Kuldeep Yadav has been in cracking form during the ongoing Asia Cup 2023. He is currently the leading wicket-taker with 9 wickets including 5 for 25 against arch-rivals Pakistan and 4 for 43 in the next match against Sri Lanka that helped Team India qualify for the finals of the continental event.
Shane Warne was considered one of the greatest leg spinners in the world. Both Kuldeep Yadav and Warne shared some valuable time when India registered a historic 2-1 series win on Australian soil for the first time in 2018/19. Kuldeep Yadav picked 5 wickets in the first innings as the 4th match at Sydney Cricket Ground was affected by rain.
Here we look at the 3 Shane Warne Records That Kuldeep Yadav can break.
- Career ODI wickets
One of the best leg spinners in the world, Shane Warne did a superb job for Australia picking up 293 wickets from 194 matches (191 innings) at an economy of 4.25 runs per over and best figures of 5 for 33. His performance stood out with top-quality bowling efforts that led to Aussies to victory in tough situations.
During the previous match against Sri Lanka, Kuldeep Yadav picked up 150 ODI wickets in just 88 matches at an average of 25.64 and an economy of 5.11 runs per over. With modern-day international cricket helping the batters, his bowling efforts are brilliant.
Kuldeep Yadav has performed brilliantly in One-day international cricket and with age on his side, if he is able to continue to remain fit for a long time, Kuldeep Yadav could overall Shane Warne 293 wickets in the ODI format.
- Most Four Wicket Hauls in ODIs
During his brilliant ODI career, Shane Warne grabbed a total of 12 four-wicket hauls and 1 five-wicket haul in ODI format. Out of the 12 four-wicket hauls, 4 of them came during World Cups- 2 in 1996 and 2 in 1999 World Cup. His career-best figures came during the 1996 World Cup semi-final match against West Indies at 5 for 33.
The left-arm chinamen Kuldeep Yadav has proven a match-winner in ODI cricket with 7 four-wicket hauls and 2 five-wicket hauls. His performance in the ongoing Asia Cup has been outstanding enough and led India to many memorable victories with match match-winning spells.
With the 2023 World Cup coming at home from 5th October, Kuldeep Yadav would look to showcase his skills on Indian pitches and get as close as possible to Shane Warne’s record of 12 four-wicket hauls in ODIs.
- Most Wickets in a Single World Cup Edition
Shane Warne has a great record in Test matches with 708 wickets, his performances in the World Cups for Australia looked brilliant. He has grabbed a total of 32 wickets from 17 matches at an economy rate of 3.83 runs per over. During the 1999 edition played in England and Wales, Shane Warne played a key role in picking up 20 wickets.
Kuldeep Yadav grabbed a total of 6 wickets during the 2019 edition of the World Cup. With the 2023 World Cup coming at home, he would look to prove his worth by picking lots of wickets and delivering the goods against top-quality sides helping Team India to win an ICC title in the last 12 years.