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Kuldeep Yadav odds

The glorious history of India is filled with many great spinners, but there are not too many like Kuldeep Yadav.

Yadav made history when he became the first chinaman bowler to play international cricket for India and has not looked back since, becoming a weapon in all three formats.

Incredibly Yadav’s story started with him being a pace bowler in Uttar Pradesh, but after a chance suggestion from his coach, who saw spinning potential in his talented player, Yadav was trained in that art of spin and found a different way to fulfil his cricketing dreams.

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About Kuldeep Yadav

Name Kuldeep Yadav
Age 23 (DOB: December 14, 1994)
Born Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Height 168cm
Bowling Slow left-arm chinamn
Batting Left-handed batsman

Yadav was signed by Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2014 Indian Premier League auction and also bowled brilliantly for India in the 2014 U-19 Cricket World Cup played in UAE. Yadav was the biggest success story of the competition for India, despite the side failing to qualify for the semifinals. He led his country with 14 wickets from six games at an average of 16.42. The left-arm Chinaman also took a hat-trick against Scotland in the round-robin stage of the competition.

After honing his craft in domestic cricket, Yada was included in India’s Test squad for one-off game against Bangladesh in 2017. He made an impressive start in Test cricket by taking four wickets against Australia on his debut at Dharamshala Cricket Stadium. He was selected in India’s ODI squad for the five-match series in the Caribbean in June 2017. He finished with eight wickets from five matches at an average of 19.7.

The left-arm chinaman has been impressive in the shortest formats of the game for India. He has taken 12 wickets from eight games at an impressive economy rate of just 7.6 runs an over. Yadav’s wide range of variations has added more potency to the Indian one-day bowling unit and he has turned into wicket-taking option for the side in the middle overs.

Kuldeep became the third bowler for India after Kapil Dev and Chetan Sharma to take a hat-trick in one-day cricket. The left-arm chinaman achieved this feat against Australia in a game played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 21st September, 2017. He also made a big impact in India’s maiden limited-overs series in South Africa. He finished with 17 wickets from six games at an economy rate of 4.62.

Kuldeep Yadav career statistics

Tests ODI T20I T20
Best bowling figures 4/40 vs. Sri Lanka (2017) 4/23 vs. South Africa (2017) 3/52 vs. Sri Lanka (2017) 3/35 vs. SH (2016)
Bowling average 20.77 20.02 18.50 24.44
Highest score 26 vs. Sri Lanka (2017) 19 vs. Sri Lanka (2017) 16 vs. Australia (2017) 16 vs. SH (2017)
Batting average 16.50 11.50 16 10

Kuldeep Yadav teams and franchises

Yadav sat on the sidelines for most of 2014 Indian Premier League while teammates Sunil Narine and Piyush Chawla were preferred as first-choice spinners for the Kolkata Knight Riders. However, he got his breakthrough in 2014 Champions League and was impressive in the competition with seven wickets at an economy of 7.5.

The 2017 Indian Premier League turned out to be Kuldeep Yadav’s best season with the ball for the Kolkata Knight Riders. He played 12 matches for the franchise and took 12 wickets at an average of 28.3. In 2018 Indian Premier League auction, he was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 5.8 crores.

Kolkata Knight Riders will be hoping that Yadav can produce his best with the ball in the coming season of the league.

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