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In the recently concluded T20I series against England, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has pocketed his third man of the series award in the shortest format. In the first T20I game, he bowled a miserly spell of 3 overs in which he conceded only 10 runs, and on top of it, he took the prized scalp of the current English T20 skipper Jos Buttler which proved to be a decisive blow in the game and dented English hopes.
In the second game, Bhuvneshwar Kumar went one better where he scalped the wicket of Jos Buttler again and picked up 3 wickets in total, conceding only 15 runs which turned out to be another fruitful spell. This performance also earned Bhuvneshwar Kumar the man of the match award.
The Indian pace spearhead who has been battling injury and fitness issues off late has come up trumps against the English batters, who have looked absolutely clueless while facing him and his game-turning spells had turned the matches in favor of India.
In T20Is, this was the third man of the series award for Bhuvneshwar Kumar and he joins skipper Rohit Sharma and leg-spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal, on the list. Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked 4 wickets in two games. He bowled 6 overs in total at an average of 6.25 and had an outstanding economy of 4.16.
Most Man of the series in T20I for India:
Virat Kohli is at the top of the list with most number of Man of the Series in T20 internationals. He has 7 awards to his name.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is now second on the list with 3 awards to his name, followed by Rohit Sharma and Yuzvendra Chahal who have two man of the series awards each.