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India vs South Africa 2023-2024

Kuldeep Yadav opens up on missing out on the South Africa series

Kuldeep Yadav has been ruled out of the South Africa series

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav (Image Credit : Twitter)

Kuldeep Yadav, who was been ruled out of the five-match T20I series against South Africa. Yadav was batting in the nets when he got his on the non-bowling arm, ie. right hand. This happened on the evening ahead of the first T20I. After being ruled, the Chinaman bowler has expressed his disappointment. However, the former India U19 player has said that he is backing his teammates to do well in the series.

“Disappointed to miss out on the SA series due to an injury, but I am sure the boys will give their best on the pitch, and I am backing them all the way. Looking forward to coming back stronger,” Kuldeep Yadav said on KOO app.

The first game of the series will be played on June 9. Talking about his international career, he has been on a roller coaster ride since the 2019 World Cup game. He has been in and out of the team in 2020 and 2021. This year, with Rohit Sharma taking the charge of the team, this thing hasn’t changed at all. The Uttar Pradesh player got only one game in the six limited-overs matches against the West Indies early this year.

In the sole ODI he played, he took two wickets at an economy rate of 6.37. In the next series against Sri Lanka, he played only one game and couldn’t pick a wicket. The 27-year-old had a change of fortunes after shifting to Delhi in the Indian T20 League 2022. He played all the 14 games played by his side and picked 21 wickets at an average of 19.95 and a strike rate of 14.19 including the best figures of 14/4.

This performance had earned him a place in the Indian team which had a lot of fringe players. Also, he was expected to get more chances than he has gotten this year. However, with the injury, he first need to report to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and try to recover fully from the injury


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