Umesh Yadav Working On His Batting Ahead Of England Test Series

Umesh Yadav is working on his batting ahead of the much-awaited five-match Test series against England, which starts on August 4 (Wednesday) in Nottingham. The fast bowler from Vidarbha took to Twitter to share a couple of pictures from the training session where he can be seen working hard to improve his batting. Umesh Yadav Has 148 Test Wickets To His Name The right-arm pacer, who last played Test cricket in December 2020, against Australia, before injuring himself said he is keeping himself motivated in training. Umesh Yadav, 33, who was a part of the Delhi Capitals Squad for IPL

Umesh Yadav Working On His Batting Ahead Of England Test Series

Umesh Yadav is working on his batting ahead of the much-awaited five-match Test series against England, which starts on August 4 (Wednesday) in Nottingham.

The fast bowler from Vidarbha took to Twitter to share a couple of pictures from the training session where he can be seen working hard to improve his batting.

Umesh Yadav (Credit: Twitter)

Umesh Yadav Has 148 Test Wickets To His Name

The right-arm pacer, who last played Test cricket in December 2020, against Australia, before injuring himself said he is keeping himself motivated in training. Umesh Yadav, 33, who was a part of the Delhi Capitals Squad for IPL 2021 but didn’t play a single game, has 148 Test wickets to his name in 48 matches at an average of 30.54.

Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav Photo by Deepak Malik / Sportzpics for BCCI
Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, and Umesh Yadav. Photo by Deepak Malik / Sportzpics for BCCI

Umesh Yadav captioned the post as: “Every chance you wake is a chance to get better.”

Meanwhile, Umesh Yadav will have to fight out with Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, and Mohammed Siraj for a place in the playing XI for the first Test. The 48 Tests veteran last donned the whites against Australia last year at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The pacer has the first-class ton to his name but is yet to score even a single fifty in international cricket.

Umesh Yadav Was The Pick Of The Bowlers In The Practice Game Against County Select XI By Picking 3 Scalps

The 33-year-old fast bowler was the pick of the bowlers in the first practice game against County Select XI at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street. Umesh Yadav returned with three wickets, including centurion Haseeb Hameed, who earned a call back to the England squad after four years. Along with Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj also picked up two wickets to impress the team management in the absence of veteran pacers Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma.

On the batting front, KL Rahul pushed his case with a timely century in the absence of Rishabh Pant and Wriddhiman Saha while Ravindra Jadeja knocked two fifties in both innings. Rishabh Pant missed the tie after contracting COVID-19 while Wriddhiman Saha was asked to isolate himself after coming in contact with throwdown specialist Dayanand Garani, who also contracted the virus.

Wriddhiman Saha and Rishabh Pant | Source: Twitter
Wriddhiman Saha and Rishabh Pant | Source: Twitter

However, has already joined the squad in Durham and Wriddhiman Saha has been cleared to join the team. Both will be available for the second warm-up fixture, starting July 28.

The Rohit Sharma-led Indian team declared their second innings at 192 for 3 with Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Hanuma Vihari spending some quality time in the middle along with the in-form Ravindra Jadeja, who followed up his first-innings 75 with 51 before retiring out.

Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara opened the second innings for India and added 87 with the former scoring 47 while the latter made 38. Hanuma Vihari followed in at No. 3 and remained unbeaten on 43 after his 84-run partnership with Ravindra Jadeja.

India had posted 311 in their first innings thanks to KL Rahul’s (101) 15th first-class hundred and then bowled County XI out for 220 with Umesh Yadav (3 for 22) and Mohammed Siraj (2 for 32) playing the starring roles with the ball.

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Fortunes Changed After Representing Mumbai Indians In 2018, Says Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav has admitted that his fortunes have taken a turn for the good ever since he started representing Mumbai Indians (MI) in the IPL. The 30-year-old made his ODI debut in the first one-dayer against Sri Lanka and was named man of the series for registering scores of 31 not out, 53, and 40 in the three-match series. India went down to Sri Lanka by three wickets (D/L method) in the final ODI in Colombo but clinched the series 2-1. At a post-match conference, Suryakumar Yadav said that he became a more mature cricketer after he started playing for Mumbai Indians.

Fortunes Changed After Representing Mumbai Indians In 2018, Says Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav has admitted that his fortunes have taken a turn for the good ever since he started representing Mumbai Indians (MI) in the IPL. The 30-year-old made his ODI debut in the first one-dayer against Sri Lanka and was named man of the series for registering scores of 31 not out, 53, and 40 in the three-match series.

India went down to Sri Lanka by three wickets (D/L method) in the final ODI in Colombo but clinched the series 2-1. At a post-match conference, Suryakumar Yadav said that he became a more mature cricketer after he started playing for Mumbai Indians.

Suryakumar Yadav (BCCI)

Suryakumar Yadav: Things Changed After Representing Mumbai Indians From 2018

His sensational run for Mumbai Indians in the IPL earned him a spot in the England T20I series at home. With 512 runs in the 2018 season, followed by 424 runs in 2019 and 480 runs in 2020, the conversation around the Mumbai batsman shifted to the prospects of him doing the same for Men in Blue.

It took until the fourth T20I in the five-match series against England earlier this year for him to get a chance to bat in international cricket, where an instant impact was made. His 31-ball 57, consisting of six fours and three sixes, bore an uncanny resemblance to what he regularly pulled off for his IPL franchise. He did it again just two days later with a 17-ball 32 in the fifth T20I.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav (Image Credit: Twitter)

“I have always been batting the same that I am batting right now. After I came to Mumbai Indians in 2018, things started changing a bit. I got to know what my responsibility is. How to go about my game and how can I take it one step ahead. That’s when I started practicing even more. I talked to all the players who knew me really well since the last 5-6 years. I am happy with the way things are going.”

Speaking about his bold stroke play, Suryakumar Yadav stated that playing cricket in Mumbai has taught him a lot and made him tougher as a batsman.

“Talking about the strokes, I have been a Mumbai boy. So, whenever you grow up in Mumbai, the types of cricket you get over there, club games and domestic cricket, they are very challenging.

“There, automatically I have to think what strokes I have to play on that kind of wickets. The same thing I have carried on to the international stage as well. I will be doing the same things, just try to keep things simple and follow my routine.”

Suryakumar Yadav returned to Mumbai Indians for the 11th season of the IPL in 2018 and made a splash. Bought for INR 3.2 crore, the Mumbai batsman used his ample knowledge of the Wankhede Stadium pitch and made full use of the opportunities given to him.

In a season where they failed to qualify for the playoffs, Suryakumar Yadav shone with his performances at the top of the order. Asked to open the batting, Suryakumar Yadav excelled in his role and scored over 500 runs in 2018, including four fifties.

Suryakumar Yadav: It’s A Dream Representing India

Suryakumar Yadav made his international debut in the home series against England after what seemed like a never-ending wait. Asked if he feels he belongs at the international level now, the cricketer replied that it’s a dream to represent India.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav (Instagram)

“Obviously, it’s a dream playing for India. There has been a lot of effort, pride and patience behind this. It has been worth the wait and I am really happy about it. From now on, how I build it, it is all in my hands. And I am really excited for the journey ahead.”

Suryakumar Yadav has so far featured in 3 ODIs and as many T20Is and has scored 124 and 89 runs respectively. The 30-year-old from Mumbai clinched the man of the series award for amassing 124 runs with the highest score of 53 in his debut ODI series against Sri Lanka.

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