Barring the last home limited-overs series against Australia, Indian bowlers have been very much clinical in their collective efforts in restricting oppositions. Both the spinners as well as the fast bowlers have done really well in the recent few years in different types of conditions and on challenging pitches as well. Indian fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar also reckons that the Indian pace attack has the abilities to make an impact on any kind of surface.
“Each one of us has our own strengths that we bring to the bowling unit. It is always a good thing that whoever is getting a chance in the playing XI has been performing well. As a bowling unit - we back ourselves to do well in any conditions,” Bhuvneshwar Kumar was quoted as saying in a conversation with TOI.
There has definitely been an improvement
Bhuvneshwar is one of the seven players who is in India’s current World Cup squad as well as in the team that reached the semi-finals of the 2015 World Cup in Australia. However, the pacer has experienced a struggling time in the last few months due to injuries, but he did make a good comeback while playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the second half of the recently concluded 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
“There has definitely been an improvement in my bowling in terms of pace and variations like the slower ball and knuckle ball. To add to that, I have improved fitness-wise,” Bhuvneshwar added.
“Injuries are part and parcel of a player's career. When you are injured and are undergoing rehabilitation, it is important to stay positive and not allow negative thoughts to creep in. During those times that you are away from the game, it is important to work harder and come back stronger,” he furthered.
Bhuvneshwar further mentioned that the players definitely got the much needed match-practice before the 2019 World Cup while playing in the IPL. He noted that it was important for him to gain the rhythm and be amongst the wickets. “IPL has definitely given players the much-needed match practice before the World Cup. Once you have wickets and runs under your belt, the confidence levels automatically go up. For me, it was important to be in good rhythm and be among wickets which I was able to do for Sunrisers Hyderabad,” Bhuvneshwar concluded.