Kuldeep Yadav no longer has Mahendra Singh Dhoni behind the stumps for tactical inputs and hence will have to figure out a way by himself to get back to form before T20 World Cup, where he can be a match-winner, feels former India spinner Venkatapathy Raju.
Kuldeep has had a meteoric rise under Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s captaincy but his form tapered under Virat Kohli, leading to his ouster from the Test side.
“Sri Lanka tracks will be slow, there will be some bite, so it is good for him (Kuldeep) to make a comeback. With IPL and T20 World Cup tracks in UAE likely to be dry and spin-friendly, Kuldeep can be a match-winner,” 52-year-old former national selector Raju told PTI.
While he needs the captain’s confidence, Raju wants the Uttar Pradesh spinner to find a solution to get back to prime form.
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