|Date of Birth||
December 14, 1994
Left Arm Unorthodox Spinner
India, Central Zone, India A, India Under-19s, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Uttar Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh Under-19s
Kuldeep Yadav is an Indian cricketer who plays for the national team since 2017 and represents the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Team at domestic level. This Kanpur-based cricketer pursued a cricket career because of his father persistence.
He was coached by Kapil Pandey in his starting period and wanted to bowl like his inspirations Wasim Akram and Zaheer Khan. At the beginning of his training period, Kuldeep Yadav tried to becoming a left-arm-seamer. Later, his skilled coach insisted him to become a chinaman bowler after witnessing his unusual talent.
He has some unique bowling style like the turn and variation with unorthodox spin and wrist-spin, etc. This left-armed batsman gradually became left-arm chinaman bowler of the country with the perfect training session with his coach. He started his cricket career with a shiny performance in Under-19 World Cup in 2014 where he was the highest wicket-taker. After that, in 2016 Duleep Trophy tournament, Kuldeep Yadav shone once again to the utmost with his unique chinaman style.
He is most appreciated for his cunning ability to deceive batsmen with his length & style coupled with the smartness of use width of crease. This talented bowler had started his IPL career with Mumbai Indians in 2012 but couldn’t make a desirable place. Later on, he was bought by the KKR team in 2017 and gradually started showing his quality with this team after a few tries.
Debut Test Match: at Galle International Stadium Vs Australia on 25th of March in 2017
Debut ODI Match: at Port of Spain Stadium Vs West Indies on 23th of June in 2017
Debut T20I Match: at Sabina Park Stadium Vs West Indies on 9th of July in 2017
Debut IPL Match: He made his IPL debut in 2012 with Mumbai Indians then, moved to the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2017 till date.
He has taken 24 wickets in 6 matches in just 2 test career at an average of 24.12 and including 2 five-wicket hauls (as on April 30, 2019)
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Hat-trick in his second ODI match (vs Australia in 2017)