Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav

Indian Left Arm Bowl

Personal Information

Full Name Kuldeep Yadav
Date of Birth December 14, 1994
Age 28 Years
Nationality Indian
Birth Place Kanpur
Height 1.68 m
Current Team(s)
Role Bowler / Slow left arm chinaman
Batting Style Left hand Bat
Bowling Style Left arm Wrist spin
Debut March 25, 2017
Jersey No. 23
Family Ram Singh (Father), Usha Yadav (Mother)

Most Recent Matches

Match R BF 4s 6s S/R O R W E/R
IND vs BAN 0 0 0 0 0 2 15 0 7.50
DC vs LSG 0 0 0 0 0 4 33 1 8.25
RCB vs DC 6 10 0 0 60.00 4 52 1 13.00
DC vs RR 5 2 1 0 250.00 4 25 2 6.25
DC vs KKR 35 26 5 1 134.62 4 34 0 8.50

Batting Stats

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Game Type Mat Inn R BF NO Avg S/R 100s 50s H 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 103 37 190 338 18 10.00 56.21 0 0 19 14 0 15 0
TESTs 12 15 191 661 1 13.64 28.89 0 0 40 18 1 3 0
T20Is 35 7 46 59 3 11.50 77.96 0 0 23 2 0 10 0
T20s 156 50 279 323 31 14.68 86.37 0 0 35 23 3 38 0
LISTAs 116 45 244 428 21 10.16 57.00 0 0 25 17 0 17 0
FIRSTCLASS 40 52 1016 2567 6 22.08 39.57 1 6 117 121 7 14 0

Bowling Stats

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Game Type Mat Inn O R W Avg E/R Best 5w 10w
ODIs 103 100 864.5 4370 168 26.01 5.05 6/25 2 0
TESTs 12 22 327.2 1116 53 21.05 3.40 8/113 4 0
T20Is 35 34 123.2 832 59 14.10 6.74 5/17 2 0
T20s 156 153 550 4131 190 21.74 7.51 5/17 3 0
LISTAs 116 113 974.5 4850 189 25.66 4.97 6/25 3 0
FIRSTCLASS 40 68 1251.5 4459 157 28.40 3.56 9/120 8 0

Kuldeep Yadav News

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"You wish a lot that Kuldeep Yadav should play but he won't play" - Aakash Chopra on India's likely XI for 2024 T20 World Cup clash vs Pakistan "You wish a lot that Kuldeep Yadav should play but he won't play" - Aakash Chopra on India's likely XI for 2024 T20 World Cup clash vs Pakistan
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[Watch] Suryakumar Yadav hits a goal with Kuldeep Yadav as goalkeeper; celebrates it with a special gesture [Watch] Suryakumar Yadav hits a goal with Kuldeep Yadav as goalkeeper; celebrates it with a special gesture
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Kuldeep Yadav Videos

5-5 इंग्लिश खिलाड़ियों का किया शिकार... Kuldeep ने अपने नाम किया धांसू रिकॉर्ड | IND VS ENG
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5-5 इंग्लिश खिलाड़ियों का किया शिकार... Kuldeep ने अपने नाम किया धांसू रिकॉर्ड | IND VS ENG
5वें टेस्ट से पहले Team India की पार्टी हुई खराब... टीम से एक नहीं बल्कि 3-3 खिलाड़ी हुए बाहर | IND VS ENG 
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5वें टेस्ट से पहले Team India की पार्टी हुई खराब... टीम से एक नहीं बल्कि 3-3 खिलाड़ी हुए बाहर | IND VS ENG 
जानिए कौन है Team India की जीत के 4 सुपरस्टार... जिन्होंने सीरीज जीतकर मचाया कोहराम | IND VS ENG
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जानिए कौन है Team India की जीत के 4 सुपरस्टार... जिन्होंने सीरीज जीतकर मचाया कोहराम | IND VS ENG
South Africa के खिलाफ 1st ODIs में India की Playing 11 पक्की!...टीम से 5-5 खिलाड़ी बाहर | IND VS SA
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South Africa के खिलाफ 1st ODIs में India की Playing 11 पक्की!...टीम से 5-5 खिलाड़ी बाहर | IND VS SA
Team India की जीत के 4-4 हीरो, Suryakumar Yadav T20I Century, Kukdeep Yadav fifer| IND VS SA
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Team India की जीत के 4-4 हीरो, Suryakumar Yadav T20I Century, Kukdeep Yadav fifer| IND VS SA

Kuldeep Yadav: A Brief Biography


India v Australia: Final - ICC Men's Cricket World Cup India 2023
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Born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Kuldeep started out as a fast bowler at the academy level. But after a considerable period of time, Kuldeep and his coach Kapil Pandey realised that his talents did not align with the task. Seeing his build, the coach advised him to take a major and uncommon turn- to become a slow left-arm unorthodox or chinaman bowling style.


