Bhuvneshwar Kumar is one step away from a big record in T20I cricket, will become the first bowler
LiveInfo: Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be eyeing a big record of T20I cricket when the Indian cricket team will play the third T20 match against South Africa in Visakhapatnam.
India suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of South Africa in the first two matches of the five-match T20 International series. However, in the first two matches, India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar looked impressive, picking up wickets for the team in the powerplay. However, he did not get along with the rest of the bowlers. In the second T20 match played in Cuttack, Bhuvneshwar took four wickets for 13 runs. Now he has a chance to make a big record in his name.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar took three out of four wickets in the powerplay at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack to become the joint-first player in T20 International cricket to take three wickets in the powerplay. He entered the club of Samuel Badree of West Indies and Tim Southee of New Zealand. The Indian pacer has so far taken 33 wickets in the powerplays in 59 matches at an economy rate of 5.66. Badri and Southee have taken the same number of wickets.
On Tuesday, India has to face South Africa in the third T20. In this match, if Bhuvneshwar Kumar is successful in taking a wicket in the first 6 overs, then he will become the first bowler in the world to take the most wickets in T20I cricket. This match was held by Dr. Y.S. of Visakhapatnam. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium. This match will be do or die for the Indian team, because losing the match will also snatch the series.
Most wickets in powerplays in T20I cricket
33 wickets – Samuel Badree
33 wickets – Bhuvneshwar Kumar
33 wickets – Tim Southee
27 wickets – Shakib Al Hasan
27 wickets – Josh Hazlewood
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