India Squad for WTC Final: Bhuvneshwar Kumar miffed with reports, ‘he is not interested in Test cricket’

ICC WTC Final: Bhuvneshwar Kumar tightlipped all his critics after reports surfaced saying he is 'not interested in playing Test cricket'.
ICC WTC Final: Bhuvneshwar Kumar tightlipped all his critics after reports surfaced saying he is 'not interested in playing Test cricket'.

ICC WTC Final: Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar tightlipped all his critics after recent reports surfaced suggesting the 31-years-old is ‘no longer interested in playing Test cricket.’

Bhuvneshwar Kumar took to Twitter earlier today to address the issue and cleared all clouds of uncertainty. Taking to the social media platform, the right-hand pacer wrote, “There have been articles about me not wanting to play Test cricket. Just to clarify, I have always prepared myself for all three formats irrespective of the team selection and will continue to do the same.”

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ICC WTC Finals: Bhuvneshwar Kumar was unceremoniously dropped from India’s squad for the ICC WTC Finals against New Zealand and the Test series against England. While the likes of Ishant and Umesh is there, one big name missing from India’s squad was Bhuvneswar Kumar who unlike all of them is probably the biggest swinger of the crop.

India Squad for ICC WTC Final

Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul (subject to fitness clearance), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper; subject to fitness clearance).

Standby players: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Arzan Nagwaswalla

Where can I watch India vs New Zealand ICC WTC Final in India?

The India vs New Zealand Test Championship finals will be broadcasted by StarSports in India. Fans can watch the live-action of the match on StarSports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD. On the other hand, the live streaming of ICC World Test Championship Finals 2021 would be available on Disney+Hotstar in India. Disney+ Hotstar Premium and Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscribers can watch ICC World Test Championship final live match using Google Chromecast, Fire TV, Apple TV on TV sets.