IPL 2019: Kuldeep Yadav Reckons Switching Between White-Ball Formats Isn’t Tough
It’s been hard times for players in a calendar year, to switch from one format to another. However, Team India’s prominent slow-bowler Kuldeep Yadav believes it isn’t that different from switching on playing white-ball cricket. Concurrently, he is partaking in the IPL 2019 for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Of late, the dip is Kuldeep’s form has emerged as a worrying sign for India. So far, in nine IPL matches, Kuldeep has been at the receiving end. He could bag four wickets while giving away 286 runs off 198 deliveries.
It’s pertinent to maintain that the wrist spinner has featured in One-day International series (ODI) against Australia. However, the visitors won the series 3-2 before the kick-off of the twelfth edition of the IPL on March 23 at Chepauk Stadium in Chennai.
Not hard to switch between T20 and ODIs:
When quizzed about switching the formats, the 24-year-old star bowler feels T20 and ODI cricket has most of the things in common to adjust at the earliest.
“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.
While talking about the niceties of the games, Kuldeep remarked that multi-day format asks plenty from the bowlers.
However, he added it would take some time for players to acclimatize to the conditions in the extended format. He reiterated the professionals are supposed to have patience and work accordingly during the game.
“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.
Kuldeep maintained they’re bound to learn things as soon as possible to pay rich dividends for the team. He added while bowling with a softer ball, b0wlers with a skilful approach need to master the situation.
“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.
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