Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav only started considering a career as a cricketer at the age of 19, the age at which most promising bowlers start running for a national cap. His first international appearance came in 2010 in an ODI against Zimbabwe. His Test debut came in 2011 against West Indies. He went on to take nine wickets in the series. Yadav became one of India's front line bowlers in 2015 World Cup and has since become an integral part of the

squad. He is known for the speed he gets on the ball, crossing 140 kph regularly and his ability to swing it both ways.

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Umesh Yadav joins Sachin Tendulkar in elite list; records highest strike rate in Test cricket

Umesh Yadav scored 31 runs from 10 deliveries in a late cameo in India's first innings before getting caught trying to hit a maximum. His innings had five sixes, all scored against George Linde. 

INDvSA 3rd Test at Ranchi: Change of pace

South Africa was once home of quality fast bowlers while India struggled to respond in kind. But that's not the case anymore.


Youngsters need to be better than us to get into national side: Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav savoured a six-wicket match-haul in India's big win in the second Test but he knows that it's not a great position to be the fourth choice pacer in the side when Jasprit Bumrah is available.

IND vs SA 2nd Test: On India comeback, Umesh Yadav shows Saffers how to bowl

In a brief but hostile spell, Umesh Yadav showed why he should be in the Test squad. Even if Jasprit Bumrah is fit. On current form, the battle for the third seamer's slot should be between Ishant Sharma and Yadav.

Fast and uncluttered: Umesh Yadav finds clarity in bid to regain spot

For someone who had made his debut in 2011, he has featured in only 41 Tests, owing to a variety of factors, from his scattergun ways to injuries and recurring inconsistency to an unprecedented boom in young fast bowlers.

Umesh Yadav says time away from team gave him chance to work on bowling issues

Umesh Yadav, who took three wickets for 19 runs in the West Indies A first innings in the warm-up game which concluded on Monday here, said he worked on getting his rhythm back at the Vidarbha Cricket Academy with coach Subroto Banerjee in the last few months.


India vs Australia 1st T20: Some days execution in death bowling doesn't work out, says Jasprit Bumrah

In the opening T20I on Sunday, Umesh Yadav was unable to defend 14 runs, as Australia clinched the contest on the last ball with 3 wickets to spare. 

India vs Australia: 'You don't understand sport,' Harsha Bhogle slams those calling Umesh Yadav 'villain'

Umesh Yadav drew flak on social media after conceding 14 runs off the last over of the 1st T20I as Australia beat India in Visakhapatnam.

Ashish Nehra picks Umesh Yadav over Khaleel Ahmed in India's World Cup squad

To suit the English conditions, India are likely to name four seamers in the squad for the ICC World Cup. Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami are expected to be three frontline choices.

Irani Cup: Vidarbha eye encore, Ajinkya Rahane gears up for big one, Umesh Yadav misses

For Vidarbha, the aim will be to do an encore of the 2017-18 season where they won both Ranji Trophy and Irani Cup.

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IND vs SA 2nd Test: From Kohli to Umesh, key performers in India's thumping win

The Indian juggernaut continued to roll as the hosts humiliated South Africa by an innings and 137 runs in the second Test to clinch a record 11th consecutive series victory at home in Pune on Sunday.

Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan meet the Great Khali after winning second Test against Sri Lanka

After winning the second Test against Sri Lanka on Sunday, India captain Virat Kohli met the Great Khali and uploaded two pictures with the former WWE champion. He said in the caption, "It was Great to meet The Great Khali, what a guy!"