India’s left arm chinaman’s fame in the limited overs format of the game has turned several heads as his spin web has bamboozled many world class batsmen.
Cricket news: Kuldeep has impressed hugely in the limited overs format
Although he was quite impressive in the white-ball format, yet it will be a totally different test for him once he dons the white jersey and play the red-ball game.
India’s veteran pace bowler Zaheer Khan believes that with the ongoing hot temperatures in England, the visitors would be tempted to play two specialist spinners.
“Yes, if conditions are hot, it may be difficult for fast bowlers but then you always have the option to play two specialist spinners. If the conditions remain like that, they (Indian team management) might be tempted to play two spinners,” said Khan.
Zaheer also added that after Kuldeep had become the poster boy of the Indian cricket in recent times, there will be a huge amount of expectations from him.
“Why shouldn’t there be expectations? The expectations have grown since he has done well at the international level. When you do well, it is bound to happen and he will have to handle that,” Khan said in an interview to PTI.
Khan also said that the entire tour will now be played in warm or hot weather and this is why he expects India to dominate the overall proceedings. The first Test begins from August 1 at Edgbaston.
“Everyone is saying that this will be the ‘Indian Summer’ in the UK. I am also expecting India to dominate. But we have to keep in mind that this is a five-Test series. Five-Test series can be very challenging. You need to show a lot of consistency. But what gives me hope is the manner in which they played in South Africa. Yes, they lost the Test series (1-2) but the way the fought back in the final Test was impressive. The energy and approach they showed give me a lot of hope,” Khan said.