India vs Australia: Bhuvneshwar gets down to perfecting yorkers in Bumrah’s absence

first_imgIndia vs Australia: Bhuvneshwar gets down to perfecting yorkers in Bumrah’s absenceIndia vs Australia: Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been entrusted with the duty of bowling in the death overs in the absence of Jasprit Bumrahadvertisement Press Trust of India AdelaideJanuary 14, 2019UPDATED: January 14, 2019 14:10 IST Bhuvneshwar Kumar said he has been charged with bowling in the death overs in Jasprit Bumrah’s absence (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJasprit Bumrah has been rested by Team India for the Australia ODIsBhuvneshwar Kumar said he is practising hard to perfect his yorkersIndia face Australia in the second ODI in Adelaide on Tuesday (January 15)Jasprit Bumrah is India’s resident yorker specialist but in absence of Gujarat speedster, the team management has entrusted his new ball partner Bhuvneshwar Kumar to fire in the toe-crushers at the Australian batsmen.Buvneshwar was seen bowling in the nets keeping a shoe at the base of the stumps in order to perfect his yorker ahead of theThe UP seamer, who rarely bowls yorker like Bumrah, is trying to add the delivery in his repertoire in order to avoid getting hit in the slog overs.”The skills (required to bowl yorkers) are also different. I was practising bowling yorkers at the shoes, and I was practising for the end (slog) overs to take wickets or block some runs. This (keeping shoes on the pitch) is something that I have been doing for some time,” Bhuvneshwar told mediapersons on the eve of the second ODI.The seamer said that he wasn’t practising yorkers as he wasn’t playing Test matches and also because the delivery is rarely used in longest format. “I didn’t practice that for almost a month now because in Tests, we hardly needed that. And I didn’t play a match. Going into an ODI or T20I series, you need that (yorker) thing. So I was practising that,” he said.The yorker becomes all the more necessary in the death as ‘blockhole’ deliveries or slower ones work with old balls (two new balls being used in ODIs).”The skills needed are totally different (with new and old balls). You are trying to swing the new-ball and take wickets. With the old ball, you are looking to bowl yorkers or slower balls. But they are both difficult.advertisement”When you are bowling with a new-ball, there are only two fielders outside the circle. With the old-ball, batsmen don’t care how many guys are outside the circle.”Also Read | India treating next two matches vs Australia as knockouts, says Bhuvneshwar KumarAlso Read | Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni hit the nets as India prepare for Adelaide ODIAlso Read | Virat Kohli obliges fans with autographs and selfies at Adelaide. What about MS Dhoni?For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPTI Tags :Follow Bhuvneshwar KumarFollow Jasprit BumrahFollow India vs Australialast_img