“I definitely see myself playing XI” – Umesh Yadav at the finals of the World Testing Championship


Indian fast bowler Umesh Yadav sees the World Cup finals in the exams as an opportunity to win the World Cup. It also sounds pretty confident that he was in the starting lineup. India will oppose New Zealand in the conflict at the summit that will start on June 18 in Southampton.

Like several other regular respondents, Umesh Yadav is also no longer part of the Indian white ball setup. The title of world champion in testing is no less than the World Cup, like Cheteshwar Pujar, Ajinkya Rahana, among others.

“We worked hard to get there, and with players like me who aren’t regular cricket with white balls, we consider it our World Cup. If I can perform well in that match and we win in the end, the world champions will be a memory forever “, said Umesh Yadav ESPNcricinfo.

He further added that English conditions will help him earn a place in playing XI.

“The match is in England, where momentum and seam are important, so I definitely see myself playing XI for that match,” Yadav exclaimed.

Umesh Yadav last played red ball cricket at the Boxing Day Test in MCG, in which he limped with a shin muscle injury after bowling, just 3.3 times in the second inning in Australia. He then completed his recovery and returned to the test team for the last two home tests against England. But unfortunately, in both games he had to warm up the bench.

“I can generally pull my body for another two or three years” – Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav leaves MCG after sustaining calf muscle injury last December
Umesh Yadav leaves MCG after sustaining calf muscle injury last December

Although he has played only 48 tests, Umesh Yadav has been around for more than a decade. He sounded confident that another 2-3 years would pass, while acknowledging that the influx of young, raw talent into the Indian pace would surely give him a chance for money.

“I am now 33 years old and I know that I can mostly pull my body for another two or three years, and there will be some young people who will arrive. I feel like this is just healthy because it ultimately benefits the team.

“When you have five or six fast bowlers on a tour of four or five tests, you can play two games for each of them to reduce their stress and load, so that helps that pack [of fast bowlers] play longer, ”elaborated Umesh Yadav.

Although Umesh Yadav has flirted with several injuries, he is comforted by the fact that he has not faced as many roadblocks as fast bowlers usually have. Therefore, he did not even need to reduce his pace strongly.

“As for the rest of my career, thank God I haven’t had so many injuries. And that’s satisfying as a fast bowler, because when a fast bowler starts to get hurt, he starts fighting, which ultimately reduces his [playing] life.

“The injury is followed by recovery, and then you need rehabilitation that takes a lot of time that will never be able to return. But I lost very little time due to injuries, which somehow helped me prolong my career. So I didn’t have to compromise much in my rhythm either, ”said Umesh Yadav.

Umesh Yadav will now represent the Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2021. They play their first game against the Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai on April 10th.

Posted April 3, 2021, 12:11 pm


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