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Umesh Yadav

Bowler

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Did you know?

Before becoming a professional cricketer, he wanted to join the army or become a police officer.

WICKETS
53
AVERAGE
36.1

Umesh Yadav

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

Did you know?

Before becoming a professional cricketer, he wanted to join the army or become a police officer.

WICKETS
79
AVERAGE
33.8

Umesh Yadav

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

Did you know?

Before becoming a professional cricketer, he wanted to join the army or become a police officer.

WICKETS
1
AVERAGE
24

Bowler

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AGE
28
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Delhi

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
LOCAL CLUB

Delhi

Bio

Umesh Yadav is the definition of a ‘late bloomer’. He only started playing cricket as a 19-year-old but his natural talent for bowling fast meant he was quick to make up for lost time. 

Yadav made his debut for Vidharbha in 2008 and soon found himself bowling to some of the big names in Indian cricket on the domestic circuit.

His one-day international debut followed in 2010 in a tri-series in Zimbabwe but only picked up one wicket in three outings. Yadav’s next chance came more than a year later against England where his results improved and he has been a regular member of the national side since, where his pace combined with an ability to swing the ball both ways have made him a handy addition to the squad.

Yadav’s opportunities in the Test arena have been more limited, with the quick playing nine matches in 2011 and 2012. His last opportunity in the longer game was in late 2012 against England. 

He took his best ODI figures to date, 4-53, against Sri Lanka in November 2014.


MATCHES
17
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
272
BEST BATTING
30
BEST BOWLING
5-93
Bowling
WICKETS
53
AVERAGE
36.1
ECONOMY
4.06
S/R
53.3
5W
1
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
109
INNINGS
22
NOT OUTS
8
AVERAGE
7.79
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
57
DEBUT
2010
CAP NO
184
BEST BATTING
17
BEST BOWLING
4-31
Bowling
WICKETS
79
AVERAGE
33.8
ECONOMY
5.99
S/R
33.8
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
52
INNINGS
19
NOT OUTS
12
AVERAGE
7.43
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
1
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
0
BEST BOWLING
1-24
Bowling
WICKETS
1
AVERAGE
24
ECONOMY
8
S/R
18
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
0
INNINGS
0
NOT OUTS
0
AVERAGE
0
100s
0
50s
0

Yadav's athletic fielding saves four

Shane Watson smashed this Jadeja delivery and it looked set to fly away for a boundary, until this special piece of fielding from Umesh Yadav


0:53 To-throw-or-not-to-throw-that-is-the-question-still

To throw or not to throw, that is the question

Umesh Yadav had a dilemma on his hands late in Australia's run chase: with Glenn Maxwell out of his crease and nobody backing up, should he attempt a run out?


2:01 Yadav-bullet-throw-runs-out-Mitch-Marsh-still

Yadav bullet throw runs out Mitch Marsh

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