Bhuvneshwar Kumar will play essential position in T20 World Cup, his workload administration essential, says VVS Laxman
New Delhi: Former India cricketer VVS Laxman feels Bhuvneshwar Kumar will play an important position in India’s T20 World Cup marketing campaign later this 12 months and the pacer’s workload administration must be prioritised.
Bhuvneshwar returns to the T20 squad after an extended damage lay-off. The senior pacer had suffered a thigh muscle damage throughout final 12 months’s IPL which dominated him out of the league in addition to the tour of Australia.
“I nonetheless really feel nice and comfortable that Bhuvneshwar has regained health as a result of he is such an essential bowler, particularly in white-ball cricket for India,” Laxman mentioned on Star Sports activities’ ‘Cricket Related’.
“Other than Jasprit Bumrah, if there’s anybody in that Indian bowling line-up who has received the expertise of bowling not solely with the brand new ball but additionally on the demise.
“He’s such an essential member, we’ve got to take care of Bhuvneshwar Kumar the quick bowler as a result of he can be enjoying a vital position, come November when the World Cup will occur,” Laxman added.
India’s greatest white-ball exponent at his peak kind, the Uttar Pradesh seamer final performed a T20I in December 2019.
“For him to be 100 per cent match, I believe a variety of precedence and prominence needs to be given to handle the workload and the damage of Bhuvneshwar Kumar.”
Laxman does not count on Bhuvneshwar to function in additional than two video games within the five-match sequence in opposition to England, beginning in Ahmedabad on Friday.
“I hope that he does not play all of the 5 matches. I believe he will be rested in between.”
On the batting entrance, Laxman backed wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul over Shikhar Dhawan to open the innings alongside Rohit Sharma.
“It is going to be a tricky query, so far as the number of the second opener is worried. There is no doubt about that as a result of Rohit Sharma is an automated selection in white-ball cricket.
“I’ll nonetheless go along with KL Rahul as a result of over the previous few months and years, I believe the Indian workforce administration went with KL Rahul as a gap batsman and he has carried out rather well in that place.”
Regardless of good IPL and Vijay Hazare campaigns in the previous few months, Dhawan is anticipated to be the reserve opener within the sequence.
“You could have somebody as skilled as Shikhar Dhawan, who will be the backup opener in case one among these openers Rohit Sharma/KL Rahul will get injured or lose their kind,” he added
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