Who is Kuldeep Yadav?
Kuldeep Yadav is the Chinaman left-arm spin bowler from India who plays internationally for the Indian Cricket Team in T20, ODI, and Test formats. He is also a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL.
Yadav started as a fast bowler when he kicked off his career but followed the advice of his Coach to become a spin bowler. And the result is for everyone to see – he is among the successful modern-day spin bowlers in India.
His combo with Yazuvendra Chahal is known as Kulcha, and they have shared many wickets together and helped India win winning games. His hat trick against Scotland while playing in the U-19 Cricket Team in the 2014 ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup got him into the limelight.
Kuldeep emerged as 2nd Indian after Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and third spinner after Ajantha Mendis and Imran Tahir to claim fifer in all formats of Cricket.
While playing Vs West Indies on 18 December 2019, he emerged as the first bowler from India to grab 2 hat tricks in International Cricket. In the 2nd One-Day against Australia on 17 January 2020, he became the faster Indian spinner (in terms of innings) to claim 100 wickets in ODI in 58th innings.
Kuldeep Yadav Wiki
Here is some basic information like Kuldeep Yadav age, full name, height, date of birth & all the basic stuff. Kuldeep Yadav is 26 years old, he was born on 14th December 1994. Kuldeep Yadav height in feet is around 5 feet 6 inches & he weighs around 61 kgs. Kuldeep Yadav Wiki includes all this information & more.
|Full name||Kuldeep Yadav|
|Date of Birth||14th December 1994|
|Age||26 Years ( in 2020)|
|Place of Birth||Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|School||KDMA International Academy, Kanpur|
Kuldeep Yadav Family & Early Life
|Father||Ram Singh Yadav|
|Sister||Priya Yadav (Elder)|
Kuldeep Yadav family consists of his Father, Mother, and Elder sister. Kuldeep’s father’s name is Ram Singh Yadav. His Mother’s name is Usha Yadav & his elder sister’s name is Priya Yadav. Kuldeep Yadav was born and brought up in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh on 14 December 1994. His father is a brick kiln owner. His father wanted him to continue playing Cricket, and he took him to a Coach named Kapil Pandey.
Yadav was inspired by bowling greats like Zaheer Khan and Wasim Akram and wanted to be a left-arm fast bowler. But he has had a slight build, and owing to it; his Coach suggested him becoming a spin bowler because he had turns and variations in his bowling. Even since then, he started watching Shane Warne’s videos and begun following him as a role model. There was also a time in his career that he wanted to give up Cricket and commit suicide. It was when he did not makeup in the U-15 of Uttar Pradesh.
Kuldeep is unmarried till now & thus Kuldeep Yadav wife name is Unknown.
Kuldeep Yadav Social
Kuldeep Yadav is fairly active on social media & he has a ton of following there. Kuldeep Yadav Instagram account has 1.6 Million Followers & the Kuldeep Yadav Twitter account has 1.1 Million. He has over 2.7 Million followers on Instagram and Twitter combined.
Kuldeep Yadav Social Account Details–
|Kuldeep Yadav Instagram||1.6M||https://www.instagram.com/kuldeep_18/|
|Kuldeep Yadav Twitter||1.1M||https://twitter.com/imkuldeep18|
Kuldeep Yadav Career
Overview of his Career –
|2012||17||Played in IPL 2012 for Mumbai Indians|
|2014||19||Took hat-trick in the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup|
|2017||22||Took a hat-trick in ODI|
|2019||24||Selected for the ICC World Cup squad|
Kuldeep Yadav IPL
Kuldeep Yadav was a member of the Mumbai Indians in the IPL in 2012 and was picked up by the Kolkata Night Riders IN 2014. He played for KKR in the Champions League Twenty20 in 2014.
In January 2018, KKR again signed him at the 2018 IPL Auction for Rs.5.8 crores. He did not have a decent outing in the IPL 2019, where he could take only 4 wickets in 9 games and scoring 12 runs. He broke down during the KKR Vs RCB game at the Eden Gardens as Moeen Ali went after him hitting 2 fours and 3 sixes in his last over. He could not play any more IPL matches in the 2019 edition after that match.
Kuldeep Yadav International Career
Kuldeep Yadav emerged as the 3rd Indian bowler to take a hat trick on September 21, 2017, in a One-Day encounter. He was the 3rd bowler do that after Kapil Dev and Chetan Sharma. He did that Vs Australia at Kolkata’s iconic Eden Gardens on 21 September 2017.
Kuldeep was called in the Indian Cricket Team to feature in October 2014 against the West Indies, but could not be included in the playing XI. He was further added to India’s Test Team in February 2017 for a solitary match against Bangladesh. But he made his Test debut Vs Australia on 25 March 2017 at Dharamsala. He took 4 wickets in the 1st innings.
Yadav is also the first Indian left-arm wrist spin bowler to play for India in Test Cricket. He is also the 3rd bowler to claim a four-wicket haul in Test Cricket on debut. He was selected in the ODI Team of India that was touring West Indies. He made his ODI debut against Windies on 23 June 2017. But he was not able to bowl a single ball in this match because the game was called off due to rain after Indian batting in the 1st innings. He was finally able to bowl in the 2nd game of the Series and took 3 wickets. His T20 International for India was Vs the West Indies on 9 July 2017.
