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ICC World Cup 2019: Bhuvi or Shami for England game? Tendulkar has his say

By Parul Raina

India have a difficult choice to make, between Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shami, for their next World Cup match against England on Sunday.

Bhuvneshwar who was injured recently was replaced by Mohammed Shami who picked 4-fers against Afghanistan and Windies, leaving India with a healthy headache ahead of England game.

Sachin picks Bhuvneshwar Kumar over Shami

Regardless of Shami’s four-wicket haul which included a match-winning hat-trick – only the second by an Indian bowler in World Cups – in the last over, Sachin put his weight firmly behind Bhuvneshwar Kumar for England.

“I would go for Bhuvi if he is fit, purely because of his ability to swing the ball. He can trouble the West Indies top-order with his swing,” Sachin Tendulkar told Star Sports.

Bhuvneshwar seen bowling in the indoor nets

Bhuvneshwar, who was initially ruled out for a few matches after suffering a hamstring injury in the India-Pakistan match, he was seen bowling in the nets recently.

PTI

Bhuvneshwar, who had felt tightness in his left hamstring and had to take rest from the upcoming matches early in his spell against Pakistan, seems to recover well, “He looked okay and should be getting better in the coming days,” a member of India’s support staff told PTI .#

Read: ICC World Cup 2019: Afghanistan make change in squad

Parul Raina