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WTC is like World Cup: Umesh Yadav

By Vishesh RoyNew Delhi [India], May 21 (ANI): Over the past few years, India's fast-bowling arsenal has risen through the ranks to be counted as one of the best in international cricket. With the big-picture UK tour coming up -- World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand and five Tests against England -- fans will once again hope for the pace-bowling battery to rise to the occasion. Umesh Yadav, who has been a tried and tested performer on the big stage, is looking to once again put up match-winning performance when the opportunity presents itself and says he would like to win the World Test Championship (WTC) final which is equal to winning the World Cup. In an interaction with ANI, Umesh opened up about his preparation ahead of the WTC final, the role of skipper Virat Kohli in developing such a potent pace attack, and how challenging it would be to bowl in England. "The only preparations going on right now, during the lockdown, is of individual physical fitness and being strong mentally. We are all trying to stay positive and just looking forward to playing the World Test Championship final. We are all training individually now so that when we come together we are even better," said Umesh. "Yes, Ishant Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane are correct. As a player when you are playing Test matches, the WTC is like a World Cup for you. It's very uncertain if we are going to get to play ODIs in the near future. So, as a Test match player, WTC is like a World Cup only. I also think the same. WTC final is different because you reach at that place by defeating a lot of good teams," he added. When asked about how challenging life inside a bio-bubble can get for a player, Umesh said: "Yes, definitely it is difficult because once your quarantine is over, the bio-bubble life starts. Until 10-15 days, it is all great, but then it starts to get a little exhausting because you are in the same place in a limited area and you cannot go beyond that. So, being mentally strong and keeping yourself fresh is very important." Umesh, who has managed to take 148 wickets from 48 Test matches, also spoke about the role of skipper Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri in ensuring that every player in the side has the desired confidence to take their game to the next level.
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Umesh Yadav receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

New Delhi [India], May 8 (ANI): India pacer Umesh Yadav on Saturday received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. "Vaccination done. A big thank you to all our health care workers and I urge everyone to get vaccinated when you get the opportunity," Umesh said in a tweet. Earlier on...
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Don't see Umesh Yadav in the playing XI, says Gambhir

New Delhi [India], February 24 (ANI): Former batsman Gautam Gambhir believes that Umesh Yadav will not find a spot in India's playing XI for the third Test against England, set to begin on Wednesday. Gambhir said Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Siraj should feature if India opt to play...

Umesh Yadav added to India's squad for last two Tests

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], February 22 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday added pacer Umesh Yadav to the hosts' squad for the last two Tests against England after the speedster cleared his fitness test. Last week, BCCI named the squad for the third and fourth...
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Shubman Gill and Umesh Yadav named in India squad

India opener Shubman Gill has been passed fit to take his place in the squad for the last two Tests against England, with seamer Umesh Yadav recalled. Gill was hit on the left forearm while fielding at short leg during the hosts’ series-levelling win in the second Test at Chennai and was absent on the final day after being sent for precautionary scans.
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India slot Umesh Yadav for Shardul Thakur for last two Tests

New Delhi, Feb 17 (SocialNews.XYZ) India on Wednesday announced their 17-man squad for the upcoming third and fourth Test matches against England, both of which will be played at the Sardar Patel stadium in Motera, near Ahmedabad. Fast bowler Shardul Thakur has been released for the Vijay Hazare Trophy and Umesh Yadav will replace him after a fitness assessment.
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Umesh Yadav to miss final 2 tests for India vs Australia

Umesh Yadav will miss the final two test matches against Australia, further damaging India’s pace bowling attack. India team officials said Friday that Yadav injured a calf muscle during India’s series-leveling eight-wicket victory over Australia in the Melbourne Cricket Ground test. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)...