If Ravi Shastri is to be believed Kuldeep Yadav has raced ahead of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja when it comes to performance in overseas conditions.
In a recent interview with Cricbuzz, India coach made a statement that Kuldeep will be preferred over two senior pros whenever India play one spinner.
“He plays overseas Test cricket and he gets five wickets, so he becomes our primary overseas spinner. Going ahead, if we have to play one spinner, he is the one we will pick,” Shastri told Cricbuzz.
However, in an interview with Sportstar, chief selector MSK Prasad stated that Ashwin continues to be India’s no.1 spinner in Test cricket.
“Undoubtedly. There are no two ways about it. Ashwin is our No. 1 spinner and he is one of the best spinners in the world. In fact, every country we play, they always plan against Ashwin first compared to other spinners. He is our premier spinner,” he said.