Agarkar believes that spinners will be India’s trump card in the World Cup.

Ajit Agarkar, India’s selection committee chairman, was overjoyed to see their left-arm spinner perform well against a variety of opponents ahead of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

Kuldeep Yadav has been in excellent form in recent months. He was recently named Asia Cup Player of the Series after taking nine wickets at an average of 11.44. This featured a 5/25 against Pakistan in a 228-run victory.

Overall, his run has been outstanding. Since the beginning of 2023, he has taken 31 ODI wickets at an average of 15.51. In the same time frame, he has eight wickets at an average of 17.62 in T20Is.

In December 2022, his last Test appearance resulted in a Player of the Match award for his 8/113 against Bangladesh.

While he is India’s top spinner for the global mega event, he has been rested for the first two One-Day Internationals against Australia.

Speaking to the press after releasing the roster for the Australia games, Agarkar described Kuldeep as a player with a unique skill set and expressed optimism that the team management’s faith and confidence was paying off.

“I spent a couple of years in the IPL with him,” Agarkar explained. “You can tell he’s a guy with a unique skill set.” Every player requires faith and confidence, which is what the Indian team management has provided. And it’s probably showing right now on the field.”

Agarkar stated that Kuldeep was India’s trump card, and that most teams found him difficult to play against.

“You can observe in different settings and against different opponents. He’s one of India’s strongest suits. So we’re thrilled for him and want to see what he’s up to on the cricket pitch right now.

“And hopefully he can keep doing that, because he clearly presents a challenge to most teams.” “We’re all very excited about what’s to come.”

India’s 15-man roster for the 2018 Cricket World Cup has already been revealed. Aside from Kuldeep, their spin alternatives are Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel.

Following the three-match ODI series against Australia, India will play two warm-up matches against England and the Netherlands. They will kick off their World Cup campaign against Australia on October 8 in Chennai.