‘Only one name comes to my mind’ - Ashish Nehra talks of Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s absence from South Africa tour
"The selectors should keep an eye on Bhuvneshwar," mulled Nehra.
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After the conclusion of India’s ongoing five-game T20I series against Australia, the side will be preparing for a tough tour to South Africa. It is worth noting that the Men in Blue will face off against the Proteas in a multi-format series consisting of three ODIs, three T20Is, and two Test matches.
Furthermore, this will be the first time that India will have three different captains across formats. KL Rahul will take charge of the ODI squad; Suryakumar Yadav will be leading the T20I squad; and Rohit Sharma will take charge of the Test side.
Seeing the different lineups, almost every player gets their run in the Indian team, and there are rarely any names that will be missing out on playing against South Africa. Speaking of the same, former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra came forward to give his take on the same as well. Nehra also opined that veteran pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar could have been selected as well.
"I am not at all surprised that the selectors have picked three different teams. Pretty much everyone's name has come. There might be hardly any player who is there or thereabouts whose name is not there," Ashish Nehra told JioCinema.
"Only one name comes to my mind, because you are going to South Africa, and you have picked a lot of fast bowlers, and that name is Bhuvneshwar Kumar. I understand that you have other new-ball options, you have Arshdeep Singh, and Mukesh Kumar is playing," he added.
The selectors should keep an eye on him: Nehra
Furthermore, Nehra heaped praise on Bhuvneshwar Kumar and opined that the selectors should keep an eye on the veteran pacer. He stated that his ability in white-ball cricket should not go unnoticed.
"However, if you see all the options, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is an experienced bowler who I would say is still doing well. The selectors should keep an eye on him. They shouldn't forget him, especially when you talk about T20 and 50-over formats,” Nehra said.