Umesh Yadav Can Bat At No.3: Virat Kohli Jokes On Pacer’s Current Form
The Indian team is currently riding on the winning horse. The team has registered 12th consecutive win in the home series after winning the two-match Test series against Bangladesh. It is the most successful year for the Virat Kohli-led No.1 Test team.
The bowling department in the home series was seen fearless. The trio pacer Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma did a commendable job with their bowling action. Jasprit Bumrah’s injury turned as a big opportunity for Umesh Yadav in the home series.
The Indian national cricket team is unbeatable in the home and is looking to repeat the same stunt in overseas. In a recent interview, the skipper explains the batting order for the overseas in the absence of Hardik Pandya as he went under the surgery of his lower back. The allrounder, who is currently under rehabilitation period, is expected to return to the national team after two to three months.
Virat Kohli’s comments on Umesh Yadav’s batting
Virat Kohli jokingly adds that Umesh Yadav can bat at No.3 after seeing his form. Against South Africa in the Test series, the Indian pacer surprised everyone with his bat. He scored 31 runs in just 10 balls with five sixes. Against Bangladesh in Indore Test match, he scored 25 not out (10 balls) including three sixes and only four.
“If say Hardik is not fit as an all-rounder to play overseas, even if you play with five bowlers and just one spinner plays, you know as a batting unit, along with a keeper, and that one spinner either Ash (Ashwin) or Jaddu (Jadeja) ever plays, your batting till seven and then Umesh the way he is batting now, he can probably bat at No.3 as well as a pinch hitter (chuckles),” Kohli said to Boria Majumdar in a recent interview.”
Meanwhile, Indian team’s has the next home series against West Indies, where India will play three-match T20I series and three-match ODI series, starting from 6th December.
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