August 28, 2018
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar returns to cricket, included in India A team

By Chaitanya Laxman

Finally, there is some good news about Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India’s leading pace bowler. He is set to return to competitive cricket after recovering from his prolonged injury and is drafted in the India A squad which is set to feature in the quadrangular series that includes South Africa A and Australia A teams.

The news about Bhuvneshwar’s inclusion in the India A team was made by BCCI on Twitter.

The fast bowler injured his lower back while playing in the IPL in May this year. The injury ruled him out of the remaining IPL season but he made a recovery and was included in India’s playing XI for the third ODI against England.

But unfortunately for Bhuvneshwar the comeback didn’t go well as he aggravated the injury and was ruled out of the first three Tests against England. Infact Bhuvneshwar’s injury was so severe that he was ruled out of the fourth and the fifth Test as well.

Image credit @ ICC

However, it seems that the pace bowler has now recovered from the injury and is fit enough to play competitive cricket. The team management and the selectors will surely monitor his performance for the India A games closely as he one of India’s leading pace bowlers.

Bhuvneshwar’s injury debacle raised serious questions over BCCI’s player workload management policy as this injury episode reflected the flaws in the system.

Also read: Why it took Bhuvneshwar to recover from his injury?

But now fans and the team management will be hoping that Bhuvneshwar makes a swift comeback as India’s pace attack for the Asia cup would be spearheaded by the right-arm- fast bowler.

Featuring in 87 ODIs the pace bowler has picked up 90 wickets. His strength lies in swing bowling, an art in which he is considered as one of the best in international cricket while his accurate death bowling has made him a crucial asset for the Indian team.

Chaitanya Laxman