Bhuvi to visit Victoria Park ahead of Oz tour

India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is likely to spend three to four days at the iconic ground in Meerut with coach Sanjay Rastogi.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is part of a well-rounded pace attack that has shown the ability to regularly take 20 wickets in Test cricket.   -  AP

Before heading to Australia in November, India speedster Bhuvneshwar Kumar is likely to spend three to four days at Victoria Park in Meerut to fine-tune his skills.

Bhuvneshwar, who took swing lessons at the facility early in his career, will reunite with coach Sanjay Rastogi.

READ| Umesh Yadav: A deserving candidate for Australia

“He is currently at the National Cricket Academy. When he comes to Meerut this month, he will spend at least three to four days at the ground,” Rastogi told Sportstar on Wednesday.

The seasoned coach feels his ward doesn’t need any advice ahead of the high-profile tour. “There is nothing new that I should tell him. He should just focus on his line, length and back his strengths. He will also need to plan according to the wicket and the weather,” he added.

The 28-year-old doesn’t let his stardom affect his training at home. “He mixes with the youngsters at the academy, and shares his experience while training with them. He hasn’t changed,” said Rastogi, who shaped Bhuvneshwar – the batsman as well.

READ| India vs WI Test series: A case of missed opportunities

Right before the tour of England in 2014, Rastogi started constructing the batsman in him. He ended up scoring three half-centuries — 58 and 63 not out in Nottingham and a crucial 52 in the second innings at Lord’s. “He has proved himself at every opportunity.”

Rastogi is not worried about the recent lower back injury that Bhuvneshwar had to nurse. “Injuries are a part of the game. You can’t say when it may happen. It shouldn’t bog down a bowler. Many batsmen get injured too.”

Down Under, India will begin its campaign with a three-match T20 series starting November 21.