Arun: Bhuvi will definitely be back


India's bowling coach, Bharat Arun, has no doubt that seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, with hard work, will fight his way into the national Test team.

Kumar was India's standout bowler in the five-match Test series away to England last year, taking 19 wickets at an average of 26.36, while he also impressed with the bat lower down the order.

The 25 year-old has however just played in one Test since the England tour, partly due to an ankle injury and not having the same ability to swing the ball.

One of the reasons given for the right-arm bowler's lack of swing lately is that coaches are trying to make him bowl with more pace, but Arun says it is just a matter of time before he gets it all together.

Arun commented: "Pertaining to Bhuvneshwar, there are people who bowl 140 [kmph] and still swing the ball. Bhuvi's USP was swing. He has now definitely put more yards in his pace. But it's only matter of time [before he returns].

"It's not like he's not swinging the ball. He needs to be consistent. With work, he will definitely come back."