Kuldeep Yadav

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Kuldeep Yadav
Personal information
Full name Kuldeep Yadav
Born (1994-12-14) 14 December 1994 (age 23)
Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, India
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Slow left-arm chinaman
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 288) 26 March 2017 v Australia
Last Test 9 August 2018 v England
ODI debut (cap 217) 23 June 2017 v West Indies
Last ODI 17 July 2018 v England
ODI shirt no. 23
T20I debut 9 July 2017 v West Indies
Last T20I 6 July 2018 v England
T20I shirt no. 23
Domestic team information
Years Team
2012 Mumbai Indians
2014-2018 Kolkata Knight Riders (squad no. 23 (formerly 18))
2014-present Uttar Pradesh
Career statistics
Competition Test FC ODI T20I
Matches 2 24 21 12
Runs scored 33 756 23 16
Batting average 16.50 28.00 11.50 16.00
100s/50s -/- 1/5 -/- -/-
Top score 26 117 19 16
Balls bowled 348 4613 1036 174
Wickets 9 90 45 24
Bowling average 20.77 31.87 17.91 13.20
5 wickets in innings 0 3 1 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 4/40 6/79 6/25 5/24
Catches/stumpings 1/- 11/- 2/- 1/-
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 9 August 2018

Kuldeep Yadav (born 14 December 1994) is an Indian cricketer who plays for India and for Uttar Pradesh in domestic. A slow left-arm chinaman bowler, he played for India Under-19 cricket team in the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup where he took a hat-trick against Scotland. He is the first Chinaman bowler of Indian National Cricket Team.

Domestic career

He was a member of the Mumbai Indians squad in 2012 and signed up by the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014 whom he represented at the 2014 Champions League Twenty20.

In January 2018, he was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2018 IPL auction.[1]

International career

On October 2014 chinaman bowler entered into Indian team but he made his debut 3 years later on 25 March 2017 in a test match against Australia.

On September 21, 2017, he became the third bowler for India to take a hat-trick in an ODI after Chetan Sharma and Kapil Dev. He took a hat-trick at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, against Australia, on 21 September 2017.[2][3]

He was selected in Indian cricket team to play against West Indies in October 2014 but did not appear in any of the matches.[4] In February 2017 he was added to India's Test squad for their one-off match against Bangladesh.[5] He made his Test debut for India against Australia on 25 March 2017, at the Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, taking four wickets in the first innings.[6] Kuldeep Yadav is the first Slow-left-arm chinaman bowler to represent India national cricket team in Test cricket. He is also only the third chinaman bowler in Test cricket to take four wickets on debut. The others are Australian Chuck-Fleetwood-Smith (4/64) against South Africa and Sri Lanka's Lakshan Sandakan (4/58) against Australia.

In June 2017, he was named in India's squad for a limited overs tour to the West Indies.[7] He made his One Day International (ODI) debut for India against the West Indies on 23 June 2017.[8] However, during this game, he was unable to bowl a single delivery as the game ended with no result due to rain during the first innings while India was batting. He was ultimately able to bowl in the next match of the series, where he took three wickets.[9] He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for India against the West Indies on 9 July 2017.[10]

On 3 July 2018, Kuldeep Yadav took his first fifer in a T20I and also became the first left arm chinaman bowler to take 5 wickets (5-fer) in a T20I while conceding just 24 runs in 4 overs during the 1st T20I against England, in fact he also became only the third Indian after Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to take a five wicket haul in a T20I.[11][12] On 12 July 2018 during the first ODI against England, he grabbed his maiden five wicket haul in an ODI and also set a new record for registering the best bowling figures by a chinaman bowler in an ODI (6/25) and also surpassed the record of Murali Kartik to record the best ever bowling by a left arm spinner in an ODI innings.[13] He also shattered the record of Shahid Afridi for registering the best bowling figures by a spinner against England in ODIs and also broke Afridi's record for recording the best ever bowling figures by a spinner in an ODI in England.[14][15]


  1. ^ "List of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "2nd ODI (D/N), Australia tour of India at Kolkata, Sep 21 2017". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "Kuldeep Yadav becomes third Indian bowler to pick up an ODI hat-trick". The Indian Express. 21 September 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "Kuldeep Yadav selected in India's squad for West Indies ODIs". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Kuldeep Yadav replaces inured Mishra". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Australia tour of India, 4th Test: India v Australia at Dharamsala, Mar 25-29, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "Pant, Kuldeep picked for West Indies tour". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  8. ^ "India tour of West Indies, 1st ODI: West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Jun 23, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "India tour of West Indies, 2nd ODI: West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Jun 25, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  10. ^ "Only T20I, India tour of West Indies at Kingston, Jul 9 2017 | Match Summary | ESPNCricinfo". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 July 2018. 
  11. ^ "Kuldeep Yadav's hunger for wickets impresses Mohinder Amarnath - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 July 2018. 
  12. ^ "Brilliant Kuldeep and KL Rahul give India a perfect start". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 July 2018. 
  13. ^ "Kuldeep scales new record for left-arm wristspin". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 July 2018. 
  14. ^ "India vs England 1st ODI: Records galore for Kuldeep Yadav - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 July 2018. 
  15. ^ "England v India: Record-breaking Kuldeep Yadav bamboozles hosts". BBC Sport. 2018-07-12. Retrieved 13 July 2018. 

External links

  • Kuldeep Yadav at ESPNcricinfo
  • Kuldeep Yadav's profile page on Wisden
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