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India’s swing fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar is aware of the fact that it is not going to be easy for him to once again play the Test matches. The Uttar Pradesh pacer last played in the Indian whites against South Africa in 2018. Subsequently, Bhuvneshwar was troubled by a sports hernia injury and he was ruled out of action.
The trio of Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah has grabbed their chances and it is not going to be easy to replace them. The pace battery was at their best in the previous tour of Australia where they scalped 48 wickets collectively in the four-match series and thus played a key role in India’s triumph.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar last played a Test match in January 2018.
All the three fast bowlers have been right on the money and Bhuvneshwar knows it is going to be a difficult road back into the Indian team for him. However, Kumar is ready to give his all and leave no stone unturned to return to the Test side.
“I definitely want to play Test cricket, but I know it won’t be easy to make a comeback, as everyone is doing very well,” the 30-year-old Bhuvneshwar said while talking to Times of India.
“But I’ll try my best and will do everything I can to make a comeback in the Test format, as I think it is the toughest format and it gives a lot of satisfaction to perform well in that format,” added the swing master.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar can swing both ways
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has not played consistently for the national side in the recent past as he has had injury issues. In fact, Kumar hasn’t looked at his best after he is returned back from the injury. However, Kumar has confirmed that he is fit as a fiddle and he is raring to get back into action.
The swing master has impressed with his skills to swing the new ball both ways. The Uttar Pradesh pacer has also added pace under his belt but he hasn’t compromised on his swing. Kumar has played 21 Test matches for the Indian team in which he has scalped 63 wickets at an average of 26.1.