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Umesh Yadav
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Umesh Yadav

India|Bowler
Umesh Yadav

INTL CAREER: 2010 - 2021

Full Name

Umeshkumar Tilak Yadav

Born

October 25, 1987, Nagpur, Maharashtra

Age

33y 357d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

Less than two seasons after fast bowler Umesh Yadav first played with a leather ball, he was bowling against the likes of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman in the Duleep Trophy. What makes his ascent even more remarkable is that he represents unglamorous Vidarbha in the Plate League of the Ranji Trophy. Yadav is the son of a coal-mine worker and was aiming to become a policeman. He only started considering a career in cricket as a 19-year-old, an age by which the best young Indian cricketers are in the running for a national cap.

As a fast bowler, he has many skills: he regularly bowls at over 140kph, moves the ball both ways, and has a pretty effective bouncer. These qualities helped him take 20 wickets at 14.60 in four games for Vidarbha in his debut season in 2008-09. While he made waves in the domestic scene, Umesh really caught the eye during IPL 2010, where he impressed a much wider audience with his pace for Delhi Daredevils. He finally broke into the big league, when he was flown to the West Indies as a replacement for the injured Praveen Kumar during the World Twenty20 tournament in May 2010, and earned his first call-up to the India Test team for the tour of South Africa in November the same year. He made the Test playing XI for the first time against West Indies in Delhi in November 2011, and picked up nine wickets in his first two Tests, which in turn earned him a place for the Australia tour.

On that tour, a disastrous one for India, Umesh was one of few positives for the side, outbowling his more experienced team-mates to finish with 14 wickets from four Tests and a strike rate of 50.50. More than his figures though, it was his speed and aggression that stood out. However, 2012 was an injury-prone year for him: he picked up a shin injury in Australia, before being ruled out one Test into the England series at the end of the year with back trouble. He returned to international cricket in June 2013 at the Champions Trophy in England, and a fast-bowler starved India would have heaved a collective sigh of relief to notice he had not lost his ability to bowl quick.

After continuing in the ODI circuit, both home and abroad, Umesh was picked for the Australia Tests in 2014 and he followed that up by becoming one of India's frontline bowlers at the 2015 World Cup, finishing as the third-highest wicket-taker with 18 wickets at an average of 17.83.
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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test4996784546571546/8810/13330.243.5650.90531
ODI7573355835651064/314/3133.636.0133.50400
T20I7715021992/192/1924.338.7616.60000
FC981791647091273217/4812/7928.433.3251.3011152
List A118116568254511645/265/2633.235.7534.60410
T20148146306842781485/185/1828.908.3620.70210
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test4957233943111.5876251.70003719170
ODI7524147918*7.9013458.950081220
T20I710222.00450.00000030
FC98117451042128*14.47150269.371110946350
List A11852252843010.5129795.62002415320
T201484927194268.81167116.16001611380
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
India vs England10 & 253/76 & 3/6002-Sep-2021The OvalTest # 2433
Indians vs County XI123/22 & 0/520-Jul-2021Chester-le-StreetFC
India vs Australia90/39 & 1/526-Dec-2020MelbourneTest # 2398
India vs Australia6 & 4*3/40 & 0/4917-Dec-2020AdelaideTest # 2396
Indians vs Australia A24 & 113/48 & 1/1406-Dec-2020SydneyFC

Videos



Photos


James Anderson signals for a review - in vain - as India's post-match celebrations begin
The India players go up in appeal around Umesh Yadav for the last wicket
Umesh Yadav is all smiles after dismissing Chris Woakes
Shardul Thakur struck the first blow for India, getting Rory Burns
Umesh Yadav asks the question
Umesh Yadav goes for the pull