Kuldeep Yadav not has Mahendra Singh Dhoni behind the stumps for tactical inputs and therefore can have to himself work out a manner to get again to kind earlier than T20 World Cup the place he generally is a match-winner, feels former India spinner Venkatapathy Raju.
Kuldeep has had a meteoric rise beneath Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s captaincy however his kind tapered beneath Virat Kohli, main to his ouster from the Test facet.
“Sri Lanka tracks will be slow, there will be some bite, so it is good for him (Kuldeep) to make a comeback. With IPL and T20 World Cup tracks in UAE likely to be dry and spin-friendly, Kuldeep can be a match-winner,” 52-year-old former nationwide selector Raju instructed PTI.
While he wants captain’s confidence however Raju needs the UP spinner to find a solution to get again to prime kind.
“But unfortunately, we all knew how captains had played a big role in Kuldeep growth. He has been always saying that he was very comfortable playing under (Mahendra Singh) Dhoni, but Dhoni is not going to be there for him till his career is over, so hopefully he has to come with a solution,” Raju, one among Anil Kumble’s distinguished spin bowling associate until late 90’s, stated.
Raju suggested Kuldeep, who has 170 worldwide wickets throughout 91 video games, to bowl to his strengths, which is hitting attacking strains.
“He (Kuldeep) is still a very fantastic bowler. He is very young, so (when) you already have experience of playing international cricket…it is entirely up to him to concentrate and he has always been a wicket-taker, he has not been a defensive bowler.”
Raju needs him to mke use of the restricted alternatives he’ll get in Sri Lanka
“He should bowl the way he knows and you get limited opportunities and luckily for him, this (Sri Lanka) tour has come up, and there won’t be much pressure on him, he has to bowl the best he can because we all know he has got that variety,” elaborated Raju.
Once he picks wickets, the query raised about his waning talents will subside on its own, stated the left-arm orthodox spinner from Hyderabad.
“He (Kuldeep) is a young guy (and) he is a match-winner. So, I think he should be more confident and then let his cricket do the talking. He has to work hard for it, cricket is not easy and he also knows that,” Raju instructed PTI in an interview on Friday.
Apart from Kuldeep, Raju, who picked 589 first-class wickets from 177 video games, most popular all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and Yuzvendra Chahal to be in the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup, which might be performed in UAE and Oman from October 17 to November 14.
“You already have Ravindra Jadeja right, he has been playing brilliantly, Jadeja will be the first choice (as he is a) brilliant all-rounder – the ideal for T20s.”
Whatworks for Kuldeep is the proven fact that he can decide wickets in clutches if he occurs to get a breakthrough.
“Kuldeep has good habit, when he picks a single wicket, he ends up taking two or three (wickets). So, I think he should also be a part of (T20 World ),” stated Raju.
The first ODI between India and Sri Lanka might be aired on Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 3 and Sony Six on July 18, from 3 PM. Raju may even be commentating on Sony Ten 4 in Telugu.