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Wednesday, January 22, 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.


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.

Hat-trick vs West Indies my best performance because of pressure on me: Kuldeep Yadav

December 18, 2019 11:19 pm

Kuldeep Yadav endured a slump from the last IPL and after a disappointing World Cup, was dropped for a good four months. On Wednesday, he became the first Indian cricketer to claim two hat-tricks in international cricket.

Kuldeep Yadav becomes first Indian to take two hat-tricks in international cricket

December 18, 2019 8:59 pm

This is the fifth hat-trick for an Indian bowler in ODIs. Chetan Sharma, Kapil Dev and Mohammed Shami are other bowlers with hat-tricks in ODI cricket for India. 

Is Kuldeep-Chahal spin combination the best option for India going ahead?

December 18, 2019 7:49 am

The ‘Kul-Cha' combination no longer remains the definite pick for the Indian team. Since his return to the limited-overs fold, Ravindra Jadeja has managed to provide the required balance.

INDvWI 1st T20I Preview: Big guns return as T20 World Cup auditions heat up

December 06, 2019 12:16 pm

With skipper Virat Kohli returning, and the inclusion of some senior bowlers - Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal - India go into the first T20I vs West Indies on Friday as overwhelming favourites.

IPL 2020 is going to be massive for Kuldeep Yadav: Sanjay Bangar

November 28, 2019 7:23 pm

Kuldeep recently returned to India's T20I squad for the West Indies series after a gap of nine months. He had last played the shorter format against New Zealand in February early this year.

Shahbaz Nadeem called up to India squad for 3rd Test vs South Africa

October 18, 2019 8:05 pm

Spinner Shahbaz Nadeem was added to the India squad for the 3rd Test in Ranchi, which begins on Saturday, after Kuldeep Yadav complained of pain in his left shoulder on Friday.


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.