Kuldeep Yadav wickets: How Kuldeep Yadav redeemed himself in International cricket? Check here

Updated on: Jan 13, 2023 12:21 pm IST

  • Kuldeep Yadav wickets

    Kuldeep Yadav wickets: It’s a rare sight to see a left-arm chinaman playing the game. Over the years we have seen players like Brad Hogg from Australia, Paul Adams from South Africa, Sir Garfield Sobers from West Indies and to name a few. These were some of the greatest Chinaman bowlers ever to play the game, but when we talk about India, there’s no one greater than the Kanpur born lad Kuldeep Yadav.

    India’s very own chinaman Kuldeep Yadav is one of the most impactful white ball bowlers, especially in the middle stages of the game. He is the only Indian bowler in history to scalp not one but two hattricks in international cricket (both in ODIs).

    Not one but two Hattrick’s to cherish

    Kuldeep Yadav achieved his maiden and memorable hattrick against Australia in 2017 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata and followed it up with another one against West Indies in the year 2019 in Vizag.

    The chinaman has ranked himself among the finest bowlers in the world who have taken 2 hattricks in ODIs. Besides Kuldeep, this rare feet is achieved by legends like Wasim Akram (PAK), Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK), Chaminda Vaas (SL), and Trent Boult (NZ). Only Lasith Malinga with three ODI hattricks is ahead of Kuldeep Yadav. Below are his career stats till January 2023,

    M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
    Test 8 14 1279 733 34 5/40 8/113 3.44 21.56 37.62 3
    ODI 74 72 3921 3404 122 6/25 6/25 5.21 27.90 32.14 1
    T20I 25 24 537 617 44 5/24 5/24 6.89 14.02 12.2 1
    IPL 59 57 1194 1655 61 4/14 4/14 8.32 27.13 19.57 0


    Kuldeep Yadav IPL

    Kuldeep Yadav has been playing the Indian Premier League since 2012, but he got his first IPL games after a long wait of 4 years, i.e., in 2016. The left-arm chinaman was picked by Mumbai Indians in the 2012 IPL where he didn’t get a game. 2 years later in 2014, Kuldeep was transferred to Kolkata Knight Riders but had to wait till 2016 to get his first game.

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    His stint with KKR (between 2019 and 2020)

    He made his IPL debut against Mumbai Indians in Eden Gardens on 13th April 2016, and ended up with a solitary wicket from his quota of 4 overs giving away 37 runs. He played only three games that season and picked up 6 wickets. He remained with KKR until the 2021 season on papers, but his last IPL game with KKR came in the 2020 season where he featured only in four games and got a solitary wicket to his name.

    Kuldeep Yadav wickets
    Kuldeep Yadav was reborn with Delhi Capitals in IPL 2022

    His performance was on a slump since the 2019 season and the Kolkata Knight Riders team management were clueless to use Kuldeep. He was benched after 4 matches in IPL 2020 and the 2021 season was taken by knee injury and rehabilitation. Kuldeep, however, got a boon in the 2022 season when he got picked by Delhi Capitals and the left-arm chinaman didn’t disappoint his new franchise as he became the leading wicket-taker of the season.

    Kuldeep Yadav wickets were right on track again as he ended up with 21 scalps for Delhi Capitals in the season. 2022 IPL season was surely a rebirth of Kuldeep Yadav who was once drowning into deep waters, especially between late 2019 till 2021 where he even lost his place in the national side.

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