The Chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav who has been struggling with his form in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) was dropped from Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)'s playing XI in the last two games. Now, KKR head coach Jacques Kallis on Thursday explained the reason behind Kuldeep's omission from the playing XI.
Explaining the reason, Kallis said. "The wickets we have played on at Eden Gardens this year, it hasn't spun at all and it has been tough for spinners. It has been a tough year for him but he will learn from this. You have got to understand 50-over format is quite different from the 20-over format."
He further said, "I don't think it will affect him, it's just a different format and unfortunately looking at the makeup of the side, he has not played the last couple of games. He has been working quite hard in the nets and seems to be getting it right again, so I am sure he will be okay for the World Cup.”
The Chinaman spinner has played nine games for KKR this season picking up only 4 wickets conceding at an economy of 8.66. He will be looking to bounce back as KKR aim to secure playoffs berth with two games in hand.