Kuldeep played in the 2015 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, where a hat-trick brought him in the limelight. Kuldeep never looked back after that and has continued to impress on the international stage in all forms of cricket.


After making his debut for India in 2017, Kuldeep Yadav has been a reliable performer in all formats of the game. His match-winning performances in India's 4-1 Test series victory over England recently had a significant impact. In 2017, he made his international debut in a Test against Australia in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. Kuldeep has now played 12 Tests, 103 ODIs, and 35 T20 Internationals, taking 53, 168, and 59 wickets, respectively. Kuldeep currently plays for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2024 season.


Kuldeep Yadav: Along the Years

YearAgeAchievement
201217Played in IPL 2012 for Mumbai Indians
201419Signed by KKR in the IPL 2014 season
201419Took hat-trick in the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup
201722Debuted in the Test against Australia
201722Made his T20I debut against West Indies
201722Took a hat-trick in ODI
201924Selected for the ICC World Cup squad
202227Signed by Delhi Capitals in the 2022 IPL mega-auction
202328Picked in the Indian squad for the Asian Cup
202328Played in the 2023 World Cup



Kuldeep Yadav Records


  • He is only the second Indian other than Bhuvneshwar Kumar to take five-wicket hauls in all three formats.

  • He is the first left-arm wrist spin bowler to represent India in Test cricket.

  • His spell of 10-0-25-6 against England cricket team is the best figures by any left-arm spinner in ODIs.

  • In 2014, he became the first bowler from India to record a hat-trick in the U-19 World Cup.

  • Kuldeep is the first Indian bowler to record two hat-tricks in ODIs.

  • In Test cricket, he is the third bowler to grab four wickets on his debut.

  • He is also the third bowler for India to take a hat-trick in an ODI after Chetan Sharma and Kapil Dev.

  • After Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the third Indian to take five wicket haul in a T20 International.

  • Fastest Indian spin bowler to take 100 wickets in ODI


Kuldeep Yadav Awards and Accolades


4 Man of the Match in the 2022 IPL, the most in that season.
Player of the Tournament in the 2023 Asia Cup


Kuldeep Yadav Career

Kuldeep Yadav is an Indian spinner who plays domestic cricket for Uttar Pradesh. He bowls left-arm unorthodox. During the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, Kuldeep played and became popular for bagging a hat-trick. Since making his debut for India in 2017, bowler Kuldeep Yadav has been a reliable performer in all formats of the game. He made his international debut in a 2017 Test against Australia in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. Kuldeep has taken 53, 168, and 59 wickets in 12 Tests, 103 ODIs, and 35 T20Is since then.


Kuldeep Yadav Domestic Career

In his early years, he was inspired by Zaheer Khan and Wasim Akram and wanted to become a fast bowler. However, on the advice of his coach, he became a wrist-spin bowler. Kuldeep was unable to make it in the Uttar Pradesh’s under-15 team but eventually made into the state team in 2014.


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Kuldeep Yadav IPL Career

Kuldeep was a part of the Mumbai Indians in the 2012 IPL season. In 2014, he was picked up by the Kolkata Knight Riders. In 2018, he was bought back by the KKR for a sum of INR 5.8 crores.


In the IPL, Kuldeep Yadav is the most successful left arm chinaman bowler.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) first brought him in 2016. He first started beside Brad Hogg before taking the veteran Australian's place.


Before being released by KKR, he suffered a knee injury that kept him out of the IPL in 2021 and saw his overall performance decline throughout 2019 and 2020.Following six seasons with KKR, he was picked by the Delhi Capitals in 2022. His most successful IPL season to date was in 2022, where he took 21 wickets at a strike rate of 14.19, placing him in the top five wicket-takers in the tournament,


Kuldeep Yadav International Career

Although Yadav was included in the Indian cricket team for the October 2014 tournament against the West Indies, he did not play in any of the matches. On the 25th of March 2017, he made his Test debut for India against Australia, grabbing four wickets in the opening innings. Yadav is the first left-arm wrist spin bowler to represent India national cricket team in Test cricket. In Test cricket, he is just the third bowler to claim four wickets in his first innings. On the 23rd of June 2017, he played his first-ever One Day International for India against the West Indies. On 9 July 2017, he made his Indian T20I debut against the West Indies.


Yadav rose to the second rank in the T20I Bowlers Rankings on February 11, 2019. He was added to India's Cricket World Cup squad in April 2019. Kuldeep played in the 2023 World ODI Cup as well. Kuldeep Yadav has a distinctive record of having a fifer to his name in every format of the sport.


Kuldeep Yadav ODI Career


India v England - ICC Men's Cricket World Cup India 2023
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In 2017, Kuldeep played his debut one-day international at Queen's Park Oval against the West Indies. He garnered attention in 2017 ODIs as he claimed a hat trick against Australia. When Kuldeep and Chahal were together in the playing squad, they were a formidable combination for India, winning selectors over with their brilliant performances over Ashwin and Jadeja. Kuldeep Yadav finished the 2019 World Cup with six wickets in seven games, which was overall a disappointing performance. He was in and out of the lineup because of a decline in his performance. In 2022, he answered the criticism with an incredible bowling performance, taking 45 wickets at an average of 19.15 in 24 innings.


