Kuldeep Yadav has joined an illustrious list of bowlers after becoming the seventh international bowler to have taken a five-wicket haul in each of the three formats (Test, ODI and T20I) of the game.
Kuldeep took five for 57 runs during Windies’ second innings in the first Test against India to achieve the milestone. He is the second Indian bowler after Bhuvneshwar Kumar to take a five-wicket haul in all the three formats of international cricket.
Tim Southee (New Zealand), Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka), Umar Gul (Pakistan), Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) and Imran Tahir (South Africa) are the other bowlers to have achieved the feat.
Kuldeep began with a wicket of Shay Hope for 17, trapping the right-hander plumb in-front of the wicket. He then followed it up with the wickets of Shimron Hetmyer (17) and Sunil Ambris (0) in the same over as West Indies lost their middle-order in a space of three balls.
Roston Chase (20) was the next to depart failing to read the 23-year-old’s guile before opener Kierron Powell (83), who until then looked set, failed to read Kuldeep’s googly and offered a catch to debutant Prithvi Shaw, to help the Chinaman bowler complete his maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket.
Kuldeep had earlier taken a five-wicket haul in both the ODI and T20I formats in the bilateral series against England this year.
Bowlers with five wicket-hauls in each of the three formats: