Bhuvneshwar Kumar is not part of India’s WTC final squad; check out Twitter reaction
BCCI announced India’s Squad for World Test Championship Final against New Zealand. The absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar from the squad is concerning everyone. let us explore some of the Possible reasons for him not being selected for the test squad.
On Tuesday BCCI announced the test squad of the Indian Team. The squad will play World Test Championship Final against New Zealand. The same team will play a five-match series against England.
The team had all the speculated players but the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar is concerning everyone. Bhuvneshwar is known for his swing and his swinging capability may have helped Team India a lot in English Conditions.
In his last test Against England back in 2014 Bhuvneshwar won Man of The Series taking 19 wickets in 5 test matches. Along with this, he scored 247 runs that included 3 half Centuries.
ICYMI – A look at #TeamIndia's squad for the inaugural ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final and the five-match Test series against England. 👇
Standby players: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Arzan Nagwaswalla pic.twitter.com/17J050QVT3
— BCCI (@BCCI) May 7, 2021
Possible Reasons for Bhuvneshwar’s exclusion
Bhuvneshwar played his last test Match more than 3 years ago during the tour of South Africa. Even though the exact reasons for his exclusions are still unknown from the BCCI’s point of view.
But it is being said that his fitness has also been a concern for the past few years. To add to this he also missed a couple of matches in IPL 2021 due to an injury. But it’s not sure that this would have affected the selector’s decision or not.
Since India has not played any test in between and the last test matches India played were during Australia’s tour and against England at home. In both of these tests team, India performed brilliantly. So it was unlikely to change India’s bowling line up by Adding Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Twitter Reactions after Bhuvneshwar’s absence in the test squad
— CricketNext (@cricketnext) May 7, 2021
— India Our Home (@IndiaOurHome1) May 7, 2021
Bhuvi subject to fitness should have found a place in the squad. Just feel he was needed in these conditions. Good squad otherwise. Feel bad for Kuldeep as well. In recent times he has missed out. #bcci #
— Mikkail Vaswani (@MikkhailVaswani) May 7, 2021