An Ode to the Cricketing Hero, Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav is a force of nature on-field, a cricketing superhero who has given many match-winning performances. Umesh Yadav’s age has never been a deterrent to his scaling great cricketing heights, as the ace bowler made his debut for the Vidarbha team in the 2008 Ranji Trophy series at the tender age of 19. He then went on to play as part of the national ODI team against Zimbabwe in 2010. His standout performance caught the attention of the IPL selectors and he was brought onboard the Delhi team in 2010. Avenues in test cricket opened up for him in 2011 when he was roped in to play against the West Indies at home, in India.

After a year’s sabbatical due to injuries, Umesh Yadav returned to make his mark during the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013, which Indian cricket team won. While he made is T-20 international debut in August 2012 while playing against Sri Lanka, he first played in the IPL (Indian Premier League) as part of the Delhi Daredevils in 2010. He is now part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad, having also been part of the Kolkata Knight Riders team in the past.

Umesh Yadav Personal Details:

Name Umesh Yadav
Date of Birth 25 October 1987
Birthplace Deoria
Height 5 Ft 11 Inches
Playing Role Right Arm Fast Bowler
Spouse Tanya Wadhwa
ICC Rankings-
Bowling
Test 21
ODI 85

Umesh Yadav’s International Cricket Career

Umesh Yadav is a coveted fast bowler who has shone on several occasions in the test, one-day international and T-20 international circuits. Here is a quick Umesh Yadav profile summarising his international cricket wins over the years:

  1. Umesh Yadav’s bowling style is a medium fast, right-handed toss. He has played 75 ODIs and taken 106 wickets with an economy rate of 6.01. He picked up a bowling tally of 4/31 in the 2018 CWC quarter-finals ODI against Bangladesh, making it his career best in that format.
  2. In the T-20 international format, he has played seven matches, landing nine wickets at an economy of 8.76. A BBM of 2/19 in an India vs Ireland match in June 2018 is his T-20 international best.
  3. He has played in 45 test matches, bagging 142 wickets at an economy of 3.59. He has had three five-wicket and one ten-wicket hauls in the test cricket format. He bowled his best test figures of 6/88 BBM (best bowling per match) in the West Indies tour in October 2018.

Umesh Yadav’s Domestic Cricket Highs

Domestic cricket gave Umesh’s international cricket career a much-needed kickstart. Here is a quick glimpse at his First-class and List A cricket runs:

  1. He has played in 87 First-class and 118 List A matches, bagging 289 and 164 wickets respectively.
  2. His BBM of 12/79 during the January 2019 match against Kerala is his First-class best. His highest List A cricket BBM is a tally of 5/26.

Umesh Yadav’s IPL Records

Yadav is an IPL regular, and has always made his teams proud with his on-the-field antics. Here are a few of his best moments in the league:

Umesh Yadav Career Stats

Format Matches Innings Balls Bowled Runs Wkts BBM Econ Avg Strike Rate 5W 10W
Test 45 88 7191 4297 142 10/133 3.59 30.26 50.64 3 1
ODI 75 73 3558 3565 106 4/31 6.01 33.63 33.57 0 0
T20I 7 7 150 219 9 2/19 8.76 24.33 16.67 0 0
IPL 119 118 2480 3496 119 4/24 8.46 29.38 20.84 0 0

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