In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, the match against Bangladesh is very special for Team India’s most experienced bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Not only can he make a unique record in this match, but he also has a chance to surpass his fellow player Bumrah.
9-9 maidens have been thrown by Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar –
Talking about T20I cricket, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is currently tied with Jasprit Bumrah with 9 maiden overs. After bowling another maiden over, he will reach number one in this case and will leave his fellow player behind.
Bhuvi equaled Bumrah’s record by bowling two back to back maiden overs against the Netherlands. Apart from Bhuvi, the bowlers who have bowled two back to back maiden overs in the T20I World Cup are England bowlers Graeme Swann (2012), Nuwan Kulasekara (2014) and Rangana Herath (2014).
This bowler has this record in T20Is –
Talking about T20I cricket, the record of bowling the most maiden overs is in the name of West Indies spin bowler Sunil Narine. He has bowled the most 27 maiden overs in T20I cricket.
Shakib Al Hasan is at number two in this list with 23 medal overs. Samuel Badree (21) at number three and Bhuvneshwar Kumar at number four with 20 wickets. In this list, Jasprit Bumrah is at number six with 19 wickets.
Team India certainly has the upper hand in the match against Bangladesh in Adelaide, but considering the upturn in this World Cup so far, Team India will not make the mistake of taking Bangladesh lightly. Leaving the form of KL Rahul, Team India’s batsmen are in good rhythm. Especially the way Suryakumar Yadav is batting is amazing.