IND vs NZ 2021: Watch - Bhuvneshwar Kumar Knocks Over In-Form Daryl Mitchell
IND vs NZ 2021: Watch - Bhuvneshwar Kumar Knocks Over In-Form Daryl Mitchell

Indian swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar provided the first breakthrough in the first T20I between India and New Zealand at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

Bhuvneshwar sent back the in-form batsman, Daryl Mitchell, with a peach of an inswinger on Wednesday. Having done excellently in the T20 World Cup, a lot was expected of Mitchell but the Kiwi opener had no answer to Bhuvneshwar.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Daryl Mitchell

Facing his very first delivery, Mitchell tried presenting the full face of the bat but didn’t account for the inward movement. Any amount of swing on offer makes Bhuvneshwar a lethal bowler and he showed why he’s so effective in Indian conditions with the white-ball.

The ball crashed through the gap between Mitchell’s bat and pad to uproot the middle-stump. It was the perfect start for India and Rohit Sharma, who is captaining his first game since being appointed as the full-time captain in T20Is.

Earlier, Venkatesh Iyer was given his debut cap by Rohit. The all-rounder from Madhya Pradesh was brought into the side on the back of his excellent performances in the second leg of the IPL 2021 season held in the UAE.

Venkatesh Iyer Receives His Debut Cap From Rohit Sharma
Venkatesh Iyer Receives His Debut Cap From Rohit Sharma

Senior players Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ravindra Jadeja have been rested for the series in order to manage their workload. While Bumrah and Jadeja will be back for the first Test, Kohli will return to captain in the second Test against the Kiwis.

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Watch Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s perfect inswinger here: