Is Bhuvaneshwar Kumar the find of the season this year?

@ram_cv (16516)
India
March 2, 2013 5:03pm CST
Bhuvi started in impressive fashion in the T20 against Pakistan taking out the top order of Pakistan. Since then he has not looked back taking wickets in all three formats of the game. Yesterday he rocked the top-order of Australia on a pitch better suited for spinners. Do you think he is emerging as the find of the season for India? Cheers! Ram
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• India
3 Mar 13
Certainly seems to be the case. Since Zaheer was dropped due to poor form, no one else has been able to take up responsibility for opening the bowling. Dinda and Ishant have tried but inconsistency have been a huge deterrent. Hopefully, Bhuvaneshwar's start to his international career is not a spark in the pan and he'll continue to do great things for India. Fingers crossed.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
3 Mar 13
His knack of picking up wickets really comes in handy in the absence of Zaheer. But the key would be to keep himself injury free. Cheers! Ram
• India
3 Mar 13
More than him picking up an injury which I believe won't happen since he relies on swing rather than pace, its a drastic dip in from which I hope doesn't happen in his case.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
4 Mar 13
He was spot on again today. Unfortunately, butter fingers from our fielders denied him two wickets in the second innings. Cheers! Ram
@abhi_bangal (3686)
• India
4 Mar 13
Yes, he is a find, no doubt. But I fear, he is a find. Do you remember, who scored a whirlwind innings,(I think he had scored a century then). Now we have virtually forgotten him, isn't it? But hey, whom are we talking about? Isn't that understandable that such finds get forgotten after some days. Well, I was talking about Paul Valthaty. Well, what I want to say is I really don't want this to happen to Bhuvi. After Zaheer, I now see Kumar as the leading bowler for India. There's no sting in Ishant's bowling and he isn't picking up wickets either. It's difficult for Shreeshant to make a comeback and Praveen Kumar and R P Singh look stories of the past.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
4 Mar 13
But there is a huge difference between Valthaty scoring a 100 in an IPL T20 match and Bhuvi taking wickets in all three forms of cricket at the international level. Also, it was a once in a lifetime innings and since then Valthatty has done nothing of note. Cheers! Ram
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• India
4 Mar 13
Yes, there is a difference in what they have done and performed. But the way you described Bhuvi matches with Paul Valthaty. That is why I recalled that player in the IPL. Yes, he is there nowhere at the moment, or is he? I just wish the same does not happen with Kumar. He is still a young lad and has a long way to go before he can prove himself. It is just the start for him. When he proves his bowling capacity overseas and helps India win matches, he can be called a quality bowler. He is still new and when he will be studied by other teams, he is likely to lose the sting he has now. I fear it doesn't come true.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
5 Mar 13
I think a better comparison than Valthatty is Praveen Kumar who also happens to be the idol of Bhuvi. Another example that comes to my mind is Sreesanth. But this is the good thing, India are now beginning to produce enough pacers to cover up for usual injury losses that we face!! Cheers! Ram
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• India
6 Mar 13
Bhuvanesh kumar has been the first bowler in cricket history to get all all his first wickets bowled.It is rare milestone and ironically never achieved by any other mainstream bowlers,be it fast or spin.His bowling has been consistent and threatening.But then its too early to comment about him.In past,we spoke highly of Irfan but then it nosedived badly.So did for Balaji and for Sreesanth, RP singh.Ishant Sharma has been struggling and has also been inconsistent.So its too early.But yes, he is a fine propsect.If he improves and do try well, he could be there for us for a long time.And he could be our solution to a long time fast bowler after Zaheer khan.Another good thing about Bhuvaneshwar kumar is , he can bat a bit and can contribute well with bat compared to other mainstream bowlers.He has done well in that aspect as well.I agree with your analysis on hyderabad test.He bowled a beauty in first spell in Hyderbad and helped in restricting the opposition to just 237.But then he needs to improve with line and length which would come after he learn from the matches.So far so good as far as Bhuvaneshwar kumar is concerned.Let us hope for the best.Thanks!
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
6 Mar 13
Yes, Bhuvi's line has impressed one and all. He is a you miss I hit kind of a bowler which is very handy with his swing. Yes, I agree it is still early days and we need to see how he progresses along. Cheers! Ram
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
10 Mar 13
I also think his line is very good and he has good capability of picking wickets.
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• India
9 Mar 13
I think yes. He has been doing well in the ODI matches and now in the test matches he is continuing his good performance. Let us hope that he can be a good replacement for Zaheer Khan in the team India. Also it is to be noted that the world cup is going to be held in Australia, and we need a good pace bowlers.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
9 Mar 13
Yes, we need to start building the team for the world cup. But in Australia not sure of the effectiveness of Bhuvi as he does not get the requisite bounce on the ball, but let's see. Cheers! Ram
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@sajujohn (1009)
• India
3 Mar 13
Of course I agree that he is one of the finest fast bowlers that India is having now. Since Zaheer Khan finds it hard to find his form India were in search of a good fast bowler who can replace Zaheer. Now I think they have succeeded in it. But it is not the right time to compare or grade him. He is at the starting of his career and how much he can withstand against the odds makes him a class player.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
3 Mar 13
I think Zaheer's test career might now be officially over. I think it is going to get ever more difficult for him to get back into the squad with each passing day. Cheers! Ram
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@skjee10 (438)
• India
3 Mar 13
Yeah,he really bring some fresh blood and ray of hope for our poor pace battery.As the pathetic form of isshant sharma continues and unfit zaheer khan and umesh jadav add no joy for india's pace line up.Bhuvaneshwar and sammy ahmed is our only hope now.But it's too early for a conclusion,he needs lots of support from indian team management and cricket fans as well.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
3 Mar 13
Apart from bad form, I think Ishaant is one of the most unluckiest bowlers for India. So many close decisions go against him. So I think he needs this support currently. Cheers! Ram
@ajithlal (14568)
• India
10 Mar 13
I think Bhuvaneshwar Kumar an be one of the good all rounder. I think he not only takes wicket, but also scores runs. I think Bhuvaneshwar Kumar should play all form of cricket.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
10 Mar 13
I think we are getting a bit far of ourselves if we start thinking of him as an all-rounder. He still is an unproven quality with the bat, though he did spend some time in the middle in the first test alongwith Dhoni. But he still has a long way to go. Cheers! Ram