Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India’s sensational swing bowler, has taken 6 wickets for 82 runs in the second test against England. Kumar has got his name on the honours board at Lord’s, which is a massive achievement. So let us analyze his wonderful performances.

During the discussions today at the 2nd test at Lords, the commentators were discussing the possibilities of Bhuvneshwar Kumar emerging as a trustworthy all-rounder for team India in the near future. In fact, a commentator mentioned that after veteran Kapil Dev, team India has not been able to develop a full-fledged dependable all rounder.  Although it is too early to predict anything, but surely the way he has displayed his composed batting skill, the possibilities of Bhuvneshwar taking over this responsibility cannot be ruled out. He is a very hardworking and committed player who remains focused even when he is not getting the desired results. Bhuvneshwar basically relies on the power of swing which he smartly clubs with his controlled line and length. Many of his fans appreciate his rhythm as very often he proves to be a thrifty bowler in comparison to other bowlers such as Shami Ahmed.

Prior to the ongoing second test, Bhuvneshwar Kumar had played in 7 test matches and he has got a pretty good batting average of 36.16. This includes two very timely half centuries during the first test of this series. Also, he has got 14 wickets to his credit. His batting potential got noticed during a Duleep Trophy semi final in the year 2012-13 when he made 128 vital runs. Even before that, he bowled out none other than master blaster Sachin Tendulkar on a duck in a first class match.

Another lot of his admirers believe that he has kept his action fairly simple so he does not feel tired easily. He has already established himself in the first test at Trent Bridge. He had not only taken 5 important wickets for just 82 runs but also scored 58 and 63 not out.

This right hand batsman and right arm medium pacer originally hails from Meerut in UP. He is 24 years old and has played for India, India A, Pune Warriors, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Uttar Pradesh. Bhuvneshwar, who possesses an admirable agility, is also emerging as a very good fielder. His fitness level is appreciated by one and all as he has the capacity to bowl long spells without compromising on the quality of bowling.

His behavior on and off the field is really commendable and he is among the very cool, contented and disciplined cricketers. But the best part which I personally adore is that he remains focused and very often he becomes result oriented as he knows his strength and weakness. Also, he observes the weaker areas of the batsman very quickly and accordingly changes his bowling pattern as per the situation. 

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