Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Bhuvneshwar has Gayle's number; India vs West Indies LIVE SCORE: 1st Test, Day 1 - As it happened

Bhuvneshwar has Gayle's numberMohammed Shami bowls on Test debut, India v West Indies, 1st Test, Kolkata, 1st day, November 6, 2013

  • Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is fast gaining a reputation of being a new-ball specialist in Tests. All seven of his wickets have come with the new ball inside 15 overs of an innings. Including Chris Gayle, five of his seven victims have been openers. Bowling in the first 15 overs of an innings, Bhuvaneshwar has taken seven wickets in 45 overs at an average of 21.71. After the 15th over, his effectiveness as a bowler is greatly diminished: he is yet to take a wicket and has conceded 120 runs in 31 overs. His bowling figures in ODIs also tell a similar story: bowling in the first 15 overs, he has taken 23 wickets at an average of 24.65 and an economy of 3.96. In contrast, in 38 overs he has bowled after the first 15 in ODIs, he has taken only four wickets at an average of 54 and an economy of 5.68.

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