Michael Vaughan feels India should pick Kuldeep Yadav for Test series

The left-arm chinaman took six wickets in the first ODI.

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

India trounced England 2-1 in the T20I series which concluded on Sunday in Bristol. This was India’s first ever bilateral series win in England against England, and also their sixth consecutive T20I series win. Their next major challenge is the 3-match ODI series, which began today. And as was widely expected, chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav once again has been the star performer of the game thus far.

India won the toss and chose to bowl and as of now, England have scored 108 runs while already losing 4 wickets. And 3 of those 4 wickets have been taking by Kuldeep Yadav. He scalped 3 wickets in 11 balls only. His triple strike has put India on top once again.

Following his exceptional bowling, Michael Vaughan tweeted saying, “3 wkts in 11 Balls for @imkuldeep18 !!!! This chap is already causing chaos .. India must pick him for the Tests !!!! #ENGvIND”

He was also very impressive in the second T20I against England, which he finished with figures of 5/24. At home, England’s record against wristspin is great – a scoring rate of 6.95 and an average of 232.33, with just three wickets in 16 innings, yet Kuldeep has been managing to take wickets.

The Test squad to face England is yet to be announced 

He has played only 2 Test for India yet. The Uttar Pradesh bowler made his Test debut in Dharamsala against Australia and put up a remarkable display of bowling. He has 9 wickets from 2 Tests and Vaughan feels that his limited-overs exploits against England should earn him a place in the Test team too. The Test squad for England is yet to be announced but with the kind of performances the Kolkata Knight Riders bowler is putting in, seems like he may come out in white flannels as well against England. Kuldeep has shown remarkable maturity in the past 1 year and has convinced the selectors of his worth and skills.

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