In the last couple of years, Kuldeep Yadav was India’s prime spinner in white-ball cricket and his numbers speak volume of his capability. However, the left-arm struggled in the past few months and was even dropped from India’s T20I squad. Yadav was not the part of the squad in India’s last three T20I series against Bangladesh, South Africa and West Indies. Nevertheless, the spinner has been recalled for the upcoming three-match T20I series against West Indies but it could Kuldeep’s last chance to secure a berth in India’s squad for ICC World T20 2020 which will get underway on October 18. India vs West Indies Series 2019 Schedule For Free PDF Download Online: Full Time Table With Date & T20Is and ODIs Match Time In IST, Fixtures and Venue Details.
The left-arm chinaman bowler has scalped 35 wickets from just 18 T20Is which are great stats from any standards. However, Yadav had a forgettable outing for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 which led him to warm the benches in the second half of the tournament. He didn’t either enjoy a great time in the 2019 World Cup too and subsequently was dropped from India’s limited-overs squad. In his absence, players like Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja got a chance in the XI and they did reasonably well just not with the ball but with the bat too. India vs West Indies T20I Series 2019: Kl Rahul Must Open With Rohit Sharma As Virat Kohli Is Back at No. 3, Says VVS Laxman.
Yuzuvendra Chahal, who became the fastest Indian bowler to scalp 50 T20I wickets, bowled some brilliant spells in their T20I series against Bangladesh and is likely to India’s leading spinner in the gala tournament. On the other hand, the all-round abilities of Jadeja and Sundar make them a strong contender for the other spinners’ spot. So, Yadav certainly has to put up an extraordinary performance against the Caribbeans in order to feature in India’s squad for the mega-tournament in Australia.