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IPL Stats: 3 best spells by Kuldeep Yadav in IPL history

Sujith M
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542   //    12 Feb 2019, 11:12 IST

Kuldeep Yadav has become one of the best spinners in the world
Kuldeep Yadav has become one of the best spinners in the world

Kuldeep Yadav is one of the best wrist spinners in limited-overs cricket in the world right now. He is currently the World No.2 bowler in T20I rankings, only behind the Afghanistan sensation Rashid Khan.

Kuldeep was exceptional for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2018 with 17 wickets at an economy rate of 8.14. In 31 IPL games, the 24-year-old has picked up 35 wickets. He has improved a lot in the past couple of years and consistently picked up wickets in domestic and international cricket.

He has produced some brilliant spells in the Indian Premier League in his short but impressive career. He tormented batsmen with his variations and was hugely successful for KKR last season.

Here in this article, we take a look at the 3 best spells by Kuldeep Yadav in IPL history.


#3) 3-35 vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016

Kuldeep Yadav was impressive in his debut campaign with six wickets from just three games
Kuldeep Yadav was impressive in his debut campaign with six wickets from just three games

In a knockout game against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2016 at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Kuldeep Yadav produced one of the best spells of his IPL career. Though Knight Riders lost the game, Yadav was instrumental in restricting a star-studded Sunrisers batting line-up for 162.

He started with the wicket of David Warner as he bowled him for 28. Mind you, it was the David Warner who amassed 842 runs that season. He then dismissed a well-set Moises Henriques for 31. The Australian was caught and bowled by the 24-year-old. He came back late in the innings to dismiss Ben Cutting for a golden duck as Uthappa completed a good stumping.

Kuldeep Yadav finished with three for 35 in the match but could not prevent his side from losing the game. He played only three games in IPL 2016, but picked up an impressive six wickets. And that, was just the beginning.

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