‘See you soon Caribbean’ – Kuldeep Yadav declared fit for West Indies T20Is

Kuldeep Yadav will be eyeing a return to the starting XI in WI T20Is.

Kuldeep Yadav. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)

India’s mystery spinner Kuldeep Yadav is on his way to the Caribbean for the upcoming five-match T20I series, commencing later this month. The left-arm spinner announced his departure via his social media handle on Instagram.

The Indian team are engaging with West Indies in a three-match ODI series and are playing the second ODI at Queen’s Park Oval on Sunday, after winning a thriller against the hosts on Friday, 22 July at the same venue. The ODIs will be followed by a T20I series, which will see many senior Indian players, who have been rested for the ODIs, return to the squad.

Another player who will return to the side is Kuldeep Yadav, who was sidelined post-IPL 2022 due to an injury to his right hand while batting in the nets prior to the South Africa T20I series in June. While he was included in the Indian T20I squad, his selection in the playing XI was subject to fitness. The left arm unorthodox bowler took to Instagram on Sunday, 24th of July, and shared a picture of himself heading to the Caribbean. His post read : 

“See you soon Caribbean🏝Can’t wait to join my teammates and get going 🇮🇳✈️.”

Kuldeep Yadav is fine, he has checked out of NCA. He cleared the fitness test: BCCI official

Kuldeep was dropped from the Indian team after a dip in form, but the Chinaman roared back to form in IPL 2022 and returned with 21 wickets in 14 matches for the Delhi Capitals. The spinner was rewarded with a call-up to the T20I squad earlier this month, but his inclusion in the playing XI was only to be considered after he cleared the relevant fitness test. The 27-year-old cleared the mandatory fitness test at the NCA as per a BCCI official.

“He is close to match-fitness. But we don’t want to rush his return considering he had surgery. There will be a fitness test at NCA on July 24 and if he clears that, he will board the flight to Trinidad. Kuldeep is fine. He has checked out of NCA. He cleared the fitness test,” the BCCI official was quoted by InsideSport.

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