Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav's big moment of recognition came in the 2014 Under-19 World Cup for India in which the chinaman becoming the leading wicket-taker for India. He also became the first Indian bowler in the tournament ever to take a hat-trick. The youngster, who further gained reputation for troubling the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar in the nets, was bought by Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2012 season, but he had to wait two more years to get a debut match in

the T20 league. Playing 3 matches for Kolkata Knight Riders, he went on to take 6 wickets at an average of 16.67. After his IPL performance, he found his groove in the 2016 Duleep Trophy in 2016 and took 17 wickets in three matches. His performance seen him getting into the national side and in India's tour of West Indies in 2017. In the same year, he took a hat-trick against Australia in a home series. He further carried on his form in the limited-overs series in South Africa, becoming the leading wicket-taker in the ODIs. In 20 ODIs, he has taken 39 wickets at an average of 20.03.

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Kuldeep Yadav's skill set is the reason behind his rise, says Piyush Chawla

Piyush Chawla, the senior Kolkata Knight Riders spinner, said Kuldeep Yadav never stopped improving and that was key in his rise.

Kuldeep Yadav, Rashid Khan and Yasir Shah are three spinners I enjoy watching currently: Shane Warne

In the past couple of years, the wrist spinners have dominated the white ball space primarily due to their wicket-taking ability but the legendary Australian refuses to buy the argument that finger spinners are losing relevance in limited overs format.


KL Rahul gains a spot in T20I rankings, Kuldeep Yadav drops to fifth

KL Rahul scored 47 and 50 in the two matches and gained a spot in the latest rankings while Kuldeep Yadav dropped to fifth.

India vs Australia: Restrictive approach has cost R Ashwin a place in limited overs cricket, says Matthew Hayden

Matthew Hayden said that over time, batsmen have got used to the flatter trajectory of off-spinners in limited overs cricket which is the reason why they have fallen out of vogue in the shorter formats.

We haven't ousted R Ashwin or Ravindra Jadeja, just made use of our opportunities, says Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav dismissed talks of ousting the senior statesmen R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja and said that they have only made use of opportunities that came along the way.

India vs Australia: Follow anything MS Dhoni says and you will succeed, says Kedar Jadhav on 'Chahal TV'

Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni stitched an unbeaten 141 run partnership to take India to a 6-wicket win in the first ODI against Australia in Hyderabad on Saturday.


How Kuldeep Yadav’s top-spinner can get the new-improved Glenn Maxwell

It would be fascinating to see what Yadav does against Maxwell in Hyderabad. Last year, during an ODI, MS Dhoni had revealed the blueprint for Indian spinners against Maxwell.

Kuldeep Yadav: India's fastest improving all-format bowler

From Shane Warne and Brad Hogg to MS Dhoni and Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav has had an assortment of teachers to look up to. Sandip G on the chinaman who after his fiver at Sydney is being called India's most exciting and fastest improving all-format bowler.

Kuldeep Yadav reveals Shane Warne's contribution to his bowling

Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who had a brilliant outing in India's recently-concluded tours to Australia and New Zealand, credited his success to his idol Shane Warne.

Kuldeep Yadav: I am still living a dream

Since his debut against the West Indies at Queen's Park Oval in 2017, Kuldeep Yadav has been an integral part of India's ODI team and also threw in his hat in the Test arena with his performance in the Sydney Test.

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India register another ODI series win, sixth of 2017

Spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal picked up three wickets each to set up a comfortable eight-wicket win for India against Sri Lanka in the decider.

'Nobody spared' as team India celebrate Kuldeep Yadav, Bharat Arun's birthday

Kuldeep Yadav and Bharat Arun had their birthday on December 14.


Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav light up Pallekele

The Virat Kohli-led Indian team took a mammoth lead of 333 runs against Sri Lanka at the end of third day's play after enforcing a follow-on against the hosts. India in first innings scored 487 runs and later bundled out Sri Lanka for 135.