Indian fast bowler Umesh Yadav opened up about his mindset in the international cricket. He said, “I am here because of my pace. Whenever I come on to the ground or the pitch (to bowl) I always think about my pace. I do not think about my line and length.”
The 28-years old right-arm pacer made his ODI debut in May 2010 against Zimbabwe. Since then he is still fighting to secure his spot in the national squad.
Umesh has represented 17 Tests, 52 ODIs and only T20I for India. His ODI economy rate is not good as 5.84 but it is not his actual headache of his bowling.
Umesh couldn’t cement his place in the national squad over five years since his debut. He lost his place often in the Indian squad.
Umesh Yadav will have to fight it out to get a spot in the final XI with another right-handed paceman Varun Aaron. Varun is also fighting for his fixed place in the national squad in an almost manner as Umesh.
Umesh accepts that it is difficult to bowl fast along with the perfect line and length to keep the runs down. He is currently working to identify the best spot for his deliveries as well as to bowl even faster.
Umesh stated, “I have just been focusing on keeping my line and length closer to the off-stump. I also try to swing the ball. I know if my wrist position is good, I can swing the ball easily. Sometimes you will have bad days and you miss your length and give away easy scoring opportunities. But I am trying to build more pace in my bowling.”