Kuldeep: 'My long experience of playing at Eden Gardens helped'

The chinaman bowler, who has been there with the city-based franchise in the IPL for the past five years said the long association with Eden Gardens has played a part in his success.

Kuldeep Yadav starred with the ball by picking three wickets.   -  AP

Kuldeep Yadav, who revived his good vibes with Eden Gardens with impressive figures of three for 13, said that his stint with IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders has helped him perform well at the venue.

The chinaman bowler, who has been there with the city-based franchise in the IPL for the past five years said the long association with Eden Gardens has played a part in his success.

“The long association with Eden Gardens plays a part. I have been with KKR for almost five years and played a lot of IPL games here. It gives you the confidence to do well as I know the wicket well,” Kuldeep said in the post-match conference.

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The 23-year old picked up the wickets of Darren Bravo, Rovman Powell and skipper Carlos Brathwaite to demolish the visitor’s batting.

When asked about his faster delivery, Kuldeep said it helps break the rhythm of the batsman. “I am working on a faster delivery which came good today.  In T20 format you need these kind of deliveries to break the rhythm of batsman and check the run flow,” Kuldeep, who completed 100 wickets in T20 cricket, said.

West Indies left-arm spinner Fabian Allen said the absence of star all-rounder Andre Russell, who pulled out on the match citing injury, was crucial.

"Andre is a crucial player in the West Indies team. He is a hard hitter. Those guys are important like Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis. Also we young players try to contribute as much as we can,” he said.

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