Kuldeep Yadav Profile, Career Info, Records & Stats

Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav is a left-arm unorthodox chinaman bowler with left-handed batting style. Chinaman bowling style is called a bowler who bowls left-arm unorthodox spin which is known as slow left-arm wrist spin.  Yadav was born on December 14, 1994, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Kuldeep has represented the Indian National Cricket Team in all three formats of international cricket.  He plays domestic cricket and first-class for his birthplace state Uttar Pradesh and represented Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL. 

Yadav made his first international appearance in the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, as part of India U-19 Squad and he took his best bowling figure with a hat-trick against Scotland which brought him into the limelight. Kuldeep took his maiden ODI hat-trick during a 2nd match against Australia on September 21, 2017, at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, and became 3rd Indian to join this elite list after Kapil Dev and Chetan Sharma.

Intl. Cricket Stats

Yadav picked up the wickets of Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar and Pat Cummins in successive deliveries to register his maiden one-day hat-trick. He ended this with his best ODI bowling figure 6/25 and broke Shahid Afridi record as best bowling figure against England on their soil. He took his maiden 5 wickets to haul against England and became first left-arm chinaman Indian bowler and 3rd India after Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to take a five-wicket haul in a T20I.

Kuldeep registered his maiden Test 5 wickets haul against Australia during the 4th Test match on Sydney Cricket Ground on January 6, 2019, in his first Test match on Australian soil. He is the only second after Bhuvneshwar Kumar and 3rd spinner overall after South African Imran Tahir and Sri Lankan Ajantha Mendis to take 5-wicket hauls in all three formats.  On 11th February 2019, Kuldeep ranked at 2nd position in the ICC T20I Bowler Rankings.  In April 2019, he was named in India’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

Kuldeep Yadav Career Stats

Match FormatTestODIT20First Class
Matches 6431830
Runs Scored519220846
Batting Averages8.5013.1420.0024.88
Strike Rate31.6758.47100.0043.65
Balls Bowled9892,2384055,774
Bowling Averages24.1221.1412.9730.01
5-Wickets Haul2116
Best Bowling5/576/255/246/79
ICC Batting Rankings        –     –
ICC Bowling Rankings4175

Kuldeep Yadav Profile

Full NameKuldeep Yadav
Date of Birth14 December 1994 Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Current Age24
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
NicknameChinaman Bowler
T-Shirt No.23
Playing RollBowler
Batting StyleLeft-handed
Bowling StyleSlow left-arm chinaman
Test Debut25 March 2017 v Australia (cap 288)
ODI Debut23 June 2017 v West Indies (cap 217)
T20 Debut9 July 2017 v West Indies (cap 69)
Last Test3 January 2019 v Australia
Last ODI13 March 2019 v Australia
Last T2010 February 2019 v New Zealand
Twitter @imkuldeep18
Instagram @kuldeep_18
Major Teams                         India, Central Zone, India A, India Under-19s, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Uttar Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh Under-19s
Updated: 06/11/2019 — 4:30 pm