Asked about India’s plans to bowl to David Miller in the 2nd T20 match against South Africa at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Sunday, Bhubaneswar Kumar answered hilariously. Bhuvneshwar said that if South Africa decide to drop Miller from the next match, he will be a priority, followed by a big laugh at the pre-match press conference on Saturday. Miller was the South African’s record-setting 212-run chase in a two-night series opener in New Delhi. The left-handed batsman scored an unbeaten 64 off 31 balls with five sixes to help South Africa reach their most successful chase in T20Is.
Bhuvneshwar, who excluded Miller in the 18th over of the match, said it was really difficult for the left-hander to bowl considering what form he was on.
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“It’s hard (bowling for Miller). He’s in good form. Main Toh Chahunga South Africa Anhe Drop Cur D Par Vo Isa Karange Nahi (I want South Africa to drop him but they don’t (laughs). He batted well in the IPL, we know his caliber. Bowling for him is a challenge, “he said.
The right-arm seamer, who took the early wicket of Temba Bauma on Thursday but went for a run in death, admitted that he did not rise to the bowling mark in the first match but promised to return strongly in the next match.
“As you said, the bowling was not up to the mark in the first game so we bowled well in the second T20I and we expect to be able to win the series. We have four games left in the series.
“We discussed what went wrong. It was the first match of the series. Everyone is coming out of the IPL and almost everyone on the team has a good IPL. So we all know what to do and what we can improve on. “He added.
South Africa took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
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