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Kuldeep Yadav (right) and Chahal have played together in 44 international matches so far.
Team India, led by Shikhar Dhawan, will play against Sri Lanka in the first match of the 3-match series on Sunday. Leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav can be included in India’s playing-11 for this match. If this happens, then both of them will land together in international cricket after 25 months.
The couple got together for the last time in June 2019
The pair of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal last landed together in international cricket on 30 June 2019. Then in the ODI match played in Birmingham, England defeated Team India by 31 runs. In that match, Kuldeep took 1 wicket for 72 runs. At the same time, Chahal could not take even 1 wicket for 88 runs.
In the matches in which Kuldeep and Chahal have played together, Kuldeep has been the highest wicket-taker. Chahal finished second.
Both played together in 44 matches, Team India won in 32
The spin pair of Kuldeep and Chahal has been very successful for Team India. Both have played together in 44 international matches so far. Of these, the Indian team has won 32. Lost in 11 and tied 1 match. Talking about different formats, both played together in 34 ODIs. Of these, India won 24 and lost 9. 1 match ended in a tie. At the same time, in T20, both have played together in 10 matches. Of these, India won 8 and lost two. The two have not played together in Test cricket.
Kuldeep gets more wickets for playing together
Kuldeep Yadav has taken 87 wickets at an average of 19.94 in the 44 matches they have played together. At the same time, Chahal took 72 wickets at an average of 25.69. In 34 ODIs, Kuldeep has taken 65 and Chahal has taken 53 wickets. Kuldeep has taken 22 wickets and Chahal has taken 19 wickets in 10 T20Is playing together. In these 44 matches, Kuldeep was the highest wicket-taker for India. At the same time, Chahal finished second.
Aakash Chopra has advocated for giving a chance together
Former Test cricketer and commentator Aakash Chopra has said that India should give Kuldeep and Chahal a chance together in all three ODIs. He said that playing together the edge of both of them increases and due to this the opposition team has to face a lot of difficulties. He also said that before the World T20, these bowlers will prove to be better for the Indian team.