Right after the successful India A tour of Australia, Indian paceman Umesh Yadav has revealed that his Kolkata Knight Riders bowling coach cum mentor Wasim Akram has helped him get his Yorkers (read, toe-crushers) right and he is now all set to use the toe-crushers against the English batsmen in the One-Day Internationals.

Umesh, who once had serious problems regarding the yorkers as the ball often strayed towards the leg. ‘Wasim bhai’, as he calls, had helped him with that.

He also said that it is very vital to be aware of one’s whole body and its position and balance of course- whether one’s bowling arm is following the ball and how one’s follow-through is. And one also has to ensure that one’s body and mind are in perfect sync. Even the slightest of change in the angle will surely affect where one’s ball pitches.

He (Akram) instructed Yadav to make sure that his body is always behind the ball and that he follows the ball till the very end, Yadav further added.

After regaining the once lost rhythm in India A’s tour of Australia the last day, Yadav said getting a five-wicket haul was a huge confidence booster for him and he hopes to carry this form onto the upcoming series.

Noting that the wickets in England are generally softer and have spongy bounce, Yadav said his plan would be to try and bowl as full as possible in order to give the ball the time to swing.

The Indian pacer has threatened to use the newly learnt toe-crushers regularly in England.

Yadav also urged that he does not agree with the viewpoint that the yorker has gone out of fashion, rather feels that it is an important and most crucial weapon in the bowler’s arsenal.

Everyone knows how to bowl a yorker but not everyone can, said Yadav. This is because of the mindset of the bowler, irrespective of the surroundings. The key to getting it right is to bowl down the line with a clear plan and vision, and only focus on bowling the yorker and be very confident about it, Yadav chuckled.

If bowled accurately, there is no better delivery than a yorker in cricket, Yadav added.

Yadav, who has joined the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami for the ongoing five-match ODI series, said he has to share their workload.

The better one’s body balance and position at the release point is, the more accurately one will be able to bowl where one wants to. That body alignment at the time of release is the fundamental feature to bowling fast while swinging the ball, both being done simultaneously, Yadav mentioned.

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