Thursday, Dec 01, 2022

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.


India vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI tip-off XI: Sanju Samson unlikely to play, Kuldeep for Yuzvendra Chahal

November 29, 2022 3:07 pm

Lack of bowling options among the specialist batters also effectively mean that Sanju Samson has to once again sit out.

'Kuldeep Yadav is one of the best wrist spinners ... amazing quality to hit repetitive lengths,' R Ashwin raves

October 12, 2022 12:57 pm

Kuldeep Yadav says he is not thinking about the 50-over World Cup as it is far away.

IND vs SA: Focussed on 'process,' Kuldeep doesn't want to clutter his mind thinking about ODI World Cup

October 12, 2022 8:54 am

Kuldeep (4/18) ran through the South African middle-order in the third ODI as India cantered home by seven wickets.

Watch: Kuldeep Yadav cleans out Aiden Markram with an absolute beauty

October 06, 2022 5:54 pm

The ball drifted across Markram and spun back in forcing the Protea batter to take a defensive stance. The ball, however, found a gap between bat and pad and rattled the top of off-stump.

Not afraid of failures now: Kuldeep Yadav

September 25, 2022 9:17 pm

After a long rehabilitation process, he was included in the three-ODI series against West Indies and also replaced injured Washington Sundar in the three T20s against Sri Lanka in February

1st Unofficial Test: All eyes on Sarfaraz Khan, Kuldeep Yadav as India A take on New Zealand

August 31, 2022 7:17 pm

Rahul Dravid's simple philosophy for A team games was to look at creating a solid bench strength by identifying the core players for different positions, rather than thinking about a series win.

I was out for 2 months but team hasn't forgotten what I have done for 2 years: KL Rahul

August 17, 2022 10:06 pm

Just like Kuldeep and Chahar are making comebacks, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, and Mohammed Siraj have been part of the ODI set-up for the last six months.

High stakes for Rahul on low-key tour

August 18, 2022 7:14 am

Zimbabwe may not be expected to pose much of a challenge but stand-in skipper will look for runs, assurance on fitness.

ICC T20 Rankings: Suryakumar Yadav stays no. 2, Shreyas Iyer moves up

August 10, 2022 3:09 pm

Suryakumar Yadav is the best-placed Indian with 805 points in the batting list headed by Pakistan's Babar Azam.

India T20I squad members arrive in West Indies

July 26, 2022 4:00 pm

The five-match T20I series against the West Indies will start from July 29 and will go on till August 7.


India register another ODI series win, sixth of 2017

December 17, 2017 9:19 pm

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

December 16, 2017 6:55 pm

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

Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav light up Pallekele

August 13, 2017 6:17 pm

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.