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Details about Kuldeep Yadav, the Indian Cricketer

Details about Kuldeep Yadav, the Indian Cricketer

Details about Kuldeep Yadav, the Indian Cricketer: Kuldeep Yadav was born on the 14th of December 1994. He is an Indian international cricket player.
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Details about Kuldeep Yadav, the Indian Cricketer: Kuldeep Yadav was born on the 14th of December 1994. He is an Indian international cricket player. He plays for the Indian National team and for Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket.

Yadav was signed by the Delhi Capitals to play in the 2022 Indian Premier League. He has performed for the India Under-19 cricket team.

On 18 December 2019, Kuldeep became the first bowler for India to take two hat-tricks in international cricket. This hat-trick was obtained in a match against the West Indies.

On 17 January 2020, Yadav became the fastest spin bowler for the Indian team. He achieved this in the second ODI against Australia. He took 100 wickets in ODI cricket, in his 58th innings.

He is a dewy-eyed aspiring left-arm fast bowler. Kuldeep joined an academy in Kanpur with big dreams of becoming the next Zaheer Khan for India. Kuldeep and his coach Kapil Pandey soon realized that his talents didn’t align with the task. Consequently, he took up Robert Frost’s ‘road less traveled’ – slow left-arm unorthodox, or chinaman.

Kuldeep belongs to a rare breed of chinaman bowlers in the modern day. Yadav had revived the art out of its grave with a few other young chinamen.

He set the 2014 Under-19 World Cup to come alive by becoming India’s leading wicket-taker in the tournament. He went on to add the distinction of becoming the first Indian bowler to take a hat-trick.

Kuldeep got exposure in the 2016 Duleep Trophy. Yadav once again bamboozled the batsmen. He brought the tournament to an end with 17 wickets in three matches. He played a major role in leading the Indian Cricket team to the final of the tournament.

Despite having limited opportunities, his traditional guile and unconventional style gained recognition at the national level. He displayed enough performances of substance to be added to the Indian squad. He found his place in the team for the home Tests against Australia in 2017.

He was given the coveted Test cap by wrist spin wizard Anil Kumble in Dharamsala. He replaced Virat Kohli to fox the experienced Australian batsmen. The Aussies were clearly caught by surprise by the selection. Yadav landed with four wickets on debut. He laid the platform for the Indian win as the Border-Gavaskar trophy returned to India.

Yadav was soon called up for his ODI. His ODI was during the tour of the West Indies in mid-2017. Yadav became the joint highest wicket-taker on this tour. But he was overlooked in the first three ODIs in Sri Lanka.

He finally returned in the final two matches. He made a statement against the Aussies. Yadav emerged with a hat-trick against them.

Kuldeep Yadav is not the world’s fittest athlete. But Kuldeep is an evolved bowler. Kuldeep went on to learn the tricks of the trade soon. He exhibited his application very well. His extraordinary performance was in the ODI leg of the tour of South Africa in early 2018. Yadav used his stock ball effectively to run through the best limited-overs batting line-ups in the world. He used his enigmatic googly that even the most accomplished batters failed to face.

Yadav has the ability to deceive the batsmen in the air. He possesses the cunning ability to use the width of the crease. He retains all the elements to lead a potential chinaman revolution having resurrected a dying art.

IPL for Yadav

Yadav was given an Indian Premier League contract in 2012. He was handed this by the Mumbai Indians. But he was not included in the playing XI in his debut season. This was unfortunate even when he made headlines for beating Sachin Tendulkar with his googly in practice. He was acquired by the Kolkata Knight Riders two years later. But he still did not play a game.

In IPL 2016, Kuldeep finally got the chance. He played for the KKR franchise and didn’t disappoint. The slow-left-arm bowler took 6 wickets from 3 games. But Brad Hogg’s performance limited his chances. He was retained in KKR for 40 lakhs ahead of the 2017 IPL. KKR invested more in their potent weapon. Kuldeep did not fail to shine. He took 12 wickets from 12 games. The year 2018 saw him climb up to reach the international level. In the IPL he created ripples. Kuldeep got his first award – the Man of the Match award in an IPL game. Against RR, Kuldeep took 4 wickets for 20 to script a fine win for KKR.

Batting Career Summary

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test78054266.7518529.1900060
ODI6622121231912.319662.76000100
T20I2543432343.04889.5800020
IPL5918111051615.012782.6800082

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test7121063620265/576/1193.523.8540.8820
ODI6664352830841096/256/255.2428.2932.3710
T20I2524537617445/245/246.8914.0212.210
IPL595711941655614/144/148.3227.1319.5700

Debut/Last Matches

Test Matches

Debut

India against Australia at Dharamsala – March 25th – 28th, 2017.

Last

India against England at Chennai – February 13th – 16th, 2021.

ODI Matches

Debut

West Indies against India at Port of Spain – June 23rd, 2017.

Last

India against West Indies at Ahmedabad – February 11th, 2022.

T20I Matches

Debut

West Indies against India at Kingston – July 09th, 2017.

Last

India against West Indies at Lauderhill – August 7th, 2022.

FC Matches

Debut

Central Zone against North Zone at Mohali – October 22nd – 25th, 2014.

Last

India against England at Chennai – February 13th – 16th, 2021.

List A Matches

Debut

Railways against U. Pradesh at Nagpur – November 7th, 2014.

Last

India against West Indies at Ahmedabad – February 11th, 2022.

T20 Matches

Debut

U. Pradesh against Vidarbha at Nagpur – March 31st, 2014.

Last

India against West Indies at Lauderhill – August 7th, 2022.

Recent Matches

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
India against West Indies0*3/1207-Aug-2022LauderhillT20I # 1726
Capitals against Mumbai1*1/3321-May-2022WankhedeT20
Capitals against Punjab Kings2*2/1416-May-2022DY PatilT20
Capitals against Royals0/2011-May-2022DY PatilT20
Capitals against Super Kings50/4308-May-2022DY PatilT20
Capitals against Sunrisers1/4005-May-2022BrabourneT20
Capitals against Super Giants16*0/2901-May-2022WankhedeT20
Capitals against KKR4/1428-Apr-2022WankhedeT20
Capitals against Royals0*0/4022-Apr-2022WankhedeT20
Capitals against Punjab Kings2/2420-Apr-2022BrabourneT20

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