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India’s new ball bowler in One day International and RCB’s strike bowler Praveen Kumar has been on the international arena for quite a time now.
The lad from Uttar Pradesh made his debut for India on 18th November 2007 against Pakistan. He went wicket-less in his first two matches but struck the Bulls eye from the third match of his career where he picked up his career best 4-31 and on the way helping India beat Sri Lanka. The highlight of his career came in March 2008 where he in the second final of the Series vs Australia in Australia, took 4-46 and helped India thump the Aussies in their own den.
Praveen mainly known for his nagging line and length has been a regular face of the Indian fast bowling attack in the One-dayers for almost three years now. But yet he is yet to play his First test match for India.
So what is keeping him off the Radar. His Critics think that Praveen lacks the pace and is just a gentle medium pacer. But young RCB player showed it to the world that with good line and length wickets are not far away. He has delivered whenever his captain has asked him. Praveen’s success has come mainly in India where the conditions are not even ideal for swing bowling. So think about the wonders he can do when the conditions are favouring the swing bowlers. Still the lad has to wait to get his Test cap. It will be interesting to see how long the selectors can ignore his performance.
Ironically Praveen Kumar leads the Indian Bowling in the ICC ODI Bowlers ranking by climbing to 12th position

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PK is a good bowler but the only thing he is lagging is pace:(
dravia on 31 Oct 2010, 05:11 AM
hes a gud bwlr >>>>drs no doubt in it
bt wil hav stp leaking runs
chndrknth on 30 Oct 2010, 05:37 AM
PK is a good swing bowler in the foreign conditions,he is not good enough to bowl in the indian wickets.
maddydravid on 29 Oct 2010, 07:42 AM
PK has often faced the problem of being too flat once the ball loses its shine, which is why he has the tendency of being taken to the cleaners towards the death overs. We haven't seen him reverse the ball as well. A bowler who can pick up wickets only with the new ball becomes unidimensional, and that is something which we simply can't afford in a Test match.

Great talent no doubt but he is still not ready for Test cricket.
Shashank-Kishore on 29 Oct 2010, 05:03 AM
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