IPL 2020: KKR bowling coach Kyle Mills says Kuldeep Yadav was benched due to side's make-up and small size of grounds
Kolkata Knight Riders' bowling coach Kyle Mills has justified benching star Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav for the past couple of IPL matches, citing the small size of the grounds and the "make-up" of the side.
IPL 2020: Kuldeep Yadav is at the top of his game, won't face confidence issues, says KKR mentor David Hussey
Kuldeep Yadav got just four wickets from nine matches in 2019 and was dropped from KKR after logging an average of 71.50 and an economy rate of 8.66.
'I had told my mom that day': Kuldeep Yadav says he predicted his second ODI hat-trick against Windies before the match
Kuldeep is the only bowler from the country to have taken two ODI hat-tricks. He took his first hat-trick against Australia at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in 2017, and two years later, repeated the feat against the West Indies.
IPL 2020: Road ahead may be full of obstacles but we will give it all, says KKR captain Dinesh Karthik
KKR will miss the crowd support they get at Eden Gardens but Karthik believes that every player will keep the iconic venue in his heart while playing in the UAE.
'We used to get a lot of help from him from behind the wicket. If Dhoni was there, 50 percent of my work was already done,' said Yuzvendra Chahal
Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja may not be included in playing XI for Australia Tests, says Aakash Chopra
In an attempt to drive his point home, Chopra said Pandya has a back injury and has not started bowling yet and that the all-rounder has not played ODIs for long either.
Firstpost Masterclass: Dip, drift and deception, L Sivaramakrishnan deconstructs the art of leg spin
L Sivaramakrishnan demystifies the allure that surrounds legspin, explain the biomechanics that goes behind delivering a perfect leg break, and explain the mental fortitude required to ace the craft.
Kuldeep Yadav also revealed that Australia’s Steve Smith and retired South African swashbuckler AB de Villiers are the two batsmen, he finds most challenging to contain.
Yuzvendra Chahal reveals how MS Dhoni’s tips helped him bamboozle Glenn Maxwell in 2017 India-Australia ODI series
Yuzvendra Chahal ended up dismissing Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell thrice in the five-match ODI series, as well as once in the T20I leg of the tour.
Kuldeep Yadav trying to avoid habit of applying saliva on ball, says he bowls at nets for four hours regularly
India's left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav has again started training in earnest, bowling four hours daily, and is striving hard to curb his natural instinct of applying saliva on the ball.
Ian Chappell feels India should pick Hardik Pandya in the Test side when they make the trip Down Under later this year as the temperamental all-rounder would be crucial to handling the challenge posed by a strong home batting line-up.
When MS Dhoni lost his temper: Gautam Gambhir, Irfan Pathan recall instances when Captain Cool got angry
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has hardly lost his temper during his decade and a half long illustrious career but there have been a few exceptions when 'Captain Cool' has let it rip, recall his former India teammates Gautam Gambhir and Irfan Pathan.
Ravichandran Ashwin, Nathan Lyon and Yasir Shah lack adequate variations to survive in ODIs, says Mushtaq Ahmed
Former Pakistan leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed said the ever-increasing role of power-hitting in the modern one-day game has made mystery spinners more valuable than the conventional ones.
Former Pakistan spinner Mushtaq Ahmed says India's Yuzvendra Chahal can be more effective with better use of crease
Ahmed, who is a consultant for his native team, said India's ability to take wickets in the middle-overs in the limited-overs format through Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav has been a game-changer for them
Class is permanent: Pakistan spin great Saqlain Mushtaq questions Ravichandran Ashwin's exclusion from India's white-ball teams
Pakistan spin great Saqlain Mushtaq fails to understand how a proven performer like Ravichandran Ashwin has been kept out of India's limited-overs set-up, saying a successful Test bowler is bound to succeed in the shorter formats.
I was certain of doing well in IPL 2020, says KKR's Kuldeep Yadav; lauds Gautam Gambhir, Wasim Akram roles in early years
Kuldeep said that Gambhir, who led KKR to two IPL titles in 2012 and 2014, gave him confidence by assuring him of a place in the team.
Kuldeep Yadav has recalled a moment when former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni lost his cool for not listening to the instructions.
Sachin Tendulkar vs Glenn McGrath was a battle of attrition, says former Australia spinner Brad Hogg
Sachin v McGrath a war of attrition. McGrath trying to win the patience game, you are in for the long haul, said Hogg
India vs South Africa, Highlights, 1st ODI in Dharamsala, Full Cricket Score: Match abandoned due to persistent rain
India vs South Africa, 1st ODI in Dharamsala, Latest updates: Virat Kohli's 'Men in Blue' will look to regain some form, and bounce back on their home turf against familiar foes Proteas, after their disappointing tour of New Zealand last month where they won the T20I series 5-0 but were whitewashed in the ODI and Test series that followed, 3-0 and 2-0 respectively.
Kuldeep said tough times are a part and parcel of every sportsperson's life, adding that a player needs backing in such situations.