Umesh Yadav has bowled more at home than abroad, but believes that his experience helps him perform well in any situation.
Umesh Yadav, India’s fast bowler, claims he can “mostly pull his body for another two to three years” and hopes to make a match-winning contribution against New Zealand in the World Test Championship final in June. Umesh has been a part of India’s best-ever pace attack, which includes Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah, and has played 48 Tests in a stop-start career.
Despite his accomplishments over the last three years, Umesh is not a sure starter in the starting eleven, given the intensified competition since Mohammed Siraj’s arrival.
“I’m 33 now, and I know I’ll be able to mostly pull my body for another two or three years, and there will be some newcomers” (to play). This, I believe, is simply safe because it eventually benefits the team.
“If you have five or six fast bowlers on a four- or five-Test tour, you can play each one for two games to help minimise their tension and workload, so that pack (of fast bowlers) can play for longer,” Umesh told ESPNcricinfo.
Umesh has bowled more at home than abroad, but believes that his experience allows him to perform well in any situation.
“As a result, I haven’t played much overseas and don’t have a lot of experience with those types of wickets.” But I’ve played a lot of Tests so far and have learned how a specific surface would behave through trial and error.
“As far as the rest of my career goes, I’m thankful that I haven’t had almost as many injuries.” And as a fast bowler, that’s rewarding because if a fast bowler starts getting hurt (on a regular basis), he tends to struggle, which shortens his (playing) career.
“After an accident, you have to heal, and then you have to rehab, which takes a lot of time that you can’t get back.” However, I have only missed a small amount of time due to injury, which has helped me extend my career. As a result, I haven’t had to make many sacrifices in terms of my speed,” he explained.
Umesh had injured his calf in Australia, but he was able to return to the squad for the final two Tests against England at home. He did not, however, receive a game. Umesh is eager to contribute in the World Test Championship final, despite the fact that he does not play limited overs cricket for India. “We’ve put in a lot of effort to get here, and for players like me who aren’t used to playing white-ball cricket, this is our World Cup. Being world champions will be a memory for the rest of my life if I do well in that match and we win “he said “I certainly see myself in the playing XI for that game because it’s in England, where swing and seam are significant,” he added.