Bhuvneshwar Kumar has rubbished a paper study that claimed the India pacer nary longer has the thrust to play Test cricket, saying helium ever prepares for each 3 formats irrespective of squad selection. In a strongly-worded effect connected societal media, Bhuvneshwar refuted speculation astir his Test comeback.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was not named successful the 20-man squad for India circuit of England wherever the World No. 1 Test squad volition play the World Test Championship last against New Zealand successful June and a 5-Test bid against England successful August-September. Bhuvneshwar has been troubled by recurring wounded concerns successful the caller past and helium had to miss a fewer games for Sunrisers Hyderabad successful the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 earlier returning to play a lucifer earlier the tourney was suspended.
Bhuvneshwar has had plentifulness of occurrence successful English conditions successful red-ball cricket successful the past but wounded concerns mightiness person played a relation successful the accelerated bowler missing retired connected a summons to the UK.
"There person been articles astir maine not wanting to play Test cricket. Just to clarify, I person ever prepared myself for each 3 formats irrespective of the squad enactment and volition proceed to bash the same. Suggestion - delight don’t constitute your assumptions based connected “sources”!" Bhuvneshwar wrote connected Twitter connected Saturday.
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Bhuvneshwar's effect comes aft The Times of India reported connected Saturday that the India pacer doesn't privation to play the longest format anymore. Bhuvneshwar, who has picked up 63 wickets successful 21 Tests, has not played for India successful Tests since their circuit of South Africa successful January 2018. The India pacer precocious returned from wounded to instrumentality his spot successful the limited-overs broadside for the location bid against England.
The study claimed that those tracking Bhuvneshwar's advancement person failed to find the thrust successful him for Test cricket, and it reflected successful the mode helium has been grooming successful the caller past. It besides claimed that the selectors don't spot Bhuvneshwar for adjacent 10 overs (ODIs), fto unsocial red-ball cricket.
Bhuvneshwar, who was the Man of the Match for his all-round amusement successful India's triumph implicit South Africa successful Johannesburg successful 2018, is apt to question with a limited-overs squad to Sri Lanka successful July. India's Test regulars volition beryllium successful England during the said period, preparing for the 5-Test series.
Notably, India person picked 6 pacers, including Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Siraj, for the England tour. Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna and Arzan Nagwaswalla are portion of the standby radical of players for the much-anticipated tour.