Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh

bowler

Full name:Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh
Nationality:India
Date of Birth (Age):February 5, 1990 (31)
Zodiac Sign:Aquarius
Height:178 cm
Hometown:Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
Jersey Number:15
Batting Style:Right Handed Bat
Bowling Style:Right arm medium pace
Social Media:Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

Teams

Career Averages

Bowling

LeagueTestOdiT20iFirst classList aT20
Matches211218770168263
Innings3712086123165262
Overs558.0974.3298.32065.31352.2951.5
Balls------
Maidens141681052610822
Runs164449512079578565836870
Wickets6314190218208272
Avg26.0935.1123.126.5331.6425.25
SR53.1441.4619.956.843920.99
Eco2.945.086.962.84.867.21
BB855955
4w343965
5w4121214
10w000000

Batting

LeagueTestOdiT20iFirst classList aT20
Matches211218770168263
Innings2955211019293
Not outs41613113350
Runs5525526724331198433
Balls Faced12257479456910475
Avg22.0814.158.3727.0320.310.06
SR45.0673.8971.2742.75091.15
Fours7746031411031
Fifties3101430
Sixies1808136
Highest6353161287227
Hundreds000100

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Career

Even before Bhuvenshwar Kumar excelled with his swing in the international arena, the pacer shot to limelight as he dismissed Sachin Tendulkar for a duck in the 2008-09 Ranji Trophy final. He also displayed his talent with the bat in the domestic circuit in the 2012-13 Duleep Trophy scoring 128 while batting at No.8.

Bhuvneshwar’s international debut was one of the most impressive in the global arena all of his first victims across three formats were clean bowled. His white-ball debut in the series against Pakistan involved a fine display of swing bowling which bamboozled the Pakistani batters as they had no idea about the ball’s trajectory. He then played a key role for India in the Test series against Australia in 2013 where they whitewashed the opponents.

It was a sweet start to Bhuvneshwar’s career and he was a regular member of the side. In 2014, he got his name on Lord’s honors board taking a six-for. He also contributed with three fifties in the series. However, Bhuvneshwar’s lack of pace and injuries kept him away from the format. The pacer started to lose his swing to some extent in an attempt to increase the pace. However, he regained his form in 2017 forming a formidable bowling partnership with Japrit Bumrah in the Champions Trophy.

Over the years, Bhuvneshwar has become a key bowler in white-ball cricket. He has been battling with his injuries throughout his career but has been providing wickets for the team in the powerplay recently and is a key choice for India in the limited overs.

IPL over the years

Bhuvneshwar Kumar's IPL stint is considered to have started with Pune Warriors India. However, few know that he was picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore for the first two seasons. Then, he was bought by Pune Warriors from 2011 to 2013. The franchise turned out to be one of the least successful sides in the IPL history but the pacer garnered a lot of attraction from other teams.

Bhuvneshwar was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014 and his association with the franchise continues till date. He played a vital role in the team’s title run in 2016, taking wickets in the powerplay and choking batters in the slog overs. He was the highest wicket-taker of the tournament for two consecutive seasons in 2016 and 2017.

Bhuvneshwar’s form in the IPL has dipped over the last couple of years, but his experience might turn out to be a valuable asset for the franchise in the upcoming season.

Year

Team

Contract

2009

Royal Challengers Banglaore

₹ 600,000

2010

Royal Challengers Banglaore

₹ 600,000

2011

Pune Warriors India

₹ 2,000,000

2012

Pune Warriors India

₹ 2,000,000

2013

Pune Warriors India

₹ 2,062,778

2014

Sunrisers Hyderabad

₹ 42,500,000

2015

Sunrisers Hyderabad

₹ 42,500,000

2016

Sunrisers Hyderabad

₹ 42,500,000

2017

Sunrisers Hyderabad

₹ 42,500,000

2018

Sunrisers Hyderabad

₹ 85,000,000

2019

Sunrisers Hyderabad

₹ 85,000,000

2020

Sunrisers Hyderabad

₹ 85,000,000

2021

Sunrisers Hyderabad

₹ 85,000,000

2022

Sunrisers Hyderabad

₹ 42,000,000

What is Bhuvneshar Kumar’s ICC Ranking?

