Kuldeep Yadav was delighted to be able to turn the match in India’s favour as they swept to victory over England in the first One-Day International at Trent Bridge.
The left-arm wrist spinner caused problems to all of the hosts’ batsmen, who struggled to pick which way the ball was going to turn.
He finished with 6-25 in India’s clinical eight-wicket win that puts them 1-0 up in the series, with the final two matches at Lord’s (Saturday) and Emerald Headingley (Tuesday).
“The wicket was very good to bat on and after 10 overs they had scored 70-plus, so we were looking for a wicket and I was hoping to take it,” said Kuldeep.
“Luckily I got three wickets in two overs and that really changed the momentum for us. We needed a breakthrough and we got it.
“I’m enjoying the English conditions now and they are perfect for any spinner who is turning the ball.
“I didn’t try anything knew in this game – I just stuck to the basics by bowling wicket to wicket and varying my pace and what I was bowling.
“I am hoping for the Test call now, so let’s see what happens in a couple of days when they picked the Test team.”
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