Kuldeep Yadav's series of unfortunate events in cricket, team mismanagement, more

Kuldeep Yadav, an Indian international cricketer playing for India as well as Uttar Pradesh in the domestic cricket scene, has been dropped from playing for Team India. The player also appears not to make an appearance with the Pradesh until June this year for the second run of the domestic season following team mismanagement and other issues per multiple reports. Yadav is a left-arm spinner who has been pulled out from Test matches and failed to make a cut in some of the competitions where he was initially supposed to participate. This series of unfortunate events had struck Yadav and his cricketing career simultaneously.

Court-sided, dropped, more In the international cricket scene, players come and go, some got signed and others traded.

Just like in any other sport. But for Yadav, it appears there is more. The 27-year-old did not make it to Playing XI against Sri Lanka in the first test, he then has been dropped out from the team ahead of the second Test in Bengaluru. It appears that the team has favored Axar Patel as he had passed the fitness test prior to the day-night Test, and for Yadav, his luck seems to have run out. In addition, Yadav was told to stay on the courtside as an emergency backup since he is not part of the original team consisting of 18 players shortly after the T20I series when Sri Lanka toured in Lucknow and Dharamshala. Yadav’s name has also been dropped out from Team India following a list of annual contracts for Indian cricketers released by the Indian cricket board and Yadav’s name is nowhere to be found. In the IPL this year, Yadav will make an appearance for the Delhi Capitals but as a reserve player for the franchise and reports also added he will not take part in the Playing XI for the franchise.

Career stats, achievements While Yadav might not have been the best in cricket, the player has learned the tricks of the trade of a great bowler in the sport.

In April 2019, Yadav was named in India’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup and in the next month again England, he had managed his 50th ODI. It did not stop there for the slow left-arm wrist-spin player. In December 2019 fighting against the West Indies, Yadav became the first bowler for India who managed two hat-tricks in ODIs.

Overall career statistics show that the left-arm unorthodox spin bowler does not have much as he only began his domestic cricketing career in 2012 with the Mumbai Indians and his international career only began in 2017 playing for Team India. In career matches, the Yadav has recorded eight Test, 65 ODIs, 21 T20Is and 33FCs.

The player also has recorded the highest runs scored of 866 in FCs and impressive balls bowled of 1063, 3,480, 453 and 6,118 based on the order of the competitions above. Yadav’s cricketing career remains unclear so far. After a series of getting courtside, putting in the emergency team and so much more, the simultaneous unfortunate events are taking their toll on the player.

The devastating blow struck his fans and many are disheartened over the player. His fans dubbed his teams’ move as “how to kill a player”.


Akshay Malhotra

28 year old former professional cricketer at youth levels with a burning passion for sports. Experienced football writer with over 8 years of experience.