Kuldeep Yadav is the youngest chinamen Indian bowler. who debut for India in 2017 and after that he continues for playing India. Before his debut, he faced struggles, failures to confirm his place in India's playing XI.

So, now let's take a look at the biography of Indian cham Kuldeep Yadav. Kuldeep is the most effective Chinamen bowler in the world of this time.

Basic Details of Indian Cricketer Kuldeep Yadav
  • Name: Kuldeep Yadav
  • Age: 26 Years
  • Father's Name: Ram Singh Yadav
  • Mother's Name: Usha Yadav
  • Place of Birth: Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • Nick Name: Bench, Kuldeep
  • Date of Birth: 14 December 1994
  • School: Karam Devi Memorial Academy World School
  • Jersey Number: 23
  • Bowling Style: Chinaman Wrist Spinner
  • Kuldeep's Coach: Kapil Pandey
  • Sister's Name: Madhu Yadav
  • Favorite Song: Tujhme Rab Dikha Hay

Kuldeep Yadav Biography in English

Kuldeep Yadav's Parents, Born & Early Days in Life

Kuldeep was born & grew up in Kanpur, UP. His date of birth is 14th December 1994. Kuldeep Yadav's parents Ram Singh Yadav and Usha Yadav wanted to be Kuldeep a cricketer. Especially his father Ram Singh Yadav wanted him to play for India.

He started playing cricket at 11 years old. He wished to be a fast bowler in the early days, but for his short height, he couldn't. He was not happy about that, then his mentor/coach Kapil Pandey advised him to start spin bowling.

In one of his interviews, someone asked him how he decided to start as chinaman spin bowling? He said that there was no rocket science behind it. He normally started practicing as a left-arm chinaman spinner.

Kuldeep didn't study in college. He quite his study in school (KDMA World School). 

In an interview, Kuldeep's elder sister said he was too stubborn in his childhood. When he was not selected for the under-15 squad, he was too sad. But his elder sister said you have to improve your own game. Then he dedicatedly started practicing on the field.

Most of the time he spends time on the field. Also, he was continuing his study with cricket. 

Selected for India's Under-19 Squad 2014

Kuldeep was not selected for the Under-15 squad but for his passion, determination & hard work he was selected for India's Under-19 squad 2014. Which was hosted in South Africa.

He got the highest wicket as an Indian bowler in that tournament. Also, he took a hat-trick against Scotland and was noticed by the BCCI selectors.

He took 14 wickets with an average of 16.42 in the 2014 Under-19 world cup. But India u-19 was knock out in Quarter Finals.

Fast Class Carrier of Kuldeep Yadav

  • Matches: 33
  • Wickets: 123
  • 100s: 1
  • 50s: 6
  • Best Bowling Figure: 6/23

IPL Carrier of Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep was selected for Mumbai Indians in 2012. But he didn't get a chance in the playing eleven. After that, he was picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014. But still, he didn't play any IPL match for the next 2 years.

Then after a long wait, he finally played his first-ever IPL match in 2016 in a match between Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders. That season he played only 3 IPL matches.

After that in 2017, he played 12 games and in 2018 he played 16 matches for KKR. He played a total of 45 IPL matches where he took 40 wickets.
  • IPL Matches: 45
  • Wickets: 40
  • Best Bowling Figure: 4/20
  • Runs: 57 runs in 11 innings

International Carrier of Kuldeep Yadav, Dream Come True!

Kuldeep Yadav is the only chinaman bowler in Indian cricket history. After lots of hard work and patients, he got the chance the playing eleven of the Indian team.

He played his first international appearance against Australia in 2017. After that, he was selected for the ODI series against West Indies. His first ODI match vs Caribbeans was washed out due to rain.

Let's take a look at his Test, One Day, and T-20I records and achievements. 

Test Cricketer Carrier 

Every cricketer's dream is to own a test cap for the national team. Kuldeep Yadav was one of them too. He got his test cap on 25th March 2017.

But he can't continue with the Indian test team. We saw him only in the home test series most of the time. He played 7 test matches for India and his last test match was in 2021 against England.
  • Test Matches: 7
  • Wickets: 26
  • Best Figure: 5/57
  • 5 Wicket Haul: 1

One Day International Carrier of Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav played 61 ODI and 1 world cup. He debuts in 2017 vs West Indies in ODIs. In his 5 years of One Day cricket, he took more than 100 wickets. He took 6 wickets in the 2019 world cup. 

He got his first hat-tricks at Eden Gardens in 2017 against Australia. Then he became the 3rd bowler of India to get an ODI hat-trick.

After that Kuldeep again took 2nd hat-trick in a match between India & West Indies in 2018. He has taken 5 wickets haul in all formats in the single year 2018,

  • ODI Matches: 63
  • Wickets: 105
  • Total Runs: 118 runs in 21 innings
  • Best Bowling Figure: 6/25
  • 5 Wickets Haul: 1

T-Twenty International Carrier

Kuldeep debuts for India in T-20I's against West Indies in 2017. Kuldeep was not played in many 20-20 international games. His international T-20 record is pretty good. 
  • T20I Matches: 21
  • Wickets: 20
  • Total Runs: 21 runs in 2 innings
  • Best Bowling Figure: 5/24


In this article, you read about Kuldeep Yadav's Biography. He is truly a unique bowler on the Indian cricket team. I hope he will achieve more success in the future and win more matches for India.

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