Kuldeep Yadav is not bothered by India’s exclusion from the last two T20 International series as he believes that this is an opportunity for him to do well in five-day cricket.
Mysuru Kuldeep Yadav is not bothered by India’s exclusion from the last two T20 International series as he believes that this is an opportunity for him to do well in five-day cricket. Kuldeep was not included in the T20 squad for the West Indies tour and then the home series against South Africa but this has not dampened his morale.
Kuldeep told reporters, “So far I have done well in the limited-overs format. I feel quite comfortable bowling with a white ball. I am not worried about not being selected for the last two T20 series. Maybe the selectors feel that I need a rest. The team may need some changes. I respect it and I have no complaints. I see it as an opportunity to do well in Test matches. ”
Kuldeep was part of the India A team that played the second unofficial Test match draw against South Africa A in Mysuru on Friday. He took four wickets for 121 runs in 29 overs in South Africa’s only innings. He believes that wrist spinners are dominated in the cricket world right now.
He said, “There is no doubt that wrist spinners are dominant in world cricket right now.” But many times when you try to curb runs, in reality, you prove to be expensive. We have to bowl accurately and we need to work on it.
Kuldeep, however, feels that it is difficult to reconcile with the red ball after playing in limited-overs. He said, “When you don’t play regularly in the long-term format, it’s difficult to reconcile with the red ball.” If you do not play regularly in this format, it takes some time to get the rhythm. When you are constantly playing limited-overs matches and suddenly you have to play Test matches without any special preparation, then it is difficult to perform well.