India vs New Zealand 2017: Bhuvneshwar Kumar Addresses the Press Ahead of the 3rd ODI in Kanpur
Team India is all set for the 3rd and the decisive encounter against New Zealand scheduled to be held at the Green Park in Kanpur 29th October 2017. After losing the opening clash, the Indian team bounced back strongly and registered a comfortable victory in Pune to level the three-match series 1-1. It was an unfamiliar situation for India to go 1-0 down but a test of their character was on display during their impressive all-round display in the 2nd ODI.
Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar who bagged 3/45 in the previous ODI addressed the press conference ahead of the deciding encounter and answered on various aspects of the game. The conditions in Kanpur are likely to be different from Mumbai and Pune. When asked about the team combination, Bhuvi said it could be decided after the captain looks at the surface. With Kanpur expected to be much cooler than Mumbai and Pune, the bowlers especially the pacers are expected to get a bit more help from the surface.
Team India hasn’t been tested in the limited overs format of late especially in home conditions and when asked that if the scenario in this particular series puts them under pressure, Bhuvneshwar said that though it was a tricky situation for them to go 0-1 down especially in a 3 match series, it showed the character of the team after their bounce back in Pune.
There is a possibility of India losing its first-ever series to New Zealand in home conditions, but at least till now, their dream hasn’t been turned in to reality.
The pacer also added that the team would look to execute their plans to perfection in the deciding ODI and hope to replicate their impressive showing in the 2nd encounter. The Indian sports circuit might be in trouble if the BCCI decides not to allow players to undergo the Anti-Doping Test by WADA. When asked about the same, Bhuvneshwar said that all they can do is to be present whenever they are called up, and the rest is not in their hands.
Bhuvneshwar has been steadily going up the ranks in both bowling and batting especially when limited overs cricket is concerned. He agreed to the fact that he has increased his pace, but that hasn’t reduced his swing. His batting performances in the last few months have taken an upward rise and have been contributing batting lower down the order. He stated that he was happy with the way he has been shaping in both batting and bowling department.
Bhuvi further added that despite being a three-match series, the team took it like any other series just like the one against Australia. One off day in Mumbai pushed them into a corner, but they proved their mettle by registering a comfortable victory in Pune. He also refused to comment on whether skipper Virat Kohli will be rested for any of the series before the tour of South Africa but agreed to the fact that the rotation policy is definitely on the radar of the team management and selectors.
#TeamIndia bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar addresses the media on the eve of the 3rd and final ODI against New Zealand #INDvNZ
Gepostet von Indian Cricket Team am Samstag, 28. Oktober 2017
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