Umesh who made his debut in 2011 seems to have finally come of age especially after his fiery spell in Dharamsala in 2017, blew away the Australian top order in a spell of fast bowling seldom seen in India. Earlier known only for his pace and swing, he has now learned the art of bowling tight spells resulting in breakthroughs when the conditions are not supporting him. With the Indian bowling department bursting with talent, however, Umesh has to keep waiting for his chances to showcase his skills.read more
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Umesh has played 48 Tests in a stop-start career and is part of arguably India's best-ever pace attack, which also includes Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah.
Yadav had begun his Indian Premier League (IPL) career in 2010 with the Delhi franchise when it was known as Delhi Daredevils.
The 33-year-old pacer, who started his IPL career with the Delhi franchise, returned to the side after being acquired for his base price of Rs 1 crore in the auction in February.
Delhi Capitals, however, is likely to be without their regular skipper Shreyas Iyer after he was ruled out of the ongoing ODI series against England following a left shoulder dislocation.
Yadav has tremendous experience in India and his performance in home Tests has been very impressive.
For India, the contemplation will resort to whether having more pacers than spinners or adding more batting depth to the existing lineup with more all-rounders
India have, on the other hand, released Shardul Thakur for the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Umesh had limped off with a calf injury during the second Test against Australia in December and was ruled out of the Test series and the first two Tests against England.
It is likely that India will have the remaining of the full squad to choose their XI for the Sydney Test which pertains to only two spots in the lineup - of that of Rohit Sharma and Umesh Yadav.
T Natarajan has been named in India's Test squad for the remainder of Australia vs India Test matches as a replacement to injured Umesh Yadav
Umesh ruled out of the remainder of Australia vs India series and is set to return to India; T Natarajan is the likely replacement.
The right-arm pace bowler, who removed Aussie opener, Joe Burns, in just his second over, limped off the field after bowling the third delivery of his fourth over of Australia's innings
The 33-year-old pacer limped off the field after appearing to injured his calf while bowling the team's seventh over after the lunch break on the day.
The debutant says facing an international quality bowlers in Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav at nets over last few overseas Test series was a huge confidence booster.
In Ishant Sharma’s absence, Kaif feels Umesh has gelled well with Shami and Bumrah and was impressive in the warm-up game.
Indian coach Ravi Shastri said Indian fast bowling quality gives them an edge over Australia; Calling the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav and Navdeep Saini his fabulous five.
Ishant and Umesh shared pictures and videos on Instagram from their training sessions.
The Indian pace quartet has been immensely successful over the past two years.
Umesh Yadav doesn't feel the need to respond to perceptions of being a Test specialist as the time spent away from the 22-yard pitch is more about honing skills and remaining battle-ready.