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featurecricket7 days ago

Takeaways for India from County XI game ft. The KL Rahul show, Pujara-Agarwal conundrum and Jadeja > Vihari

Playing a tour game ahead of any Test series was the norm before, with the world in the right order. But ever since the pandemic, most of the teams have been forced to prepare for any series with intra-squad games instead, something that India were also subject to, ahead of the WTC finale.
Harshit Anand
newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | India announce 15-man squad for final; Umesh and Vihari make the cut

On Tuesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the 15-man squad for the World Test Championship final, against New Zealand, with Umesh Yadav and Hanuma Vihari making the cut. Meanwhile, Shardul, Rahul, Washington, Axar, Mayank miss out on the last cut for the final.
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newscricket2 months ago

Shastri and Kohli have worked hard and given the freedom that has helped us do well, reveals Umesh Yadav 

Indian pacer Umesh Yadav has credited Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli for team India's success and revealed that the freedom they give to the players has helped them perform to the best of their abilities. He also added that for Test specialists like him, the WTC finale is like a World Cup event.
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newscricket2 months ago

WTC finale | New Zealand are a strong side, English conditions will be a big challenge, outlines Umesh Yadav

Senior Indian pacer Umesh Yadav has asserted that the WTC finale will be a challenging game given it will take place in England against a strong New Zealand side. He also talked about the importance of New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson's wicket and reckons he doesn't have many weaknesses.
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newscricket4 months ago

Feel my body can hold up for 2-3 more years, claims Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav has revealed that he doesn't see himself playing for more than 2 or 3 years, with a flurry of youngsters coming through. He also reflected on the increased competition in the Test side and stated that it's good for the workload of the pacers and is looking forward to the WTC finale.
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featurecricket5 months ago

No Umesh Yadav? No problem

An hour before the start of play on Day 1, at least before journalists started second-guessing India’s playing XI, it seemed inevitable that Umesh Yadav would start. He’d been integrated into the squad last week and, after Bumrah’s departure, was naturally expected to take his ‘rightful’ place.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket5 months ago

IND vs ENG | Umesh Yadav added to the Indian squad for last two Tests after passing fitness

On Monday, the BCCI has confirmed that the pacer Umesh Yadav, who has been ruled out of action since the MCG Test against Australia is deemed to be fit for the third and fourth Test of the series. The pacer has been added to the squad, with Shardul Thakur being released, to play for Mumbai.
Press Release
newscricket5 months ago

Reports | Umesh Yadav clears fitness test as Shardul Thakur takes car journey to Jaipur

Umesh Yadav has cleared the fitness ahead of the third Test in Ahmedabad and is now all set to partner Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma as the third seamer in the Pink Ball bout. Meanwhile, due to Quarantine complications, Shardul Thakur has taken a car journey to join the Mumbai team in the bubble.
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newscricket5 months ago

IPL 2021 | Was absolutely shocked when Umesh went for just one crore, admits Gautam Gambhir

After the IPL auction, Gautam Gambhir has admitted that it was absolutely shocking to witness Umesh Yadav just go for one crore in an auction pool that didn’t have many capped Indian pacers. Ashish Nehra, who was alongside Gambhir, expressed his shock with Umesh’s price tag amidst the foreign picks.
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newscricket5 months ago

Reports | Umesh Yadav's fitness Test to be conducted soon; India expecting another turner

Indian fast bowler Umesh Yadav who has been named in Indian squad for the last two Tests against England, will undergo a fitness test in two days that will decide his fate for the third Test. It has also been reported that the Indian team are expecting a turner for the day-night Test.
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