[caption id="attachment_862058" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-862058" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Bhuvi-Tendulkar-Shami_AFP.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="355" /> Mohammed Shami, who replaced injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the playing XI against Afghanistan, scalped a hat-trick. @AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Cricket icon <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/sachin-tendulkar">Sachin Tendulkar</a> Wednesday picked pacer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bhuvneshwar-kumar">Bhuvneshwar Kumar</a> over fellow speedster <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/mohammed-shami">Mohammed Shami</a>, who took a <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-mohammed-shami-becomes-second-indian-bowler-to-claim-world-cup-hat-trick-860634">sensational last over hat-trick against Afghanistan</a>, when an unbeaten <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/news/">India</a> take on West Indies in their <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019">World Cup</a> game at Manchester Thursday. <p></p> <p></p>The Master Blaster picked 'Bhuvi', as pacer is commonly known, for his sheer ability to trouble swashbuckling West Indies batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Chris-Gayle/news">Chris Gayle</a>. <p></p> <p></p>"It's a great news for India that Bhuvneshwar Kumar is fit. I have seen his body language which showed that he is really confident," Tendulkar told Star Sports. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-semi-final-berth-in-sight-india-look-to-iron-out-middle-order-chinks-against-west-indies-861987">Semi-final berth in sight, India keen to iron out middle-order chinks against West Indies</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Kumar (29) had <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-injured-bhuvneshwar-kumar-ruled-out-from-bowling-in-pakistan-innings-857893">sustained an injury against Pakistan</a> and missed the game against Afghanistan, which India won by 11 runs on June 22. <p></p> <p></p>Shami (29), who was drafted in the team in place of Kumar, took a hat-trick in the 50th over of Afghanistan's innings, becoming just the second Indian, after pacer Chetan Sharma, to achieve the feat in a World Cup match. <p></p> <p></p>"For the upcoming match between India and West Indies, if I had to choose between Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami, I would definitely pick Bhuvneshwar Kumar. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-india-nets-india-nets-bhuvneshwar-kumar-returns-virat-kohli-drilled-by-left-arm-pace-861643">India nets: Bhuvneshwar returns, Kohli drilled by left-arm pace</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"The only reason being, Bhuvneshwar Kumar can bowl to Chris Gayle at the outer angle and that is what makes Chris Gayle uncomfortable. <p></p> <p></p>"I still remember how uncomfortable Chris Gayle was when Bhuvneshwar Kumar was bowling at him in the last Test I played," added Tendulkar, who holds numerous records to his name. <p></p> <p></p>The 46-year-old batting legend played his last of 200th Test, a world record, at Mumbai in 2013. <p></p> <p></p>"I know it will be a little unfortunate for Mohammed Shami but I believe for this game, Bhuvneshwar Kumar should be picked," Tendulkar signed off. <p></p> <p></p>India, unbeaten in the World Cup till now, will take on an ousted-yet-dangerous West Indies in the sixth league phase encounter of the showpiece event.