Kuldeep Yadav is in excellent physical condition. It’s quite another that he has spent most of his purple patch warming the Indian team’s benches. However, he has always taken advantage of his opportunities. Consider the first Test matchup with Bangladesh in December of last year. In his first game with the red ball in over two years, Kuldeep took 8 wickets. He was named Player of the Match for helping India to victory, but he was unable to start the next game. Despite Yuzvendra Chahal being in the squad, the team management had to use him in every white-ball match so far against New Zealand since he only played in two ODIs against Sri Lanka and performed incredibly well.

Kuldeep’s ball-handling performance has been so strong that he was included in the Indian team for the first two Test matches against Australia. However, the left-arm wrist spinner will have a very tough time breaking into the starting XI. particularly after Ravindra Jadeja showed he was healthy during a Ranji Trophy match. Except, of course, if India decides to select three spinners while considering Jadeja and Ashwin to be renowned all-rounders.

the former head of selectors and left-arm spinner for India Given his current form, Kuldeep should be included in the starting XI, according to Sunil Joshi.

“In my opinion. First, he has been in excellent form and is skilled at picking off opponents. As a former cricket player, I pay more attention to how he takes out opponents: a spinner bowls [the batter] through the gate, and he is then caught at slip, stumped, mishits the ball, and is caught at mid-off or mid-on. The dismissal areas that a spinner would most want to take are “ESPNCricinfo was informed by Joshi.

Joshi advised India not to use Kuldeep against Australia in spin-friendly conditions.

“It should be Kuldeep and Axar if Ashwin is our first choice and Jadeja is not available. Kuldeep ought to play if Jaddu is available and three spinners are being used. Don’t focus on the locations or how well our spinners will perform there. Take a look at how Kuldeep has taken wickets. His dismissals in recent games, whether they were played with red or white balls, have often been near the 30-yard line. That is fantastic for a bowler because it demonstrates how reliable your line and length have been. Kuldeep will be crucial if India has to defeat Australia “Added he.

Beginning on February 9 in Nagpur, the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will be played.