My aim is to bowl dot balls, so that my partner can take wickets: Bhuvneshwar

first_img3rd ODI, Brief Scores: India (244/3) beat New Zealand (243) by 7 wickets to take an unbeatable 3-0 series lead. Rohit (62), Kohli (60), Rayudu (40*). (SCORECARD)Bhuvneshwar Kumar is slowly but surely getting back to best as the Indian cricket team are on roll notching up wins at a flawless pace.India won the third one day international by 7 wickets to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the the five-match series.Bhuvneshwar picked up two wickets from 10 overs, giving away 46 runs, as his opening partner Mohammed Shami got the man-of-the-match award for his figures of 3 for 41.Bhuvi was all praise for Shami, saying that he does not feel pressure when bowling in tandem with him.”Did not feel any pressure. I know Shami is in good form with the Test form and he is always good in overseas conditions. Bowling with Shami has been a good experience,” Bhuvneshwar told the broadcaster on their post-match show.For his spell of 3/41 from 9 overs, @MdShami11 is the 3rd ODI Player of the Match #NZvIND (@ICC) January 28, 2019The Indian bowlers have managed to bowl out New Zealand for the third straight time, a feat that was last achieved by a visiting Australian back in 2010.Talking about his plans after the match, Bhuvneshwar said that he wanted to keep things simple and how he handles matters when the India is not playing in swing-friendly conditions.”When it comes to swing, yes I am a swing bowler. But if the conditions are not swing-friendly, I try to bowl as straight as possible to make the batsman make a mistake and give me the wicket,” Bhuvneshwar said.advertisement”We expected Munro to come really hard at us, we had our plans but unfortunately he couldn’t fire much,” he added.That’s 100 wickets between our very own #KulCha in ODIs#NZvIND #TeamIndia (@BCCI) January 28, 2019Bhuvneshwar also stressed on the importance of learning to bowl in different conditions and as a team.”It’s very important for Indian fast bowlers to pick the length to bowl, overseas its different from India. Nowadays wickets overseas are also good for batting. The wrist spinners have done that well too,” Bhuvneshwar said.Bhuvneshwar also talked out his partnership’ with Shami, with has seen the pair snare 11 wickets between them.”It is about partnership, if you bowl dot balls, the other bowler can get the wicket as well. So if the ball is not swinging, my motive is to bowl dot deliveries,” Bhuvneshwar said.Bhuvneshwar has taken a total of four wickets, while Shami is second on the list most wickets in the series so far with seven.Bhuvneshwar also spoke about his understanding with Jasprit Bumrah, who is on a small break after a taxing tour of Australia.”When I bowl with Bumrah, if I bowl the first over, we communicate what is happening with the pitch. We discuss the field placements and all that. Virat Kohli keeps talking to us about this is what the batsman is doing and you can mix up a few things,” Bhuvneshwar said.Also Read | Scott Styris trolls New Zealand after Virat Kohli’s India win ODI seriesAlso Read | India are teaching us a lesson: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson after series defeatlast_img read more

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