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Kuldeep Yadav and I will be in the playing eleven once again in Sri Lanka, says Yuzvendra Chahal

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Zaheer axed Kuldeep Yadav from his squad. Photo Credit: (BCCI)

The Indian fans might see Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav once again bowling in tandem ahead of the limited over’s series against Sri Lanka. While the Indian Men’s team has landed in the UK for a three-and-a-half-month-long tour, a second-string Indian side would tour Sri Lanka for a white-ball series between 13th July and 25th July 2021.

Both Chahal and Kuldeep would make it into the squad and the former is confident that both will feature in the playing XI. Incidentally, they haven’t played together for quite a time after Kuldeep lost the trust of the selectors following a rough patch.

But Yuzvendra Chahal is sure that the left-arm leg spinner will once again be back in the fray when the Indian side travels to Sri Lanka.

“I am sure we (Kuldeep and I) will be in the eleven once again in Sri Lanka. I have been missing bowling alongside him (Kuldeep). We have bowled a lot of spells together. We enjoy each other’s company,” Chahal was quoted as saying.

Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav were mainstays in India’s limited over’s side until the 2019 World Cup. However, Kuldeep Yadav lost his place in the side after his forgettable performances in the perennial tournament. The upcoming limited over’s series presents a great opportunity for the spinner from Uttar Pradesh to make an impact and get his place back in the Indian team.

“As you all call us ‘KUL-CHA’ (laughs), we want to continue to shine and win as many matches as we can for India. We have good coordination on the field and off the field as well. We understand each other. We have planned and taken so many wickets together. I am sure I will get the chance to bowl with him in Sri Lanka. I am looking forward to playing with him after a long time,” Chahal added.

Yuzvendra Chahal was last seen in IPL 2021 while plying his trade for RCB. He picked 4 wickets in just 7 games at a strike rate of 41.66. Kuldeep Yadav, on the other hand, didn’t feature in a single game for KKR. He has been also been dropped from India’s Test squad for the upcoming UK tour.