Format

Year

Rating Pts(Highest)

Highest Rank

T20I

2012

54

162

2013

151

126

2014

469

45

2015

530

23

2016

515

31

2017

546

26

2018

622

12

2019

602

16

2020

548

31

2021

600

12

2022

682

6

ODI

2012

102

216

2013

625

16

2014

650

6

2015

641

8

2016

596

11

2017

619

10

2018

628

16

2019

634

11

2020

615

17

2021

632

11

2022

611

19

Test

2013

207

64

2014

423

30

2015

353

39

2016

501

26

2017

538

29

2018

626

20

2019

555

32

In the shortest format of the game, Bhuvneshwar has carved a steady rise from 2012 to 2019 as he was placed at the 16th position in the bowlers’ rankings. However, the pacer slipped to 31st rank in 2020 only to bounce back gaining the sixth position in the T20I rankings. With his vast experience, Bhuvneshwar has become a reliant powerplay bowler for the national side.

Bhuvneshwar’s rise in the ODI rankings was rapid in the initial years. He was placed in the 10th position in 2017 after starting from the 216th rank in 2012. However, his rankings have been revolving around 11-20 in the next five years and he will surely aim to gain a place amongst the top 10 bowlers in ODIs.

Bhuvneshwar’s career never really took off in Tests and his frequent struggle with injuries kept him away from the format since 2019. The bowler was ranked 32 in 2019 but his red-ball career was cut short.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Stats

IPL

Team

Matches

Wickets

Economy

Strike Rate

Pune Warriors India (2011-13)

31

24

6.72

26.8

Sunrisers Hyderabad (2014- 2022)

115

130

7.45

20.2

International & Domestic:

Format

Matches

Wickets

Economy

Bowling Average

T20I

87

90

6.96

23.10

ODI

121

141

5.08

35.11

Test

21

63

2.94

26.09

FC

70

218

2.80

26.53

List A

168

208

4.84

31.64

T20

249

256

7.15

21.1

What are some unknown facts about Bhuvneshwar Kumar?

  1. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the first bowler to dismiss Sachin Tendulkar for a duck in first-class cricket.
  2. Bhuvneshwar Kumar won the purple cap in the IPL 2016 taking 23 wickets in the season while playing a key role in Sunriser’s Hyderabad title run.
  3. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has bowled the most maiden overs(10) in a T20I career restricting the batters to free their arms in the shortest format frequently.
  4. Bhuvenshwar Kumar’s childhood dream was to be an army officer. However, he took up the sport in later years and donned the Indian jersey eventually.
  5. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the unique achievement of getting his first wicket in all three formats as bowled. He cleaned up Nasir Jamshed in T20Is and bowled Mohammed Hafeez in ODIs while dismissing David Warner in Tests.
  6. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the winner of LG People’s choice award winner in 2014.
  7. Apart from cricket, Bhuvneshwar Kumar likes to indulge in gaming, He is an ardent fan of gaming and prefers getting hooked into Play Station to relax in his free time.
  8. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken the most wickets in a calendar year amongst Indian bowlers taking 37 wickets in 2022. Also, he is the third highest wicket-taker to take the most wickets in a calendar year.
  9. Bhuvaneshwar has also an unfortunate record to his name of being the most expensive Indian bowler in an ODI inning. He conceded 106 runs against South Africa in an ODI played in 2015.
  10. Chris Gayle is one of the most fearsome batters in world cricket, but Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been quite effective against the batter dismissing him on five occasions in international cricket. Also, he has conceded only six runs from eight ball against Gayle.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Videos

When India toured England in 2014, the second Test of the series was played at the iconic Lord’s ground. Bhuvneshwar Kumar played a key role in India’s 95-run win. The pacer scalped six wickets in the first innings while conceding 82 runs. Notably, the spell included prized scalps of Alaister Cook and Ian Bell.

Where does Bhuvneshwar Kumar live?

Bhuvneshwar Kumar owns a bungalow in Ganga Nagar, Meerut. Also, the cricketer owns multiple real estate properties across the country.

What are Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s educational qualifications?

Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s father, Kiran Pal Singh was a sub-inspector in the Uttar Pradesh police department. His academic details are not known but according to iplwiki.com, his educational qualification is 12th standard.

What is Bhuvneshar Kumar’s Net Worth?

According to CAKnowlegde, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s net worth is estimated to be around $ 9 Million which is Rs 65 Crores. His annual income is around Rs 9 Crores. It is estimated that his income has jumped by 40% in the past years. The car collection of the cricketer is quite small but he owns a few of the best luxury cars in the world. The collection includes BMW 530d M-Sport, Audi Q3, and CBR bike.

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