Ind vs SA: The absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s impressive bowling proves costly to the Indian team

Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar went wicketless in the second ODI against South Africa which was played at Boland Park on Friday. Lack of wickets cost India the ODI series as the team is 2-0 down with one game to go.


KL Rahul’s men couldn’t able to bounce back in the ODI series after tasting a humiliating defeat in the three-match Test series against South Africa. India lost to South Africa by 7 wickets in the second ODI which was played at Boland Park on Friday. India not just lost the match but also lost the series as they are now 2-0 down with only a single game to go. The Indian team’s bowling performance is the biggest concern as they only took three wickets in the second ODI which cost them this series. Experienced pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is not in good form as he went wicketless in this match and gave 67 runs in 8 overs he bowled.

Bhuvi’s this performance also proved to be costly for India as the well-experienced pacer couldn’t even take a single wicket in this game. Not only Bhuvneshwar Kumar but other Indian pacers who were selected in this match named Jasprit Bumrah and Shardul Thakur didn’t have their best bowling figures as well. Mumbai Indians star pacer Jasprit Bumrah however did a good job in the second ODI as he only gave 37 runs and also took one wicket. Shardul Thakur was unimpressive as in his 5 overs spell he gave 35 runs and took a single wicket with an economy of 7.00.

Now as India has lost the series, it’ll give some options for selectors to give chances to the new faces and it is expected that there will be many changes in the Indian team for the last ODI of the series. Indian opener Ruturaj Gaikwad could be seen playing who recently won the IPL 2021 and also had a great performance in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Pacers Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, and Mohammed Siraj who haven’t played a single game in this series could feature in the third and the last ODI.

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