A pivotal part of India’s white-ball squads until last year, frequent injuries have seen Bhuvneshwar Kumar fall off the radar in both ODIs and T20Is.
Since the start of 2019, Bhuvneshwar has picked eight wickets in nine T20Is at an average of 33.87, an economy rate of 8.21 and a strike rate of 24.7. Primarily known for his ability to contain the batsmen, the right-arm bowler has often been found on the higher side of economy rate of late.
Having not played much of domestic cricket due to injuries, Bhuvneshwar will face direct competition from Rajasthan and Chennai Super Kings pacer Deepak Chahar. In Bhuvneshwar’s absence, Chahar has emerged as a like-for-like replacement who dismissed 17 batsmen in 10 T20Is including career-best figures of 3.2-0-7-6 against Bangladesh.