Is there a better sight on the cricket field than the classic Bhuvneshwar Kumar swinging the new ball both ways? The Indian pacer looked at his absolute best as he delivered a maiden over to open the innings for his team.
On Thursday, Delhi Capitals are up against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 50th match of the IPL 2022. SRH’s skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bowl first. Both teams made multiple changes to their playing eleven in the crucial game.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is leading the Sunrisers’ attack tonight as T Natarajan and Marco Jansen are not playing against Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals. Looking for some early wickets, Bhuvi charged with the new ball.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts with a wicket-maiden
The right-handed pacer has had a decent season so far, but his performances have slipped under the radar. Despite bowling well, Bhuvi is far away from his best. However, Kumar got his rhythm back against Delhi Capitals, and he made Delhi Capitals’ opener Mandeep Singh dance to his tunes.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled the first two deliveries in-swingers, followed by two outswingers. Bhuvi bowled a straight delivery on the next delivery to scalp Mandeep Singh’s wicket.
It was a good-length delivery outside the off, but Mandeep Singh was confused about the delivery line after the last four swinging deliveries. He hung his bat out to dry, but the ball caught the outside edge on its way to Nicholas Pooran’s gloves. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled another dot to the next batter Mitchell Marsh to begin the innings with a wicket maiden.
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Bhuvi followed with another brilliant over and gave away only a single run. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been decent in the IPL as he has bagged 10 wickets in 10 matches at an economy rate of below 7 runs per over.