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Cricket: Kuldeep’s loss of form worrying for India before World Cup

Kuldeep Yadav is expected to lead India’s slow-bowling attack in the World Cup but his poor form in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) could become a headache for Virat Kohli’s men with just over a month left before the 50-over tournament.

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  • Sport Cricket: Kuldeep’s loss of form worrying for India before World Cup Kuldeep Yadav is expected to lead India’s slow-bowling attack in the World Cup but his poor form in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) could become a headache for Virat Kohli’s men with just over a month left before the 50-over tournament.
  • FILE PHOTO: Cricket – India Nets – Emerald Headingley, Headingley, Britain – July 16, 2018 India’s Kuldeep Yadav during nets Action Images via Reuters/Ed Sykes/File Photo 22 Apr 2019 04:15PM (Updated: 22 Apr 2019 04:28PM) Bookmark MUMBAI: Kuldeep Yadav is expected to lead India’s slow-bowling attack in the World Cup but his poor form in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) could become a headache for Virat Kohli’s men with just over a month left before the 50-over tournament.
  • The duo have emerged as India’s frontline spinners and named in the 15-man World Cup squad alongside left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja.
  • Kuldeep has taken four wickets in nine matches at an economy rate of 8.66 while bowling 33 overs for the Kolkata Knight Riders, who have lost five matches on the trot and are placed sixth in the eight-team league.
  • Bangalore and India captain Kohli was at the other end witnessing Kuldeep’s misery and would hope his ace spinner will regain both his guile and confidence before India begin their quest for their third World Cup title with a match against South Africa on June 5.


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