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Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav

Age 36IndiaINDIA
Right-arm fast Bowler

A tall and naturally well-built right-arm pacer, Umesh Yadav had to toil hard to realize his dreams of playing cricket for the Indian national team. Born on 25th October 1987 in Nagpur in the state of Maharashtra, Umesh initially applied to join the army and even tried to become a police officer. However, after his failed attempts to join the services, he tried his hand at cricket and after a long grind began to taste some well-deserved success.

Umesh went to the non-glamourous Vidarbha team to start his professional journey and made his Ranji debut in 2008 where he took a four-fer and finished the season claiming 20 wickets at 14.60. He impressed everyone with his ability to bowl consistently at 140 clicks and he could get the ball to move both ways. He went on to make his List A and T20 debut for Vidarbha in January and October 2009 respectively.

His impressive show in the domestic circuit earned him a spot in the Delhi squad for the 2010 Indian T20 League. The right-arm speedster made his international debut while playing an ODI against Zimbabwe and although he failed to impress, was named in the squad for the following series against South Africa. In 2011, Umesh received his Test cap against West Indies and he immediately left a mark taking 9 wickets in his first two matches.

Courtesy of some notable showing, he was selected in India’s Test squad for their tour to Australia in December 2011 where he picked 14 wickets in an otherwise hapless series and proved to be a ray of light through the darkness for the depleted Indian pace bowling unit. After being out of cricket for most of 2012 due to injury, Umesh Yadav was back into the international fold for the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 on English shores.

He was a delight to watch in England as he used the swing and pacy conditions to a great effect but the bouts of inconsistency didn't help his case for a permanent spot in the playing XI. He is a rhythm bowler who can be lethal when he finds it and his performance in Australia and New Zealand during the 2015 edition of the World Cup has been one of his best. He extracted pace and bounce off the tracks and though India failed to retain their title, Umesh ended the tour as India's best bowler with 18 wickets which was the third most overall.

Post the World Cup, he found his chances were limited and soon faded out of the national reckoning in white-ball cricket. He continued to ply his trade domestically and he was a steady performer in the Indian T20 League. After his stint with the Delhi franchise in 2013, Umesh was bought by the Kolkata side and was their frontline bowler till 2017. He was then roped in by the Bangalore team ahead of the 2018 edition and had a stellar first season with them claiming 20 wickets.

After three seasons in Bangalore, Umesh went back to Delhi where his Indian T20 League journey began but did not play a single game that season and was released ahead of the 2022 mega auction. This allowed the Kolkata franchise to buy him for INR 2 crore and he proved his worth by claiming 16 wickets. His performance enabled Umesh to make a comeback into white-ball cricket in the T20I series against Australia.

He has been a constant component of the Test squad for years but he has recently developed his game to incorporate slower deliveries and yorkers into his arsenal which makes him a handy bowler in the shortest form of the game. He has pace and swing also at his disposal along with a wicked bouncer and Umesh continues to maintain his fitness which makes him an outstanding fielder. With his ability to wield the long handle lower down the order, he is a complete asset for any team.

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Umesh Yadav Ranking
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N/AODI174TESTN/AT20
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N/AODI43TESTN/AT20
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Debut
India vs Zimbabwe on May 28, 2010
Last
India vs West Indies on Oct 24, 2018
Debut
India vs West Indies on Nov 06, 2011
Last
India vs Australia on Jun 07, 2023
Debut
India vs Sri Lanka on Aug 07, 2012
Last
India vs South Africa on Oct 04, 2022
Debut
Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings on Mar 19, 2010
Last
Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals on Apr 10, 2024

Umesh Yadav Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
7579007.9058.95
Highest Runs18
Balls Faced23
On DateOct 20, 16
AgainstNew ZealandNZ

Umesh Yadav Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
7559310633.6333.566.01
Wickets Taken4
Runs31
On DateMar 19, 15
AgainstBangladeshBAN

Umesh Yadav Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
2206
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Umesh Yadav Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
574600011.2152.09
Highest Runs31
Balls Faced10
On DateOct 19, 19
AgainstSouth AfricaSA

Umesh Yadav Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
571496.317030.9552.813.51
Wickets Taken6
Runs88
On DateOct 12, 18
AgainstWest IndiesWI

Umesh Yadav Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
1904
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Umesh Yadav Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
9220022.00104.76
Highest Runs20
Balls Faced17
On DateOct 04, 22
AgainstSouth AfricaSA

Umesh Yadav Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
9301223.3315.009.33
Wickets Taken2
Runs19
On DateJun 29, 18
AgainstIrelandIRE

Umesh Yadav Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
301
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Umesh Yadav Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
147208009.90103.48
Highest Runs24
Balls Faced11
On DateMay 16, 15
AgainstRajasthan RoyalsRR

Umesh Yadav Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
147505.214330.0421.208.50
Wickets Taken4
Runs23
On DateApr 01, 22
AgainstPunjab KingsPBKS

Umesh Yadav Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
3808
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
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