26-year-old Kuldeep Sen, a fast bowler from Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, will play in the Asia Cup to be held in Dubai. He has been selected in the 18-member team of India. On the night of 22 August, Kuldeep got a call from Chetan Sharma, the chief selector of the Indian team. He asked Kuldeep to reach Mumbai. The rest of the Indian team also left for Dubai on Wednesday night. The Asia Cup of Cricket will be played from August 27 to September 11 in Dubai.
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Kuldeep Sen got a chance after Deepak Chahar’s Injury,
Kuldeep Sen’s coach Ariel Anthony said that Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar and Axar Patel were selected as backup players in the 18-man squad. Deepak Chahar has been dropped due to the injury. Kuldeep Sen is replaced in his position.
Younger brother Jagdeep Sen told that on the afternoon of 22 August many times there were calls from the BCCI. Passport etc. was asked. After getting the UAE visa by evening, there was a call from Chief Selector Chetan Sharma. He confirmed his inclusion in the 18-man squad. By night he reached the BCCI camp office and joined the team.
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Born in Hariharpur village
Kuldeep Sen was born on 28 October 1996 in Hariharpur village of Rewa. Father Rampal Sen has a salon shop at Sirmaur square. Kuldeep is the eldest of three brothers. The second number brother Rajdeep Sen has recently been selected in the Madhya Pradesh Police. Number three Jagdeep Sen runs the coaching. Also preparing for competitive exams. In many matches of IPL, Kuldeep has bowled at a speed of 149 kmph.
Playing cricket since the age of 13
Kuldeep has been playing cricket since the age of 13 despite weak financial conditions. Coach Ariel Anthony taught the nuances of cricket. Due to his excellent performance in domestic cricket and Ranji, the Rajasthan Royals team was bought for Rs 20 lakh in the IPL. Impressed the selectors on the strength of good bowling in many matches of IPL. In such a situation, he has joined the Indian team as a stand by.