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.read more
In the five games he played this IPL season, he took only one wicket.
Kuldeep Yadav missed his fifth game on the trot for KKR, but Morgan has defended the decision to keep him out against MI.
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.
The former Australian all-rounder says Kuldeep would not have any confidence issues going into the 13th edition of the league.
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.
Kuldeep made his Test debut against Australia in 2017 in Pune and was introduced to Warne by then India head coach Anil Kumble.
Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal shared a fun picture with teammates Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav from the 2019 World Cup.
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.
The 25-year-old also believes that he is an emotional person and overthinks about the game.
Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav has said that he wants MS Dhoni to make a comeback to the Indian team soon.
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.
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.
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.
Saqlain Mushtaq has heaped praise on Kuldeep Yadav, stating that the Indian tweaker has done really well in shorter formats in recent times.
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.
The four-match Test series, where India will defend the title, will begin in December at the Gabba
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
Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav has said that he would personally want MS Dhoni to continue playing for the country.
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.
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