Kuldeep makes a huge statement against doubters who think he won't perform well in the WC after the poor IPL form

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ICC World Cup 2019 | Poor form in IPL won’t have any effect in World Cup, believes Kuldeep Yadav

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SportsCafe Desk

05/16/2019

Kuldeep Yadav has stated that he is not worried about his form in the IPL as the change in format brings a wholesome change to the way one approaches the game. The wrist-spinner has also added that the break after the Indian Premier League has helped him a lot as he is working hard in the nets.

After a stunning international season, Kuldeep Yadav endured a tough IPL and was eventually dropped from Kolkata Knight Riders’ squad after the game against RCB, in which he conceded 27 runs in one over. That performance came against his selection in the remaining matches of the IPL and Kuldeep was understandably not happy about that. However, if one would’ve thought that he was carrying the baggage to the World Cup, then Kuldeep rubbished the idea. 

“It won’t have any effect. ODIs are a lot different than T20s, franchise cricket and international cricket are not the same either. The break (during IPL) actually helped me a lot, I have been working hard in the nets and now my confidence is back,” Kuldeep told Hindustan Times.

England have been dishing out some of the flattest decks ever used in ODI cricket for the ongoing Pakistan series where even 360 sounds like an easy total to track down. The scene for the World Cup is expected to be the same and the bowlers will have a nightmare during the ICC mega event. Kuldeep, however, is unfazed by that and stated he would still try to deceive the batsmen on air.

“My strength is to turn the ball and I will stick to that. I know the wickets won’t assist the spinners much but I will try and deceive the batsman in the air. The key is to take wickets in the middle overs. If I manage to do that then automatically there will be less pressure in the slog overs,” the wrist-spinner added.

After leaving for England on May 22, India will play two warm-up games – against New Zealand on May 25 and against Bangladesh on May 28 – before taking on South Africa on June 5.

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