IPL 2018
IPL 2018: Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Miss David Warner
By CricShots - Apr 4, 2018 10:26 am
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From past 2-3 editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL), David Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been two pillars for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). While Warner won the Orange Cap twice in last three seasons, Bhuvi, on the other hand, won the Purple Cap in the previous two editions and is most successful Indian pacer in the tournament.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar and David Warner

Warner’s ban from IPL 2018 will surely affect SRH’s performance badly and talking about the same to Mail Today, Bhuvneshwar said, “Of course, we will miss him. A batsman like him can single-handedly win you matches. You always want someone like him and he was playing so well as a batsman and as a captain. His replacement [Alex Hales] is also good, but it will not be easy to fill his shoes.”

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Though Warner’s absence as a batsman will be a huge void to fill, Bhuvi reckons Williamson is capable enough to lead the team to glory. He said, ”He’s a superb captain. We know how good he has been for New Zealand in the past few years. He is a calm guy and knows what he is doing as a skipper. Last season, he helped Warner a lot. The management gave him the opportunity, and everyone trusts him, so I am sure he’ll do a good job.”

Bhuvneshwar Kumar during IPL 2017

In February 2018, Bhuvnehswar entered the A+ grade contract from the BCCI which clearly indicates that he is bowling spearhead of the Indian team across formats. Describing the same, the talented pacer said that he is happy with the improvements he had been able to make in his bowling since his debut. He also accepted the fact that his bowling pattern is changed now as he has more pace now and because of that he is pretty much satisfied with the progress.”

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With Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Bipul Sharma, SRH is loaded with quality spin-bowling all-rounders and Bhuvi reckons that spinners will be the key contributors in this year’s campaign.