“Theories” floated by sources on Bhuvneswar Kumar omission from Indian test squad
India’s poor performance in the WTC final has left the Indian cricket fraternity disappointed no end. The team selection has come under scrutiny with the type of bowling attack chosen for the game in seaming and swinging conditions. Bumrah for all his brilliance is not the greatest of swing bowlers and to play two spinners on this pitch has started to meet with some criticism with Jadeja failing to create any impact.
One big question which was earlier raised with the non-inclusion of Bhuvaneswar Kumar in the Test squad. When it was first announced has started doing the rounds again. As Bhuvi has got the best skill amongst the Indian leading fast bowlers to thrive in English conditions. “Theories” floated by sources on Bhuvneswar Kumar omission from Indian test squad.
Theories were floated by sources close to the board and selectors that Bhuvneswar was having fitness issues. He is no longer training hard for the 5-day game & concentrating only on white ball format.
The truth is that Bhuvneswar after recovering from injuries had a great series in the ODIs vs England at home. Being the outstanding bowler in a very high scoring series which India won.
Bhuvi also in an interview cleared the air about his apparent absence from the test. Arena saying that he is practicing for all 3 formats and still looking forward to representing India in test cricket.
Hence, here it is for all those misplaced rumours by sources close to BCCI. Indian think tank and the selectors have got it mighty wrong not to include Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the England test tour. No matter what theories the skipper Virat Kohli or the coach Ravi Shastri comes up with.