India’s Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav dazzled with the ball during an unofficial one-day international for India A against New Zealand A being played in Chennai. The 27-year-old took a hat-trick to clean up the tailenders and skittle New Zealand for 219 in 47 Overs.
Bowling his 10th and final over, Kuldeep began the demolition job by first dismissing Logan van Beek on 4 off the fourth delivery of the over and then made it two in two when he had Joe Walker out caught-behind for a golden duck.
Kuldeep Yadav has more than one hat-tricks under his belt
The left-arm spinner holds the record for being the first and only Indian to claim two hat-tricks in ODIs. He took his maiden international hat-trick during an ODI against Australia in 2017 at the historic Eden Gardens. He accounted for Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar and Pat Cummins.
He took a record second ODI hat-trick two years later against West Indies in Vizag. There he accounted for Shai Hope, Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph.
Meanwhile, in India’s 15-man squad for the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia, Kuldeep couldn’t find a place. India have included Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel as their primary spin bowlers.
Wasim Jaffer bats for the inclusion of Kuldeep Yadav in India’s ICC T20 World Cup squad
However, former India opener Wasim Jaffer had advocated for the inclusion of Kuldeep though.
“…want to keep Kuldeep Yadav in the mix for the T20 World Cup. If Chahal is not performing, you need another wrist spinner. They have (Ravi) Bishnoi but Kuldeep brings a different skillset and has been excellent in the IPL and whenever he got the chance,” he said on ESPNcricinfo.
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