Kuldeep Yadav's left-arm wrist spin gave this series yet another unexpected twist, as India enjoyed the better of the first day of the decisive fourth Test in Dharamshala. He surprised the likes of David Warner, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb and Glenn Maxwell with his amazing spell which paved way for India’s victory in the decider. He ended with a first innings haul of 4 for 68.
India won the toss and posted a mammoth of 649 for 9 (declared) in their first innings. The visitors were bundled out for a mere 181 and were forced to follow-on. Their second innings too was no different as they were restricted bowled out at 196. Yadav not only registered his first five-wicket (5-57) haul in Test cricket, but also became the first and the only bowler in the world to take five-wicket hauls in all three formats of the game in a calendar year.
In his first ODI in England, Yadav ripped through the hosts batting line-up and helped India to restrict them to 268 at Trent Bridge. He scalped six wickets, giving away just 25 runs from his ten overs. He not only registered his first five-wicket haul, but also was awarded the Player of the match for his superb spell. Chasing the total, India won the match by eight wickets.
On July 3, 2018, Kuldeep Yadav took his first five-for in a T20I and became the first left-arm spinner to take five wickets in the format. Yadav's five-wicket haul in the shortest format dismantled England before KL Rahul registered an unbeaten century as India won the match by eight wickets. He was awarded the Player of the Match.
Batting first, Team India put up a total of 303 runs for the hosts to chase. Yadav, along with Chahal, shared eight wickets between them to give their side 3-0 up in the series. He was the pick among the bowlers as he scalped four wickets giving away juts 24 runs at an average of 2.56.