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 pic.twitter.com/nOxQeILgATICC (@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 pic.twitter.com/MaYyNFtgn2BCCI (@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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IPL 2019: Kieron Pollard in awe of Pandya brothers after MI crush CSK

first_imgKieron Pollard lauded Krunal and Hardik after the Pandya brothers played starring roles in a 37-run win for Mumbai Indians over defending champions Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.Krunal smashed a 32-ball 42 while Hardik blasted an unbeaten 25 off 8 balls and picked up 3 for 20 with the ball to end CSK’s winning streak in the 2019 Indian Premier League. Pollard himself played an entertaining cameo and took a stunning catch to see off Suresh Raina as CSK faltered in their chase of 171.That moment when you pluck out a stunner. Pollard, you beauty #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/fqOuNCFQylIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 3, 2019Kieron Pollard is one of the most destructive batsmen in the T20 format but he has had to bat lower down the order below Krunal and Hardik. But Pollard said he did not mind because the brothers were doing a solid job for Mumbai Indians.”The Pandya boys have been batting well, so being the more experienced guy I have to take the initiative and try to do well whenever I come in,” Pollard told the broadcasters after the match.Pollard said Hardik Pandya has him covered with the way he is batting now.”Hardik is phenomenal. For us it’s just about encouraging him and giving him that opportunity. He practices like that,” Pollard said.Hardik Pandya is adjudged the Man of the Match for his brilliant innings of 25* off 8 deliveries and bowling figures of 3/20 #VIVOIPL #MIvCSK pic.twitter.com/doSW8t1l5tIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 3, 2019Hardik Pandya, who was named man-of-the-match, has played cameos in three matches for MI this season – he made 32 not out against Royal Challengers Bangalore and 31 before Kings XI Punjab before the 25 not out against Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday.advertisementPandya said he was focussed on improving his game and that it was a “fantastic feeling” to contribute for the team.”I was out for injury and then some other controversy award. I would want to dedicate this award to my family because that phase of my life wasn’t easy. Now my only focus is on winning the IPL for MI and the World Cup for India,” he said.Also Read | Mumbai Indians 1st team to win 100 IPL matches, CSK’s winning streak endslast_img read more

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