Kuldeep Yadav’s return was a dream as he recorded the greatest Test stats for an Indian spinner in Bangladesh. The accomplishment was accomplished on Day 3 of the first Test at Chattogram by the left-arm wrist spinner. Kuldeep came back with a 5-for-40 performance to help India dismiss Bangladesh for only 150 runs and grab a commanding 254-run advantage. The visitors made the initial posting, which was 404. With a valiant 40-run innings on Day 2 to assist his team pass the 400-run threshold, Kuldeep also achieved his best score in a Test.

Kuldeep earned his third five-wicket haul in red-ball cricket while participating in his first Test match in 22 months. He last appeared in a Test for India back in February 2021. In Australia and against the West Indies in India, he had previously taken five wickets in an innings. The stats were also Kuldeep’s best of his career.


Kuldeep had the greatest stats by an Indian spinner in Bangladesh, surpassing players like Ravichandran Ashwin and Anil Kumble. Previously, Ashwin had the record after going 5 for 87 against Fatullah in 2015. In 2004, Kumble had his highest performance in Bangladesh at this location, scoring 4/55.

Only Ashwin and Sunil Joshi, two Indian spinners, had five-wicket hauls in Test cricket before Kuldeep.

Zaheer Khan, who claimed 7/87 at Mirpur in 2007, holds the record for the highest overall performance by an Indian in Bangladesh.

Starting the day at 133 for 8, Ebadot Hossain’s (17) 37-ball vigil came to an end as wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant skillfully snapped a faint tickle down the leg side.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz resolutely defended until being Axar Patel’s lone victim of the innings (25 off 82 balls). Bangladesh suffered from a weak performance from the top order.

Mohammed Siraj (3/20) deserves a lot of praise as well for his acute periods on the second day. On Thursday, Kuldeep entered the game and quickly dismantled the middle and lower orders for Bangladesh by taking the wickets of Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nurul Hasan, and Taijul Hasan.