Three reasons why Umesh Yadav is one of the best fast bowlers in India under Indian conditions

Despite making his Test debut in 2011, Umesh Yadav has only appeared in 55 Test matches. One of the few Indian pacers with a better record in India than abroad, he has taken 168 wickets at an average of 29.79 in the game’s longest format. Despite the fact that the pitches heavily favor spinners, the 35-year-old has performed exceptionally well in Indian conditions.

Umesh Yadav is one of India’s best fast bowlers under Indian conditions for three reasons.

1 Record Under Indian Conditions

Umesh Yadav has an incredible record under Indian conditions, taking 101 wickets at an average of 24.52. In conditions similar to those of India, he has notched two hauls of five wickets and even a match haul of ten wickets, both of which are rare for pacers.

He became the fastest Indian pacer to take 100 Test wickets in India during the third Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test. On this list, he is ahead of Kapil Dev, Ishant Sharma, and Zaheer Khan. Umesh likewise has a preferable normal over Kapil Dev among Indian quick bowlers to have assumed control north of 100 Test wickets at home.

2 Umesh Yadav is not a first-choice player.

If Jasprit Bumrah had been healthy and a part of the team, Yadav might not even have had this chance. It is abundantly clear to all pundits, fans, and Yadav himself that he is not one of the preferred quicks and only comes into play when first-choice players are injured.

Even though Umesh is aware that he is not a sure-shot starter, he has bowled extremely well and produced some sensational performances, making him one of the best bowlers to have played in India. The quicks face a difficult challenge when bowling in Indian conditions.

3 Doesn’t get a lot of regular playing time

Umesh Yadav usually only gets to play one or two games in a row, which makes it hard for him to find his rhythm. As a result, he is subjected to a great deal of scrutiny and pressure whenever he is allowed to play.

Because Umesh is not part of the white-ball setup, he does not participate in a lot of competitive games either.

Despite everything, the Nagpur-born pacer has performed admirably for the national team in his limited opportunities.

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