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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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.


I could bowl with more confidence when Mahi Bhai was behind the stumps: Kuldeep Yadav

July 04, 2020 9:47 pm

Recalling the time under MS Dhoni, the Chinaman said the former captain has been instrumental in shaping his international career.

Prepared well before World Cup 2019 to overcome my failure in IPL: Kuldeep Yadav

July 03, 2020 4:03 pm

Kuldeep Yadav also said that he misses Dhoni's inspiring presence on the field.

'If MS Dhoni plays in T20 World Cup, it would be easier for us': Kuldeep Yadav

May 08, 2020 10:25 pm

With MS Dhoni in a self-imposed sabbatical since July last year, former players like Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev believe that it’s difficult for the former captain to make an international return.

Kuldeep Yadav recalls the moment MS Dhoni lost his cool with him

April 18, 2020 9:09 am

Kuldeep Yadav, who is confined to his home in Kanpur due to the lockdown, narrated the incident which took place during the second T20I between India and Sri Lanka in Indore in December 2017.

Kuldeep Yadav hoping for fine IPL to cement place in T20 World Cup team

March 05, 2020 7:11 pm

Kuldeep Yadav last played a Test in January 2018 against Australia, while his last T20 match was against Sri Lanka in January this year.

'Kuldeep Yadav not bowling lot of overs is affecting his rhythm': R Sridhar

February 07, 2020 2:45 pm

Kuldeep Yadav has been fairly inconsistent in his international outings of late and conceded 84 runs in his 10 overs and took two wickets in the first ODI against New Zealand on Wednesday.

Kuldeep Yadav fastest Indian spinner to 100 ODI wickets

January 18, 2020 12:45 am

Kuldeep Yadav became the third fastest Indian bowler to claim 100 ODI wickets on Friday when he got rid off Alex Carey in the 38th over of Australia's innings in Rajkot.

Few tweaks could help Kuldeep Yadav get out of his white-ball travails, says his mentor Narendra Hirwani

January 17, 2020 9:44 am

Hirwani believes the dip has suffered because of the trajectory. “It’s not as if he is bowling too flat or pushing it through, but the height is less than what it used to be. When the height is less and the speed is less, there isn’t much bite."

Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav wants to re-invent himself after below-par year

January 10, 2020 9:42 pm

The left-arm chinaman bowler was accounted for three sixes and two fours before he dismissed Ali off the final ball of the over. Kuldeep looked broken. He was on his knees and didn’t join the team huddle.

2019 was tough, will try to plan better in 2020: Kuldeep Yadav

January 09, 2020 5:17 pm

Kuldeep Yadav said he has learnt from his mistakes and will work on more variations to surprise the batsmen, who seem to have decoded him.


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.