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Rohit Sharma Updates about Fitness of Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Rohit Sharma Updates about Fitness of Bhuvneshwar Kumar

The three-match ODI series between India and England is set to begin on Thursday and the first match will be played at Nottingham.

Cricket news: Bhuvneshwar had missed the final T20I against England due to back injury

The top two ODI ranked teams will fight it among themselves to prove who the best is at present. The visiting team has already proved their mettle by winning the series of the shortest format.

They will love to carry the momentum into the ODI series as well but they are currently facing some grave concerns over the fitness of their ace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Bhuvi had not played the T20I series decider game on Sunday due to an injury to his back. He was apparently replaced by Siddarth Kaul, who fared decently in the game.

But ODI cricket is totally a different genre and India will start as an underdog if they miss their new-ball bowler. Moreover the injury of Jasprit Bumrah has already dent a huge blow to the hopes of the Men in Blue.

In the pre-match press conference, Indian batsman Rohit Sharma said that the physio is looking after Bhuvi and he was apparently fine and ready to play the match, but has not given full assurance.

“Bhuvi has obviously come here to train and he’s going to see how the net session goes for him. He’s going to try and bowl and see how he feels. Obviously, the physio and the captain will take the call later once he finishes his training sessions but he looks fine to me as of now. So hopefully he will be ready to take the field tomorrow,” Rohit said when one of the reporters asked Bhuvi’s chances of taking on the field in the first match.

The whole Indian management is currently praying for Bhuvi’s early recovery or else the bowling department will seriously lack experience in demanding conditions. If Bhuvneshwar Kumar is deemed unfit, Siddarth Kaul is the likeliest bowler to replace him in the squad.

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 28 3499 125
2 South Africa 32 3589 112
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 New Zealand 23 2354 102
5 England 36 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 31 2914 94
7 Pakistan 17 1463 86
8 Bangladesh 16 1202 75
9 West Indies 22 1484 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 42 5257 125
2 India 45 5492 122
3 South Africa 34 3842 113
4 New Zealand 41 4602 112
5 Australia 32 3327 104
6 Pakistan 32 3279 102
7 Bangladesh 24 2220 93
8 Sri Lanka 43 3302 77
9 West Indies 29 1989 69
10 Afghanistan 28 1758 63
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2990 130
2 Australia 15 1894 126
3 India 32 3932 123
4 New Zealand 22 2542 116
5 England 17 1951 115
6 South Africa 18 2058 114
7 West Indies 18 2048 114
8 Afghanistan 22 1917 87
9 Sri Lanka 27 2287 85
10 Bangladesh 21 1570 75