Kuldeep claimed his first fifer (5 wickets haul) on 3 July 2018 in a T20. He was also the first left-arm wrist spinner to have claimed 5 wickets in a T20 game. He did that against England. In the process, he also emerged the 3rd Indian bowler after Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Yazuvendra Chahal to claim a fifer in a T20 game.
During the 1st One-Day match Vs England, he took his first ODI 5 wicket haul on 12 July 2018. He also went on to set a new record for registering by being the best-left arm spin bowler of any type in One-Dayers by returning with the figure of 6/25. He even broke Shahid Afridis’ record and recorded the best ever blowing figures in ODIs by a spinner.
When it comes to Test Cricket, he grabbed his first 5 wickets haul Vs West Indies on 6 October 2018.
He had a great showing against the Aussies in the India Tour of Australia in 2018/19 in the T20 rubber. He saw a huge jump of 20 places to get to the 3rd position (career-best) in the MRF ICC T20 Bowlers Rankings as of 26 November 2018.
While playing in the 4th Test Vs Australia on 6 January 2019, also his first Test in Australia, he claimed his 2nd fifer with a figure of 5/99 in the 1st innings.
He moved to his career-best 2nd place in the T20 Bowlers Ranking on 11 February 2019. He was also named in India’s Team for the ICC Cricket World Cup in April 2019. While playing the WC game against England on 30 June 2019, he played his 50th ODI. He also became the 1st bowler from India to take 2 hat tricks in One-Dayers on 18 December 2019 against West Indies.
Kuldeep Yadav Hattrick
Kuldeep Yadav has 2 hattricks in ODI Cricket. Kuldeep Yadav Hattrick has put him in a league of legendary Bowlers. He achieved this incredible feat against West Indies and Australia. Here are some detailed information on Kuldeep Yadav Hattrick –
- Kuldeep took his first ODI hat-trick against Australia on 21st September 2017 in Eden Gardens, Kolkata where he took wickets of Matthew Wade (b), Ashton Agar (lbw) & Pat Cummins (c MS Dhoni).
- Kuldeep took his 2nd ODI hat-trick against West Indies on 18th December 2019 in ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam where he took wickets of Shai Hope (c Virat Kohli), Jason Holder (st Rishabh Pant) & Alzarri Joseph (c Kedar Jadhav)
Kuldeep Yadav Net Worth
Kuldeep Yadav Net Worth is estimated to be over $2 million dollars. He has been given Grade A Player contract by the BCCI, which he has an annual salary of INR 5 Cr. He was retained by KKR in 2020 with a salary of INR 5.8 Cr.
Kuldeep has earned over ₹ 191,000,000 from IPL to date. Here is a detailed breakdown of his IPL earnings.
|2020 (Retain)||Kolkata Knight Riders||₹ 5,80,00,000|
|2019 (Retain)||Kolkata Knight Riders||₹ 5,80,00,000|
|2018||Kolkata Knight Riders||₹ 5,80,00,000|
|2017||Kolkata Knight Riders||₹ 40,00,000|
|2016||Kolkata Knight Riders||₹ 40,00,000|
|2015||Kolkata Knight Riders||₹ 40,00,000|
|2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||₹ 40,00,000|
|2012||Mumbai Indians||₹ 10,00,000|
|Total||Total amount earned||₹ 19,10,00,000|
Kuldeep Yadav Stats
Now we take a look at Kuldeep’s Cricket Career, his major cricket stats & cricket Milestones achieved by him in his career. Here we have all the Kuldeep Yadav Stats including his career statics, batting career summary & all his basic cricket information. Kuldeep Yadav’s jersey number in all formats is 23.
|Batting Style||Left Handed Bat|
|Bowling style||Left-arm chinaman|
|Kuldeep Yadav jersey number||#23|
|Teams for which he played||India, India U19, Kolkata Knight Riders, Central Zone, India A, Uttar Pradesh, India AT20, Indian Board Presidents XI, India Red, Rest of India, Asia XI|
ICC Bowler Rankings
Kuldeep’s Career Statistics –
|Test debut||vs Australia at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Mar 25, 2017|
|Last Test||vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Jan 03, 2019|
|ODI debut||vs West Indies at Queen’s Park Oval, Jun 23, 2017|
|Last ODI||vs New Zealand at Seddon Park, Feb 05, 2020|
|T20 debut||vs West Indies at Sabina Park, Jul 09, 2017|
|Last T20||vs Sri Lanka at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Jan 07, 2020|
|IPL debut||vs Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens, Apr 13, 2016|
|Last IPL||vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at Eden Gardens, Apr 19, 2019|
Kuldeep’s Bowling Career Summary
Kuldeep Yadav Facts at a Glance
- Kuldeep has played so far for Uttar Pradesh, Central Zone, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, India U-19, India A and for India.
- He started as a fast bowler when he initially started his Cricket career while playing for an Academy in Kanpur.
- While playing Vs Scotland, he claimed a hat trick in the U-19 Cricket World Cup for India U-19.
- His Test debut was against Australia on 25 March 2017. He took 4 wickets in the match’s first innings in Dharamsala.
- He made his ODI debut against the West Indies but could not bowl due to rain; he bowled in the next match and claimed 3 wickets.
- Kuldeep Yadav’s T20 debut was also against the Windies on 9 July 2017.