Kuldeep Yadav opens up on bowling to Andre Russell: The chinaman bowler disclosed his bowling routine at KKR nets.
There is no hiding away from the fact that India chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav is one of the top-notch limited-overs bowler in the modern times. More than anything, his rare genre of bowling makes him a potent weapon against the batsmen.
In 39 ODIs, Yadav has picked 77 wickets at an average of 20.64, an economy rate of 4.77 and a strike rate of 25.9. In 18 T20Is, his 35 wickets have come at an average of 12.97, an economy rate of 6.72 and a strike rate of 11.5.
In a recent interview with ESPNcricinfo, Yadav termed himself more settled in white-ball cricket. Not feeling any pressure in limited-overs cricket, Yadav laid emphasis on attacking the opposition batsmen.
Kuldeep Yadav at the Eden Gardens in IPL 2018 before today:
vs RCB 3-0-33-0
vs SRH 4-0-23-1
vs DD 3.2-0-32-3
vs KXIP 1-0-13-0
vs CSK 4-0-34-1
vs MI 3-0-43-0
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Jokes Apart. Let’s Salute The Team #KKR For Playing Much Better Than Their Potential Compared To Other #IPL Teams. Gave Fair Chance To Youngsters Like Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana & Kuldeep Yadav. Well Led By Debut Captain Dinesh Karthik.🙏👏 #KKRvSRH #KKRvsSRH #SRHvKKR pic.twitter.com/UrQBTVeTEB
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadejaaaa) May 25, 2018
“If you’re playing with the white ball regularly, it becomes easy to adjust. I’m more settled in white-ball cricket, I never feel any pressure. For any spinner, in ODIs, there’s a limited quota, so you need to attack in that way. You need to challenge yourself every time to perform for the team,” Yadav was quoted as saying.
“I don’t bowl much in the nets”
Perhaps, it is this reason why Kuldeep Yadav has also become a regular for Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders. In 31 IPL matches, Yadav’s 35 wickets have come at an average of 24.51, an economy rate of 8.22 and a strike rate of 17.88.
Left-arm spinners with a four-wicket haul in IPL:
Ravindra Jadeja (4)
Yuvraj Singh (2)
S Jakati (2)
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) May 15, 2018
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 15, 2018
Name top 5 Best cricketers who came to Indian National team from IPL:
According to me:
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) January 6, 2019
On being asked if bowling to Windies all-rounder Andre Russell in the KKR nets has made him a better bowler in the format, Yadav put forward a surprising revelation that he doesn’t bowl much in the KKR nets.
“I haven’t bowled much to him [Andre Russell]. I don’t bowl much in the nets [during the IPL] so that I don’t give away too many clues. At the Indian nets, I do, but otherwise I prefer sticking to my drills and doing single-wicket bowling.
“I hardly bowl five overs and then move over to nets and just bowl at the stumps. Once I feel comfortable, I follow my drills,” Yadav added.