Kuldeep Yadav, IPL 2019, Kolkata Knight Riders
Kuldeep Yadav. Credit: BCCI

India’s wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav believes switching between white-ball formats is not a difficult job. The mystery chinaman stated that one can make the jump from 20-overs version to 50-overs format with ease and vice-versa. However, Kuldeep Yadav feels there are a day and night difference in Test cricket and making the switch to the longest format is the toughest.

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Meanwhile, Kuldeep Yadav has been struggling to get going in the ongoing Indian Premier League while playing for Kolkata Knight Riders. The southpaw spinner has scalped only four wickets in the nine matches he has played for the two-times champions. Thus, his performance hasn’t been up to the mark in the ongoing season.

Kuldeep Yadav, Glenn Maxwell
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“It’s not hard to switch between T20 (Twenty20) and ODI cricket because it’s white-ball cricket. Just some field positions are different, but everything else is the same,” Kuldeep told Sportstar.

On the other hand, Kuldeep Yadav who is still a rookie in the red ball version believes it takes time to get acclimatise to the multi-day format. Yadav said that the pristine form of the game asks a lot more from the players.

“When you’re playing Test cricket, then it takes time to adjust. It takes me 10-11 days to get into Test mode. In Test matches, there is a lot of difference. You need to focus on accuracy; patience is very important. The batsmen attack you in limited-overs cricket,” Kuldeep pointed out.

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Kuldeep Yadav (Credits – Getty Images)

The mystery chinaman spinner believes the spinner must learn to bowl with the softer ball. In fact, Yadav added that the real challenge is to get inside the mind of the batter.

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“Here, you need to go after them. Plus it’s not a 50-over game, so the ball becomes soft and you need to learn to bowl with the softer ball. You need to get into the mind of the batsman. All these things matter,” Kuldeep inferred.

Meanwhile, Kuldeep Yadav will like to get back into form in the ongoing IPL. He hasn’t been at his best and thus he was dropped from their final match. Yadav is going to hold the key in the upcoming World Cup.

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