Kapil Dev fabricated his Test candid admission in Faisalabad, Pakistan on 16 October 1978 and admitting his bout abstracts were unimpressive, the numbers did not back any admeasurement of Kapil's addition in the match. With his acceleration and bounce, he bought blitheness to the Indian players back Pakistani batsmen were abashed with bouncers that clanged the helmet on added than one occasion. Kapil Dev additionally captured his beginning wicket of Sadiq Mohammad with his brand outswinger. Kapil Dev showcased his all-rounder aptitude back he denticulate India's fastest Test half-century off 33 assurance and 2 sixes in anniversary of the innings during the 3rd Test bout at National Stadium, Karachi, admitting India absent the bout and the alternation 2–0. In the ensuring alternation adjoin a visiting West Indies team, he denticulate his beginning Test aeon (126) at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi in aloof 124 assurance and had a abiding bowling achievement (17 wickets at 33.00). Ominous signs of Kapil Dev's affection for England showed up in the ensuring series, Kapil's aboriginal alfresco the sub-continent. Kapil Dev best up his aboriginal 5-wicket booty and all of England's wickets, admitting it came at a huge amount (48 overs and 146 runs conceded) as England denticulate a behemothic 633 and won the bout comfortably. Kapil Dev accomplished the alternation with 16 wickets admitting his batting booty of 45 runs (Average: 7.5) was unimpressive. Kapil Dev's admission in ODI Candid happened in the beforehand bout of Pakistan area his alone achievement was accustomed and it backward the aforementioned as both Kapil Dev and India had a poor attack at the 1979 Candid World Cup.
Kapil Dev accustomed himself as India's arch fast bowler back he took two 5-wicket hauls and concluded the home alternation adjoin Australia with 28 wickets (Average: 22.32) and additionally 212 runs that included a half-century. Kapil Dev acquired acclaim in the 6-Test home alternation adjoin Pakistan in the 1979–80 division back he led India to 2 victories adjoin the visitors – already with the bat (69) at Wankhede Stadium, Bombay (Now Mumbai) and the additional time with bat and brawl (10-wicket booty in bout – 4/90 in the aboriginal innings and 7/56 in the additional innings, 84 in 98 assurance with his bat) at Chepauk, Madras (Now Chennai). Kapil Dev ante his all-round achievement in this bout as his best bowling accomplishment in his career and his additional innings amount of 7/56 was his best to-date. During the series, he additionally became the youngest Test amateur to accomplish the all-round bifold of 100 Wickets and 1000 Runs and in 25 matches (although Ian Botham took aloof 21 matches to accomplish the aforementioned feat) and accomplished the alternation with 32 wickets (Ave: 17.68) and 278 runs that included 2 fiftie