On Saturday, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who will soon join the SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) squad in Chennai in preparation for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, sent a message to the ‘Orange Army.’ “I’m looking forward to getting out of quarantine as soon as possible. And it’s either orange or nothing for me “In a video posted to Twitter, Bhuvneshwar said. After the series against England, the pacer decided to take a break. His quarantine will end on Friday, April 11, two days before SRH’s first match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 27, 2021
Due to injury, SRH lost Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the first half of the IPL season last year. T Natarajan, who filled in for Bhuvneshwar when he was unavailable, will now be expected to form a lethal combination with his senior international colleague.
The SRH pace attack will be led by Bhuvi. In the limited-overs series against England, he made a brilliant comeback from injury. In his first ODI series since August of this year, the 31-year-old took six wickets in three games to help India win the series.
Bhuvneshwar is also considered a strong contender for the Purple Cap this season. Former Indian cricketer and commentator Aakash Chopra said in a video posted on his Facebook page that fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are likely to end up with the most wickets this season.
Under David Warner’s leadership, the Hyderabad-based team competed in the IPL 2020. They qualified for the playoffs, but were defeated by the Delhi Capitals (DC).