After Chetan Sharma and Kapil Dev, Yadav became the third bowler for India to record a hat-trick in an ODI on 21 September 2017. At Eden Gardens in Kolkata, he scored a hat-trick against Australia. In the opening One-Day International (ODI) match against England on the 12th of July 2018, Yadav claimed his first-ever five-wicket haul while simultaneously creating a new record for the best bowling figures by a left-arm spin bowler of any kind in an ODI (6/25).


He recorded his strongest Asia Cup performance, taking four and five wickets hauls against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, respectively. In the Asia Cup 2023, Kuldeep was also named player of the series. Kuldeep completed the milestone of 150 wickets in ODIs in 88 matches, becoming the fastest Indian to achieve this feat.


Kuldeep Yadav Test Career


India  v England - 2nd Test Match: Day Two
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Kuldeep Yadav was included in the Test team of India for their single match against Bangladesh in February 2017. On March 25, 2017, he made his Test debut for India against Australia at the Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, taking four wickets in the opening innings. Yadav is the first left-arm wrist spin bowler to play in Test cricket for the Indian national team. He is also only the third left arm spin bowler to grab four wickets on his Test debut.


. In October, 2018, in his maiden test against West Indies, he took his first five-wicket haul in Test and became only the second Indian other than Bhuvneshwar Kumar to take 5-wicket hauls in all three formats.


Kuldeep Yadav recently created history on the first day of the 5th Test between India and England in March 2024 by taking five wicket haul against England at the Dharamshala Stadium, making history as the fastest spinner in the world to reach 50 wickets.


Kuldeep Yadav T20I Career


England v India - 1st Vitality International T20
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Kuldeep played his debut Indian T20I match against the West Indies on July 9, 2017.

In the first T20I against England on July 3, 2018 Yadav not only claimed his first five-for in a T20 International, but he also made history by being the first left-arm wrist-spin bowler to take five wickets in a T20I. In fact, he was only the third Indian, after Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, to take five wickets in a T20I.


In the MRF ICC T20I Bowlers Rankings, which were updated on November 26, 2018, Kuldeep leapt 20 spots to take a career-best third rank following an outstanding performance against Australia during India's T20I series tour of Australia 2018–19. On February 11, 2019, Yadav moved up to the second spot in the T20I Bowlers Rankings.


Kuldeep Yadav Captaincy

As of 2024 Kuldeep YAdav has not captained the Indian national team or any IPL franchise in his career so far


Kuldeep Yadav Under-19 Career

Kuldeep Yadav was 17 years old when he made his debut for India U-19 in April 2012. Even though he was a consistent wicket-taker, he was not renowned until he made his international debut at the 2014 U-19 World Cup in Dubai. Yadav became the first Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in the history of the event in the match against Scotland. With 14 wickets at the end of the competition, he tied for second-most and was crowned India's top wicket-taker. Selection committees were impressed with Yadav's performance, and the Kolkata Knight Riders offered him an Indian Premier League contract in 2016.


Kuldeep Yadav Family

Kuldeep’s father, Ram Singh Yadav is a brick kiln owner. It was Kuldeep’s father who wanted Kuldeep to continue playing cricket. His mother, Usha Yadav is a homemaker. He has an elder sister, Priya Yadav.


Kuldeep Yadav Net Worth

Kuldeep Yadav is estimated to have a net worth of more than INR 32 crore, or $4 million, as of 2024. The majority of his earnings and net worth stems from brand endorsements, his IPL salary, and his professional cricketing career.

The Delhi Capitals have retained Kuldeep Yadav for the 2024 IPL season for INR 2 crore. According to the BCCI list of contracts, he currently receives Rs. 3 crore annually as a grade B contract player. This is in line with the BCCI Contract's latest update.


Kuldeep Yadav House

Kuldeep Yadav resides in a lavish house in his hometown of Kanpur, where he lives with his family.


Kuldeep Yadav Cars

Kuldeep Yadav has an Audi A6 and a Ford EcoSport. The Audi A6 car with five seats has a price range of Rs. 61.43–67.56 lakh. The 31-variant EcoSport is a five-seater compact SUV with engines that have displacements between 1000 and 1500 cc.

FAQs

Kuldeep Yadav is the Chinaman spinner of the Indian Cricket Team.

As of the 2024 IPL, DC retained Kuldeep Yadav for 2 crores.

Kuldeep hails from Unnao in Uttar Pradesh state.

The term "Chinaman" refers to a left arm spinner who uses his wrist rather than his fingers to throw the ball.

Kuldeep Yadav was born on the 14th of December 1994. At present, he is 29 years old.

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