Meerut-born India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar leads the pack of pacers whenever he gets a chance. Having played domestic cricket for Uttar Pradesh, Bhuvneshwar represented Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Bhuvneshwar came as a Christmas gift to the Indian cricket team as made his international debut at the age of 22, playing Pakistan in a T20I match at Bengaluru on December 25 2012. After claiming three big wickets in Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal on debut, Bhuvneshwar made some space for himself in the ODI team as well. He made his ODI debut against the same opponents on December 30, 2012, at Chennai. Riding his consistent wicket-taking abilities, Bhuvneshwar made his Test debut when Australia toured India in February 2013.read more
India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar's father, Kiran Pal Singh on Thursday died at his Meerut residence after battling liver cancer for the last eight months. He was 63 and is survived by his wife Indresh Devi and son and daughter Bhuvneshwar and Rekha respectively.
The series could also see Rahul Chahar and Navdeep Saini make their international debuts as many senior bowlers have been rested. The only experienced campaigner in the pace bowling line-up is Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Boosted by the return of white ball specialists Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India will aim to bounce back. Following a heart-stopping draw that denied them a 2-0 lead, they face a resurgent West Indies in the 3rd ODI.