Umesh Yadav

Country: India
Born: October 25, 1987, Nagpur, Maharashtra
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast
Playing role: Bowler

Umesh Yadav Bio

Umeshkumar Tilak Yadav, widely known as Umesh Yadav, is an accomplished cricket player from India. Born on October 25, 1987, in Nagpur, Maharashtra, Umesh is a talented fast bowler who has made a significant mark in the world of cricket. Despite hailing from an unassuming background, he has risen through the ranks to become an integral part of the Indian national team.

Umesh’s journey to cricket stardom began under somewhat unusual circumstances. He first played with a leather ball less than two seasons before finding himself bowling against the likes of renowned Indian cricketers Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman in the prestigious Duleep Trophy. What makes his ascent even more remarkable is that he represents Vidarbha, a team from the Plate League of the Ranji Trophy, which is generally considered less glamorous in Indian cricket circles. Umesh is the son of a coal-mine worker and initially aimed to pursue a career in the police force. However, at the age of 19, he began considering cricket as a potential profession.

Renowned for his explosive pace and impressive bowling skills, Umesh is capable of consistently hurling the ball above 140 kilometers per hour. He possesses the ability to move the ball both ways and effectively executes the bouncer. In his debut season for Vidarbha in 2008-09, Umesh showcased his potential by taking 20 wickets at a remarkable average of 14.60 in just four games. This outstanding performance garnered attention not only in domestic cricket but also in the cricketing fraternity as a whole.

Umesh Yadav further enhanced his reputation during the 2010 Indian Premier League (IPL) while representing the Delhi Daredevils. He caught the eye of a much larger audience with his blistering pace and skillful bowling. As a result, he received his maiden call-up to the Indian national team as a replacement for the injured Praveen Kumar during the World Twenty20 tournament in May 2010. In the same year, he earned his spot in the Indian Test team for the tour of South Africa, marking a significant milestone in his career.

Despite a disappointing series against Australia, Umesh stood out as one of the few positives for India. Outperforming his esteemed teammates, he secured 14 wickets in four Test matches, boasting an excellent strike rate of 50.50. His speed and aggression on the field caught the attention of cricket enthusiasts and experts alike. Unfortunately, injuries plagued Umesh in the following year, forcing him to miss significant matches due to a shin injury and back troubles. However, he made a strong comeback at the Champions Trophy in England in June 2013, reaffirming his ability to bowl at a high speed.

Umesh Yadav’s skills were not confined merely to the limited-overs formats of the game. He established himself as a vital member of the Indian Test team, receiving recognition for his accomplishments. His prowess as a fast bowler earned him a place in the 2014 Australia tour, followed by his inclusion in India’s frontline bowlers at the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. In the tournament, Umesh emerged as the third-highest wicket-taker, claiming 18 wickets at an impressive average of 17.83.

With each passing match, Umesh Yadav continues to solidify his position as one of India’s most formidable fast bowlers. His dedication, work ethic, and unwavering determination to succeed have enabled him to overcome various challenges and make a name for himself on the international cricket stage. India eagerly anticipates the exciting performances that await as Umesh continues to grow and thrive in the realm of cricket.

Umesh Yadav Career Stats

Umesh Yadav Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 57 68 27 460 31 11.21 883 52.09 0 0 42 24 19 0
T20Is 9 2 1 22 20* 22 21 104.76 0 0 2 0 3 0
ODIs 75 24 14 79 18* 7.9 134 58.95 0 0 8 1 22 0
FC 118 144 53 1377 128* 15.13 1914 71.94 1 2 139 65 39 0
List A 136 63 29 344 30 10.11 377 91.24 0 0 29 16 36 0
T20s 186 68 39 321 26 11.06 261 122.98 0 0 23 18 51 0

Umesh Yadav Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 57 112 8979 5263 170 6/88 10/133 30.95 3.51 52.8 6 3 1
T20Is 9 9 180 280 12 2/19 2/19 23.33 9.33 15 0 0 0
ODIs 75 73 3558 3565 106 4/31 4/31 33.63 6.01 33.5 4 0 0
FC 118 216 19529 10754 369 7/48 12/79 29.14 3.3 52.9 14 15 2
List A 136 134 6600 6272 194 5/26 5/26 32.32 5.7 34 5 2 0
T20s 186 184 3848 5311 193 5/18 5/18 27.51 8.28 19.9 4 2 0

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