Following a spectacular campaign at the grandest stages, Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar will continue to lead the bowling attack of the men in blue in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah.
Under the leadership of stand-in skipper Hardik Pandya. Team India will lock horns with the host New Zealand in a three-match T20I series. Leading the pace battery of the Asian giants in their first away assignment after the T20 World Cup 2022, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will hope to script his name in the T20I record books.
The Indian speedster is on the brink of breaking a world record in the shortest format of the game. Bhuvneshwar Kumar only needs four more wickets to achieve a massive feat in T20I cricket. The 32-year-old fast bowler has bagged 36 wickets for Team India in 2022. If Bhuvneshwar ends up taking four wickets in the upcoming T20I series between India and New Zealand, the premier pacer can become the bowler with the most wickets in a calendar year.
Ireland's Joshua Brian Little holds the record for taking the most wickets in a calendar year. The Irish bowler has scalped 39 wickets in 26 matches this year. Bhuvneshwar has taken 36 wickets from 30 matches in 2022. Earlier, Indian pacer became India's all-time leading wicket-taker in the shortest format at the T20 World Cup.
The pacer has 89 wickets to his name in the shortest format of the game. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has featured in 85 matches for Team India in T20I cricket.
The 32-year-old made his T20I debut for the 2007 world champions against Pakistan at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in 2012. Pandya-led Team India will go face to face with Kane Williamson's New Zealand in the T20I series opener at the Sky Stadium in Wellington on Friday.