggested that Ashwin with his skillsets and his wicket taking ability commands a spot in T20I setup .
The first 4 names in the Indian T20I squad for World cup for me is Rohit , Virat , Bumrah & Ashwin . For me Ashwin is a big wicket taking option and can bowl any time in the game . He is only off spinner who can take the ball away & has lot of skills . Even if India is not going in with any wrist spinner it doesn’t matter . Ashwin is a great option when bowling at lefties like Gayle , DKock. Dont need Sundar’s batting once Jadeja is back , so Ashwin with his far greater bowling skills is a must for India T20I squad — Gambhir said.