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Kuldeep Yadav Kuldeep Yadav Height: 5 Feet, 5 Inches DOB: December 14, 1994

With his undefeatable and rare in the continent left-arm chinaman bowling, young spinner Kuldeep Yadav has made a concrete place for himself in the Indian cricket team in a short period of time. Kuldeep was initially a fast bowler but on the perusal of his childhood coach in a cricket academy in Kanpur, he developed himself to become a left-arm wrist spinner, a rare breed of bowlers in India. The Uttar Pradesh-based spinner made his international debut on March 25, 2017, in a Test match against Australia in Dharamsala. Following an impressive Test outing, Kuldeep made his ODI debut on June 23, 2017, facing West Indies at Port of Spain. On the same tour of Caribbean islands, he managed to make his T20I debut on July 9, 2017 at Kingston. He, along with leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, charmed the national team selectors with his mystical bowling and replaced experienced spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the squads for the shorter format of cricket.

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Will Kuldeep Yadav deliver in Australia after dreadful IPL season?

Cricket | Nov 07, 2020, 01:53 PM IST

In the five games he played this IPL season, he took only one wicket.

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IPL 2020 | Morgan defends decision to bench Kuldeep; explains consistent change in batting order

Cricket | Oct 17, 2020, 09:33 AM IST

Kuldeep Yadav missed his fifth game on the trot for KKR, but Morgan has defended the decision to keep him out against MI.

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Ready to unleash special deliveries in IPL 2020: Kuldeep Yadav

Cricket | Sep 15, 2020, 04:10 PM IST

IPL 2019 was the spinner's worst IPL season when he picked just four wickets in nine games at a poor economy rate of 8.66 for Kolkata Knight Riders.

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Kuldeep at top of his game, won't face any confidence issues this time: Hussey

Cricket | Sep 11, 2020, 06:50 PM IST

The former Australian all-rounder says Kuldeep would not have any confidence issues going into the 13th edition of the league.

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'I asked Mahi bhai what to bowl..': Kuldeep Yadav opens up on his ODI hat-trick against Australia

Cricket | Aug 31, 2020, 10:50 AM IST

Kuldeep Yadav is the only Indian bowler to have taken two hat-tricks in ODIs -- against Australia in 2017, and the West Indies in 2019.

Shane Warne like a mentor and friend to me now, says Kuldeep Yadav

Shane Warne like a mentor and friend to me now, says Kuldeep Yadav

Cricket | Aug 13, 2020, 03:17 PM IST

Kuldeep made his Test debut against Australia in 2017 in Pune and was introduced to Warne by then India head coach Anil Kumble.

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'The power of three': Yuzvendra Chahal shares picture with Hardik, Kuldeep from 2019 WC

Cricket | Jul 18, 2020, 09:17 AM IST

Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal shared a fun picture with teammates Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav from the 2019 World Cup.

Have already started preparing for Australia tour, says Kuldeep Yadav

Have already started preparing for Australia tour, says Kuldeep Yadav

Cricket | Jul 03, 2020, 01:35 PM IST

India are currently slated to play three T20Is against Australia in October. Then in December-January, both teams will contest in the four-Test series where India will look to defend the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

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Now that he's retired, it's a good thing: Kuldeep Yadav names the toughest batsman to bowl to in ODI

Cricket | Jul 03, 2020, 01:13 PM IST

The 25-year-old also believes that he is an emotional person and overthinks about the game.

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'We are all missing Mahi bhai, I want him to come back soon': Kuldeep Yadav

Cricket | Jun 29, 2020, 02:29 PM IST

Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav has said that he wants MS Dhoni to make a comeback to the Indian team soon.

'Kuldeep must develop..': Sivaramakrishnan reveals the variation Indian spinner needs to add to his

'Kuldeep must develop..': Sivaramakrishnan reveals the variation Indian spinner needs to add

Cricket | Jun 27, 2020, 04:29 PM IST

Sivaramakrishnan had a word of advice for current spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who was going through a tough time before coronavirus pandemic put a halt on cricket across the world.

Went blank when I was handed the Test cap, reveals Kuldeep Yadav

Went blank when I was handed the Test cap, reveals Kuldeep Yadav

Cricket | Jun 19, 2020, 11:31 AM IST

In the debut Test match, the left-arm chinaman picked up four wickets and played a crucial role as India won the match by eight wickets.

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Don't need to say if I was dependent on MS Dhoni: Kuldeep Yadav

Cricket | Jun 16, 2020, 05:26 PM IST

Since the World Cup last year, when Dhoni last played for India, Kuldeep has played three T20I matches, taking four wickets, and eight ODIs managing 10 wickets.

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He is one of the best spinners at the moment: Saqlain Mushtaq opines on Lyon vs Ashwin debate

Cricket | Jun 16, 2020, 03:51 PM IST

Saqlain Mushtaq has heaped praise on Kuldeep Yadav, stating that the Indian tweaker has done really well in shorter formats in recent times.

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Bowling four hours in nets, trying to get rid of the habit of using saliva: Kuldeep Yadav

Cricket | Jun 08, 2020, 06:59 PM IST

With lockdown restrictions being eased out, and BCCI urging players to start their skill training at the local level, Kuldeep under the tutelage of his childhood coach Kapil Pandey is sweating it out at the local Rovers ground, where he learned all his cricket.

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Ian Chappell reveals major selection headache for Indian selectors for Australia Test series

Cricket | Jun 07, 2020, 07:03 PM IST

The four-match Test series, where India will defend the title, will begin in December at the Gabba 

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Learnt about handling difficult situations from Virat Kohli: Kuldeep Yadav

Cricket | Jun 03, 2020, 03:15 PM IST

The 25-year-old throws light on learning from Kohli, staying indoors in the battle against coronavirus, silencing the foodie in him and most importantly keeping fingers crossed that the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League takes place

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MS Dhoni is very fit, should continue to play for India: Kuldeep Yadav

Cricket | May 08, 2020, 03:25 PM IST

Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav has said that he would personally want MS Dhoni to continue playing for the country.

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Ashwin, Lyon on par with Saqlain Mushtaq, Muralitharan but not suited for ODIs: Mushtaq Ahmed

Cricket | May 07, 2020, 05:41 PM IST

Ashwin (365 wickets from 71 games), Lyon (390 wickets in 96 Tests) and Pakistan's leg-break bowler Yasir Shah (213 wickets in 39 Tests) have won innumerable games for their countries in longest formats only to be found wanting in ODIs and T20s.

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Exclusive | David Warner's dismissal in 2017 Dharamsala Test was my best wicket: Kuldeep Yadav

Cricket | May 04, 2020, 09:58 PM IST

During a live discussion with India TV, Kuldeep touched upon various aspects pertaining to coronavirus lockdown, his practice session during the lockdown and about his career

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