IND vs SA Live: Bhuvneshwar Kumar admits poor bowling cost 1st T20 against South Africa, says ‘We will come back in next match’

IND vs SA Live: India vs South Africa Live Updates: A lacklustre bowling performance meant India failed to defend 211 runs in the…

Ind vs SA: With four matches remaining we have chance to win series, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Ind vs SA: With four matches remaining we have chance to win series, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar

IND vs SA Live: India vs South Africa Live Updates: A lacklustre bowling performance meant India failed to defend 211 runs in the 1st T20 against South Africa. Lead pacer in Jasprit Bumrah’s absence, Bhuvneshwar Kumar admits that. He lamented poor bowling. But he believes India will bounce back from that. Follow IND vs SA 2nd T20 Live Updates with InsideSport.IN

“We are aware that we didn’t bowl well in the first match. So we hope to improve, bowl well and level the series. We still have four matches to go, we have matches in hands to bounce back,” Bhuvneshwar Kumar said at the pre-match press conference on Saturday.

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IND vs SA Live: Bhuvneshwar Kumar admits poor bowling cost 1st T20 against South Africa, says ‘We will come back in next match’

IND vs SA Live: Bhuvneshwar Kumar admits poor bowling cost 1st T20 against South Africa, says 'We will come back in next match'

Bhuvneshwar said that it was first-match jitters for Indian bowlers as they came from a break after the IPL 2022. However, he believes India will come back strongly in the rest of the series, starting in Cuttack in the 2nd T20 on Sunday.

“It was the first match of the series and everybody was coming out of the IPL, almost everyone in the team had a good IPL. Everyone knows what needs to be done and things to improve on,” Bhuvneshwar Kumar said.

IND vs SA Live: Bhuvneshwar Kumar admits poor bowling cost 1st T20 against South Africa, says ‘We will come back in next match’

In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar is leading the Indian pace attack in the ongoing five-match series.

India could not defend 211 as the rampaging South African duo of David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen struck half-centuries to hunt down the target with five balls to spare and go 1-0 up in the series.

“There wasn’t any big discussion as anyone can have an off day. As a bowling unit, we had an off day but that’s okay we just want to come back in the next match,” Bhuvneshwar Kumar said.

IND vs SA Live: Bhuvneshwar Kumar admits poor bowling cost 1st T20 against South Africa, says ‘We will come back in next match’

IND vs SA Live: Bhuvneshwar Kumar admits poor bowling cost 1st T20 against South Africa, says 'We will come back in next match'

In the first game, Team India fielded a new-look pace attack in Bhuvneshwar, Harshal Patel and Avesh Khan, but none of them could make an impact against the marauding South Africans. While many pointed fingers at inexperienced Rishabh Pant who failed to utlise bowlers properly, Bhuvneshwar defended him.

“He’s a young captain and it was his first match. I’m sure he will try to do better and improve as the series progresses. Generally, the captain is as good as the team and it’s a team effort,” he said.

“Our bowling did not go off well and let him down. If we did well then you would have hailed his decision-making skills. I’m sure he will do well,” Bhuvenshwar said.

IND vs SA Live: Bhuvneshwar Kumar admits poor bowling cost 1st T20 against South Africa, says ‘We will come back in next match’

The experienced seamer, however, refused to read too much into their forgettable bowling display at the Ferozshah Kotla and expressed optimism about a strong comeback in the second match.

IND vs SA Live: Bhuvneshwar Kumar admits poor bowling cost 1st T20 against South Africa, says ‘We will come back in next match’

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