He made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Zimbabwe in May 2010. The following year, in November, Yadav made his Test debut against the West Indies.
Early Life of Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav is now one of the most efficient and successful Indian cricketers, but before becoming a professional cricketer, Umesh Yadav unsuccessfully applied to join the Indian Army and the Indian Police Force. In 2007-2008, having previously only ever played tennis ball cricket, Umesh Yadav began bowling with a leather ball and joined Vidarbha, an unfashionable team in the Plate League of the Ranji Trophy. Pritam Gandhe, Vidharbha's captain, supported Umesh Yadav and ensured he represented Air India in a Twenty20 tournament.
Career in Ranji Trophy
On 3 November 2008, Umesh Yadav made his first-class debut for Vidarbha against Madhya Pradesh in the 2008-09 Ranji Trophy matches. His first wicket was that of Himalaya Sagar who was out bowled; Yadav did not bowl in Madhya Pradesh' second innings, but in the first claimed four wickets for 72 runs (4/72) as his team lost by ten wickets. He played in four of Vidarbha's Ranji matches that season, taking 20 wickets at an average of 14.60 with best figures of 6/105. Also in the 2008/09 season, Yadav made his one-day debut.
IPL Career of Umesh Yadav
From playing for Vidarbha, Umesh Yadav was selected to represent the Central Zone in the Duleep Trophy in his first season. Later he made his career in IPL by Delhi Daredevils in 2008. Yadav made his debut in the Indian Premier League in 2010, taking 6 wickets in as many matches at an average of 30.66.
Career in T 20 Championships
In May 2010, Umesh Yadav was called into India's squad for the World Twenty20 in place of the injured Praveen Kumar, but he did not go on to play in the tournament. Later that month, he was included in the squad to play a tri-nation ODI series in Zimbabwe against the hosts and Sri Lanka. India sent an under-strength squad with nine first-choice players either rested or injured. Umesh Yadav made his ODI debut in the tournament during India's loss to Zimbabwe, a team ranked tenth by the ICC at the time. Defending a score of 285, Umesh Yadav bowled eight wickets less overs while conceding 48 runs. Playing in three matches, Umesh Yadav took a single wicket. After the tri-series in Zimbabwe, Umesh Yadav returned to the fringes of the team. Umesh Yadav was included as a practice bowler when India toured Sri Lanka in July to gain experience of bowling to Test batsmen. Umesh Yadav would have to wait until October 2011 before his next international match. After India toured South Africa in December 2010, Umesh Yadav was left out of the national squad.
Personal Life of Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav came from the coal mine worker family. On April 16, 2013, Umesh got engaged to Delhi-based fashion designer Tanya Wadhwa, with the wedding scheduled for May 29.
|More Articles in Indian Cricket Personalities (53)|