According to the former Australian batsman, Bhuvneshwar has performed well in the past and can continue to do so.
A lot of questions are being raised on Bhuvneshwar Kumar ‘s performance after the Indian team ‘s crushing defeat to Australia on Tuesday. Bhuvneshwar spent 52 runs in his four over spell. After this development, former Australia batsman Matthew Hayden defended Bhuvneshwar, saying that he has done well in the past and can continue to do so.
There was a debate on Star Sports show ‘Match Point’ whether Bhuvneshwar Kumar is not capable of bowling in the death overs for India. The biggest reason for this debate is Bhuvneshwar’s bowling in the last three losses to India. In these three matches, Bhuvneshwar bowled in the 19th over, spending 16, 14, and 19 runs respectively.
In this context Hayden backed the Indian fast bowler and said, “I disagree with that, I think he can bowl really well in the death overs. I think that’s his role. I mean obviously But taking wickets in the opening overs is also his role but if your captain wants you to get one or two overs in the end, he is capable of doing that.”
However, there is no doubt that the preparations being made for the T20 World Cup of the Indian team on Tuesday suffered a major setback. In the first match of the three-match T20I series, India had to face defeat despite putting up a huge score. In the match, India’s fast bowlers disappointed the team with their performance and conceded a lot of runs in the last overs.
Overall, the challenge of ‘Mission Melbourne’ is looking even tougher than before. There are major issues that need to be addressed in India’s bowling. The death over has become a major talking point in India’s recent performances. It looks like India has a long way to go to be confident about a successful World Cup campaign.
Further on the show, Hayden also praised Australian all-rounder Cameron Green and said that he is the future of Australian cricket. Green scored 61 runs in 30 balls in the first T20 match and was the player of the match.
Hayden said, “He has been a really valuable player for Australian cricket over the years. He is a great all-rounder. I think he is a huge part of the future of Australian cricket. Didn’t do well but his batting was brilliant.”