Sourav Ganguly has pinpointed Bhuvneshwar Kumar as the key bowler against Sri Lanka citing the pacer's ability to swing the ball both ways. He also opined that for the Eden Gardens Test, which will start tomorrow, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav, based on the pitch, should be included in the team.
Bhuvneshwar made his Test debut match in February 2013 against Australia and till now has played 18 Tests for India in which he has claimed 45 wickets. After playing the limited over series against Australia and New Zealand, the 27-year-old will now feature in the three-match Test series against the Lankans which is scheduled to start tomorrow in Kolkata.
Ganguly has claimed that the swing bowler could have a major say in the series opener which will be played at Eden Gardens.
“The ball will swing and Bhuvi will be very difficult to tackle on this track which may have a tinge of green. He swings the ball both ways and he could be a key bowler," Ganguly told Mid-Day on the sidelines of the inaugural Jagmohan Dalmiya Conclave.
The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president also suggested that India should include three pacers for tomorrow’s game.