The highly anticipated India Tour of West Indies is just around the corner, featuring an exciting month-long cricket extravaganza. The tour includes two Test matches, three ODIs, and five T20I matches, set to occur in July. This tour holds significant importance as it marks the beginning of India’s campaign for the 2023-25 World Test Championship cycle while also serving as a crucial preparation for the upcoming 2023 Cricket World Cup to be held in India later this year.
Who is Mukesh Kumar?
Mukesh Kumar is a 29-year-old right-arm medium-fast bowler from Bihar who has been selected in the Indian Test and ODI squads for the upcoming tour of the West Indies. Mukesh's cricket journey is a quintessential Bollywood coming-of-age story, as he has risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most promising bowlers in India.
Early life and career
Mukesh was born in a small village in Bihar in 1993. He started playing cricket at a young age and quickly showed promise as a bowler. In 2012, he moved to Kolkata to pursue his cricket career. He made his first-class debut for Bengal in 2015 and has since established himself as one of the team's leading bowlers.
Mukesh has been in excellent form in domestic cricket in recent years. In the 2021-22 Ranji Trophy, he took 50 wickets at an average of 21.00, which was the second-highest wicket tally in the tournament. He also took 17 wickets in the 2022 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, at an average of 14.71.
Selection for India
Mukesh's selection for India is a reward for his hard work and dedication. He has been a consistent performer in domestic cricket for many years and has finally been given his chance at the highest level. Mukesh will be looking to make an impact on the upcoming tour of the West Indies and cement his place in the Indian team.
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Mukesh is a tall and lanky bowler who generates good pace and bounce from his deliveries. He is also an accurate bowler who bowls a good line and length. Mukesh's strengths are his pace, bounce, and accuracy. He is also a good fielder and has a strong work ethic.
Mukesh Kumar's training
Mukesh Kumar is a bowler who believes in hard work and dedication. He doesn't believe in spending hours in the gym, but rather prefers to spend more time outdoors bowling in the nets. He believes that the more he bowls, the better he will become.
In an interview, Mukesh said, "I believe the more I bowl, the better I will become. I love bowling in the nets. You learn something every day. The release, the rhythm, the spot around the fourth-fifth stump line. One should do gym also but it can't be our top priority. I always believe that a fast bowler must spend more time outdoors."
This training regime has clearly worked for Mukesh, as he has been in excellent form in domestic cricket in recent years. He will be looking to continue his good form on the upcoming tour of the West Indies.