Kuldeep Yadav to lead UP in Ranji trophy | Kanpur News

Kanpur: Chinamen bowler Kuldeep Yadav will lead the 24-member Ranji trophy squad of Uttar Pradesh in the Ranji trophy championship to be held from January 13 next year.
Karan Sharma, who had led UP in Vijay Hazare trophy, has been made the vice-captain. The senior selection committee had also picked Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Saurabh Kumar in the squad but their entry would depend on their availability.
The members of UP Ranji squad are: Kuldeep Yadav (captain), Karan Sharma (vice-captain), Madhav Kaushik, Almas Shaukat, Samarth Singh, Hardeep Singh, Rinku Singh, Priyam Garg, Akshadeep Nath, Sameer Chaudhary, Kritagya Singh, Aryan Juyal, Dhruv Chandra Jurel, Shivam Mavi, Ankit Rajpoot, Yash Dayal, Kunal Yadav, Prince Yadav, Rishabh Bansal, Shanu Saini, Jasmer, Zeeshan Ansari, Shivam Sharma and Parth Mishra.
Kuldeep was injured in the second leg of IPL this season in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and could not play any match for his team– Kolkata Knight Riders. He had to undergo surgery of his knee in September and after the surgery he was rehabilitated in National Cricket Academy (NCA) Bengaluru. Now he is fully fit to play,
Talking to TOI, Kuldeep Yadav in a telephonic conversation said, “At present I am in NCA and will attend the forthcoming UP Ranji squad camp to be held on January 1. I will likely join the camp on January 3. I have fully recovered from my knee injury and surgery and am eager to retain my old place in the state as well as in the National squad”. Kuldeep has a chance to stage his comeback in the national squad. He was a member of the World Cup team in 2019 but was not called to the field by the team management. Though he got a couple of chances but could not perform in matches as per expectations of the management.

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