Kuldeep in elite club

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

Kuldeep claimed his first against Aus­tralia at Kolkata's Eden Gar­dens in 2017 to join In­dia's ODI hat-trick club that in­cludes Chetan Sharma, Kapil Dev and Shami. How­ever no In­dian bowler has taken more than one hat-trick across for­mats.

Kuldeep also joins in­ter­na­tional bowlers La­sith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Wasim Akram (Pak­istan), Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka), Saqlain Mush­taq (Pak­istan) and Trent Boult (New Zealand) to pick up more than one hat-trick in ODIs.

While Malinga leads the list with three ODI hat-tricks, all the oth­ers have picked up two in the 50-over for­mat. Kuldeep, 25, who has a hat-trick in U19 cricket, has taken 99 wick­ets in 55 ODIs since his de­but in 2017.

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