Kuldeep Yadav - The Rising Underdog

Kuldeep Yadav is one player who has been consistent with his performance and has proven to be a pivotal part of Team India. Though Kuldeep Yadav's profile lists him as a left-arm leg-spin bowler, growing up, he wanted to follow the footsteps of his two ideals, Wasim Akram and Zaheer Khan and become a left-arm seamer. But after looking at the turns and variations in his bowling style, his coach Kapil Pandey suggested him to go for a left-arm leg-spin. This decision has since yielded good results for the young player. Read on to know more interesting facts about Kuldeep Yadav before you add him in your team.

Kuldeep Yadav Personal Details:

Name Kuldeep Yadav
Date of Birth 14 December 1994
Birthplace Kanpur
Height 5 ft 6 Inches
Playing Role Right Handed Batsman / Right Arm Fast Medium Bowler
Spouse Left Arm Unorthodox Spin Bowler
ICC Rankings-
Test 45
ODI 12
T20 13

Kuldeep Yadav - Early life

Born on 14 December 1994, this 24-year-old is one of the youngest players in the Indian national team. Kuldeep Yadav’s dream to play for team India came true because of his dad, who respected his aspirations and helped him train under coach Kapil Pandey. This was his first step towards becoming one of the best Indian bowlers that he is today.

Kuldeep Yadav - International Career

Kuldeep Yadav’s dream of playing Team India came true in the year 2017. Though he was selected in the team in 2014, it took three years to make his debut in the Test Cricket. Read on to know some of the exciting facts about Kuldeep’s international career.

  1. In his first test match against Team Australia in 2017, Kuldeep managed to take 4 wickets in the first innings, becoming the third chinaman bowler (left-arm leg-spin) to take four wickets in his debut match.
  2. During a match against 2019 Australia tour, he became the first left-arm chinaman bowler to take down five wickets in the country in 64 years.
  3. He is the second Indian bowler to claim five-wicket haul in all three formats of cricket, after Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Kuldeep Yadav - Indian Premier League Career

Though Kuldeep Yadav was bought by Mumbai Indians in the 2012 season, it didn’t lead up to his IPL debut. His IPL debut came in the 2014 IPL season, when he switched to Kolkata Knight Riders. For more such facts about Kuldeep Yadav in IPL, read on.

  1. In the 2017 edition of the IPL, he got a chance to play in 12 matches, where he managed to take 12 wickets.
  2. In the following year, Kuldeep Yadav took 17 wickets in 16 matches, the most number of wickets taken by him in one season.
  3. He also had one four-wicket haul in the 2018 season. His career best bowling record came in a match against Rajasthan Royals.

Kuldeep Yadav Career Stats

Format Matches Innings Balls Bowled Runs Wkts BBM Econ Avg Strike Rate 5W 10W
Test 6 10 989 579 24 6/119 3.51 24.12 41.21 2 0
ODI 57 55 3012 2510 99 6/25 5 25.35 30.42 1 0
T20I 20 20 453 537 39 5/24 7.11 13.77 11.62 1 0
IPL 40 39 824 1144 39 4/20 8.33 29.33 21.13 0 0

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