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
After an impressive five-wicket haul against Australia in Sydney, India head coach Ravi Shastri had said that Kuldeep Yadav wil be the "no.1 overseas spinner." However, he remains largely out of contention for a place in the XI in the upcoming Test series.
Painting and PUBG keeping chinaman Kuldeep Yadav busy during COVID-19 lockdown
Indian skipper has been criticised for his poor tour of New Zealand where he managed only 218 runs in 9 innings across formats with only one half-century score.
India dominated the game, amassing 649 for nine in their first innings before bowling out the West Indies twice on day three, to take a 1-0 lead.
India outclassed England by eight wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series at the Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
After India's emphatic eight-wicket win against England in the first Twenty20 International, ace spinner Kuldeep Yadav said the accurate execution of his plan helped him bag five wickets in Manchester. "The pitch did not have much turn.
As India start their blockbuster series against England with the opening T20I on Tuesday, former India opener Virender Sehwag believes the pair of wrist spinners - Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal will leave an impact on the pace-friendly wicket in Manchester. Speaking to IndiaTV on Cricket Ki Baat, Sehwag said captain Virat Kohli, who failed miserably on his last England tour in 2014, will score a lot of runs this time. For more sports news and updates: https://www.indiatvnews.com/sports
After cementing his position as India regular in the limited-overs squad, Kuldeep Yadav is now putting in the hard yards to establish his reputation as a classic spinner instead of a mystery one.