Cricket World Cup 2019: Bhuvneshwar Kumar dreaming of Lord's final glory with India

Sudhir Gupta 16:35 03/06/2019
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Bhuvneshwar is aiming to make the Lord's final with India.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is hoping to make further history at Lord’s with team India when the 2019 ICC World Cup final is held at the iconic venue on July 14.

The India seamer has fond memories at the historic cricket ground in London having led India to a famous Test victory over England at the venue in 2014.

The 29-year-old became only the 12th Indian bowler to get his name on the Lord’s honours board in 2014 when he returned with figures of 6-82 in the first-innings against England in 2014. He also chipped in with a valuable 52 with the bat in the match which MS Dhoni and his men would famously go on to win by 95 runs.

Now, the seamer is hoping to create a different kind of history at the venue for Virat Kohli and his men in the ongoing World Cup.

“I’ve been here two or three times but I always like coming back to play in England,” Bhuvneshwar was quoted as saying by AFP.

Bhuvneshar led India to victory in the Lord's Test in 2014.

Bhuvneshwar led India to victory in the Lord’s Test in 2014.

“It would mean a lot to get to go back to Lord’s for the final of the World Cup.

“Lord’s is always a special place, not just for me but for any cricketer. I have very good memories there, so if we reach the final it will be a very big moment for not just me but for the whole team,” he added.

Bhuvneshwar and India are set to open their World Cup campaign on June 5 at Southampton when they take on South Africa. Kohli’s men are being branded as one of the favourites for the trophy along with hosts England and Bhuvneshwar feels the team is on the right track after its comprehensive warm-up win over Bangladesh.

“We got everything we wanted out of the match; when it comes to batting, bowling and fielding,” he remarked.

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