Kuldeep Yadav was India’s surprise package when he made his debut in June 2017. Exactly two years down the line, in June 2019, the ‘Chinaman‘ is expected to be an integral part of India’s World Cup campaign in England and Wales. The surprise element may have worn off thanks to his exploits over the past two years but he is one of the biggest weapons India possess going into the tournament, according to former Australian cricketer and current Kolkata Knight Riders assistant coach Simon Katich.
His role with the Indian Premier League side meant Katich has had a front-row view of how Kuldeep operates. “He is bowling beautifully and is a master of deception. I think he will be a big weapon for India in the upcoming World Cup in England. Because of his variety and the ability to take wickets in the middle overs. makes his special. He also has the rare ability to stem the flow of runs and take wickets in a phase (mid-overs) where most bowlers find it difficult,” Katich told indianexpress.com.