IPL setback won’t hurt Kuldeep Yadav in World Cup: Dilip Vengsarkar

first_imgIndia, Australia and England are among the favourites for the 2019 Cricket World Cup but while Australia are in the middle of a preparatory camp at home and England are playing Pakistan in a limited-overs series, several India stars are busy in the Indian Premier League playoffs.India named a 15-man squad for the World Cup in the middle of the 2019 Indian Premier League and the selectors stuck to their promise: IPL form was not considered as they picked players to travel to England for the World Cup. However, the IPL is a long tournament and it tests the best of players and their resolve. On player who was severely tested was India’s star wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav.During Kolkata Knight Riders’ home game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kuldeep Yadav broke down after an assault from Moeen Ali. He was since left out of the KKR line-up and did not play another game and there is a fear this setback might affect Kuldeep in the World Cup.Vengsarkar said Kuldeep Yadav’s poor form in the IPL would have no bearing on his World Cup. “It’s a different format. He will get enough chance to get acclimatised to the conditions. Unlike T20, there are more overs and scope to comeback in odis. He will be fine,” he told India Today.Dilip Vengsarkar, a former chairman of selectors, had reserved high praise for Rishabh Pant before the squad selection but he was no named in the side for the World Cup. Pant himself has moved on from the disappointment and Vengsarkar said India needed to look ahead now.advertisement”It’s in the past now. One has to look ahead and I hope India does well in the World Cup,” he said.Dilip Vengsarkar, like a lot of other experts, picked hosts England, defending champions Australia and 2-time World Cup winners India to reach the semifinals. “My feeling is India, England and Australia will make the semi finals. I don’t know about the fourth team yet. India certainly has the potential to make the last four. If they have a good day in the semis then the finals.”last_img read more