[caption id="attachment_789021" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-789021" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Kuldeep-Yadav-BCCI.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="450" /> Kuldeep returned with a five-wicket haul in the first innings of the drawn fourth Test in Sydney against Australia and the wrist-spinner received huge accolades from the India coach. @ BCCI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>New Delhi:</strong> Wrist spinner <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kuldeep-yadav/">Kuldeep Yadav</a>'s sensational show at his maiden Test on Australian soil makes him India's first-choice spinner when it comes to selecting the playing XI for the upcoming <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">ICC 2019 World Cup</a> in England, feels team coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ravi-shastri/">Ravi Shastri</a>. <p></p> <p></p>Kuldeep returned with a five-wicket haul in the first innings of the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india-vs-australia-2018-19">drawn fourth Test in Sydney</a> against Australia and the wrist-spinner received huge accolades from the India coach. <p></p> <p></p>"Kuldeep comes into the mix big time now (in the World Cup)," Shastri told '<em>India Today</em>' TV channel. <p></p> <p></p>"He might be in every Indian XI that plays (in the World Cup) because he has the advantage of a wrist spinner. We might need to choose between the other two finger spinners because wrist spinner now is the priority." <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-2018-19-cheteshwar-pujaras-batting-in-australia-was-real-gold-stuff-viv-richards-788924">Cheteshwar Pujara s batting in Australia was real gold stuff: Viv Richards</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Young wicket-keeper batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rishabh-pant/">Rishabh Pant</a> also impressed by scoring 350 runs at an average of 58.33 to emerge as the second leading run-scorer for India during the four-match Test series against Australia. India won the contest 2-1 to clinch their maiden Test series win on Australian soil. <p></p> <p></p>However, the 21-year-old Pant, who scored an unbeaten 159 in Sydney, was not included in the squad for the Australia and New Zealand ODIs. <p></p> <p></p>Shastri said Pant has been given a specific job of learning to finish games, which will be important for India during the World Cup. <p></p> <p></p>"We have asked him to go back because he has been playing non-stop cricket. I think he needs a break for a couple of weeks and then join the India A team," the India coach said. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-2018-19-bowling-perfect-but-this-is-not-the-best-indian-batting-side-ian-chappell-788912">Bowling perfect, but this is not the best Indian batting side: Ian Chappell</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"He has been asked to do a specific job, to get into the habit of finishing off matches and he will be right there in the mix," he added. <p></p> <p></p>Shastri again slammed the critics for "jabbering away". <p></p> <p></p>"Who cares what people say? Look at the scoreboard, look at the results and rests is history, you can keep jabbering away." he said. <p></p> <p></p>"I always believed the people who jabber away are in the minority. You don't know the millions of fans that this Indian team has, you outnumber the jabbering crowd." <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/">Virat Kohli</a> and Co. will now take on Australia in the three-match one-day series starting in Sydney on Saturday.