IND V ENG 2021: Bhuvneshwar Kumar reveals how Crew India countered England’s aggressive batting method

Seasoned Crew India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has stated that the bowlers had ready laborious for the problem of taking up a dominating England batting lineup.

India defeated England 2-1 within the three-match ODI collection regardless of the guests possessing numerous harmful hitters with the bat. Whereas Jonny Bairstow (124) and Ben Stokes (99) whacked Indian bowlers within the second ODI, Sam Curran (95 not out) practically snatched away the third sport on Sunday.

Talking at a digital press convention after India’s thrilling seven-run triumph, Bhuvneshwar Kumar asserted that the bowlers have been very a lot conscious of what they have been going to be up towards. He stated on this regard:

“Psychological toughness issues quite a bit. Earlier than the beginning of the collection, as a staff we had mentioned that England performs aggressive cricket. So it might probably both be a high-scoring affair or their gamers can get out early. So we knew the type of problem we have been going to be up towards. We have been ready to take care of the conditions. We at all times maintained our self-belief all through.”

After dropping the toss and despatched into bat, India posted a difficult 329 on the board. Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant top-scored with 78, whereas Shikhar Dhawan (67) and Hardik Pandya (64) additionally made important contributions.

Of their chase, England crumbled to 200 for 7 earlier than Curran’s brilliance raised hopes for his staff. In the long run, although, the efforts of Shardul Thakur (4 for 67) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3 for 42) trumped Curran’s resilience.

Very troublesome to bowl towards a staff like England: Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Regardless of profitable the T20I and ODI collection, Bhuvneshwar Kumar admitted that bowling to the explosive England batsmen is a large process. In response to the 31-year-old, England’s batsmen are able to scoring off each good and dangerous balls.

“As bowlers, we’re conscious that the England batsmen will give us alternatives due to the type of cricket they play. However you must created these possibilities by bowling rather well. The whole England staff performs attacking cricket with the bat. Nonetheless, it isn’t as in the event that they play rash strokes. They will rating off dangerous balls and good ones as nicely. It is vitally troublesome to bowl towards a staff like that. However as a bowling unit, we had preempted these conditions. So we have been ready for it,” the medium-pacer defined.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar made a profitable comeback to the Indian staff within the T20I collection towards the guests after a protracted harm lay-off.

He was named the Man of the Match for his sensible efficiency of two for 15 within the deciding T20I in Ahmedabad.

Printed 29 Mar 2021, 00:31 IST

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