Bhuvneshwar Kumar is known for his swing. However, he did not appear in color in the first match of the ODI series against Sri Lanka. Some of his deliveries were also wides. But he did not bowl any no-ball. This can be gauged from the fact that he throws very few no-balls. Bhuvi bowled a no-ball in the second match of the ODI series against Sri Lanka. The amazing thing is that Bhuvi bowled a no-ball after almost six years.
In the second match of the three-match series in Colombo, Bhuvneshwar came to bowl the first ball of his third over. Minod Bhanuka was at the batting end. Bhuvi’s foot was ahead of the popping crease. just one inch. Bhuvneshwar bowled a no-ball for the first time since October 2015. Meanwhile, he bowled 3093 balls.
Only 5 no-balls bowled in his entire career
Bhuvneshwar has bowled only five no-balls in his ODI career. Since October 2015, he has bowled 513.3 overs between his two previous no-balls.
Talking about the match, Sri Lanka decided to bat first after toss. Indian team has not made any changes in its team for this match. On the other hand, Sri Lanka have replaced Udana with Kasun Ranjitha.
India: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan Kishan, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Bhanuka Rajapakse, Dhananjay de Silva, Charith Aslanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmanta Chamira, Lakshmana Sanadakan, Kasun Rajita
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (AFP)
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