Umesh Yadav


Umesh Kumar Tilak Yadav is generally known as Umesh Yadav in International Cricket. He is an Indian International cricket player who presently plays for the Indian national team, the Vidarbha cricket team in domestic cricket, and Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. He is a right-arm fast bowler, who has played for the Vidarbha cricket team since 2008 and is the 1st player from the team to have played Test cricket. His batting style is the right-handed bat. In May 2010, he made his ODI match against Zimbabwe. That year, in November, Umesh played his Test match against the West Indies. He was the highest wicket-taker for India and 3rd highest overall in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. He holds on to the record of the top strike rate in an innings in Test cricket.

The Early Life of Umesh Yadav:

Umesh Yadav was born on 25 October 1987 in Nagpur, Maharastra, India. His father Tilak Yadav was a coal mine worker and Late Kishori Devi was his mother. He has one brother that Ramesh Yadav and also one elder brother and sister. He completed his schooling at Government Higher Secondary School, Walani. Before becoming a professional cricket player, he, unfortunately, applied to join the army and the police force. Umesh tried to take a place in the college cricket team but was declined because he did not play for any club then in year 2007 having previously only always played tennis ball cricket, Umesh joined Vidarbha Gymkhana and was consisted in 1969 by J.A. Karnewar and was 1st time started bowling with a leather ball in Guzder League ‘A’ Division cricket tournament arranged by Vidarbha Cricket Association.

International Side:

In 2011–12, Umesh was added as one of India’s pace bowlers for their tour of Australia. He took 14 wickets at an average of 39.35 in all 4 Tests, but India lost the series 4–0.

In the month of May 2013, Umesh was considered in India’s 15 member squad for the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. That has not been a great tournament as he had gotten just 4 wickets from all the 5 matches that he played in the tournament. In the month of December 2014, He was considered in India’s 20 member squad for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. He was India’s top wicket-taker in the tournament with eighteen wickets from 8 matches and was also the 3rd highest wicket-taker in the tournament.

In the year 2018, of the 2nd test match of the West Indies tour of India at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, he picked his second five-wicket in a Test cricket match, with his career-best-numbers of 6/88, in the first innings of Windies.


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