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Umesh Yadav Tops the Indian Pace Bowling ladder2 min read

Umesh Yadav was the hero for India in the 2nd Test Match played at Hyderabad yesterday. His 10 wicket haul in the match allowed Team India to win the last match of the series in just 3 days.


Umesh Yadav is bowling decently, but in Hyderabad, he destroyed the Windies with his 10 wicket haul in the match.

He has not been a regular member of this Indian squad, but now Umesh Yadav has certainly earned the trust of his captain ahead of the Australian tour.

This performance from Umesh Yadav has made him the go-to pacer at home. In the absence of Bumrah and Bhuvi, Umesh led the pace bowling attack very well.

Umesh Yadav was born in Nagpur on 25th October 1987. He played for Vidharba in 2008 and he becomes the first player to play for the country from that team.

Umesh Yadav made his ODI debut in 2010 against Zimbabwe and he played his 1st test match against West Indies in 2011.

He has played 40 test matches and scalped 117 with a bowling average of 32.85. He has picked up two 5 wicket hauls and 1 ten wicket haul so far.

In ODIs, the right arm pacer has played 73 matches and he has 105 wickets to his name with the bowling average of 32.60. But sadly he is yet to take a five-wicket haul in the 50 over format.

Umesh Yadav also plays T20Is. In that he has played only 5 games so far. He has picked up 8 wickets to his name. Umesh Yadav made his T20I debut against Sri Lanka in the year 2012.

He also plays the cash-rich IPL, in the 2018 season he played for RCB. He was brought for a whopping price of 4.5 crores.

Umesh Yadav had applied to join the police and the Indian army before playing cricket.

Umesh Yadav played with the tennis ball earlier. Then he went to Vidharba cricket academy. There he started to play with leather ball.

He made his first-class debut against Madhya Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy.

In that match, he took 4 wickets but he didn’t bowl in the second innings.

In that season, he played 4 Ranji matches for his state and Umesh Yadav picked up 20 wickets with an average of 14.60. His best figures were 6 wickets for 105 runs.

He also represented Central Zone in Duleep Trophy in 2010, that was his first season
Umesh Yadav made his IPL debut in 2010. He was brought by Delhi Daredevils in the first season. He took 6 wickets in that year.

He was also the part of India’s winning run in champions trophy in 2013. At the time he was the leader of India’s pace attack.

But due to his poor performance in India Vs Australia ODI series, he was dropped from the ODI side.

Then, he was recalled for the ODI series against South Africa. But his performance was not good and he was dropped again. He was included in the test squad.

Now Umesh Yadav has a chance to seal the place in India’s ODI setup. With Shardul Thakur injured, there might be a possibility of Umesh Yadav making it to the One Day International squad.

Umesh Yadav can also be a trump card for India in the tour of Australia next month. He can be the pace bowler for India in the test series against Australia.

He has pace but he also needs to concentrate on the line and length. That can give him a bulk of wickets.

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