Kuldeep Yadav Profile: Kuldeep Yadav is a left-arm wrist-spinner, otherwise known as ‘chinaman’ bowler. He is a pioneer as no chinaman bowler of note had been produced by India till his time. He has come up with good performances in all three formats of the game but inconsistencies have plagued his career. There is no doubting his talent though. Check Kuldeep Yadav Test Record, ODI Record, T20 Record, IPL Record, Rankings, News, Career, Age, Rankings Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), IPL 2021
Kuldeep Yadav’s International Debut: Kuldeep came into the Indian side in a very important Test, against Australia in Dharamsala. It was a decider and India bowled first. Kuldeep came up with a very impressive performance, picking up a 4-fer in the first innings.
Kuldeep Yadav’s Test Record: The wrist-spinner has done reasonably well for India in the seven Test matches that he has played. He already has two 5-fers to his name. The problem for Kuldeep is the fact that with Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the ranks, he rarely gets an opportunity to play.
Kuldeep Yadav’s ODI Record: After India lost the 2017 Champions Trophy final to Pakistan, the team management decided to turn to wrist spinners in the ODI format. That’s when Kuldeep got his opportunity and became India’s prime spin weapon in ODIs for a couple of years.
Kuldeep Yadav’s T20 Record: Kuldeep debuted in T20Is on the same tour of West Indies that he made his ODI debut in. Due to the nature of T20 cricket and of wrist bowling, there are ups and downs for the bowler from Uttar Pradesh.
Kuldeep Yadav’s IPL Record: Yadav emerged through the IPL as a very effective spinner. He was part of the Mumbai Indians squad in 2012 but didn’t get to play a game. After a very impressive showing in the Under-19 World Cup, he was purchased by KKR in 2014 and has remained with them ever since.