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Umesh Yadav

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Full Name: Umesh Yadav
Born: October 25 1987 , Nagpur
Country: India
Other teams: Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Vidarbha
Test debut: India v West Indies, Delhi, Nov 6-9 2011
ODI debut: Zimbabwe v India, Bulawayo, May 28 2010
T20 debut: Sri Lanka v India, Pallekele, Aug 7 2012
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium


Yadav is one of the few bowlers in India's line-up to boast genuine pace, despite having had a late rise to red-ball cricket. He has consistently impressed in both Test and ODI formats after making an impact in the Indian Premier League in 2010 for Delhi Daredevils. Yadav received his ODI debut in 2010 in a series away against Zimbabwe while he started out in Tests against West Indies in 2011, and went on to impress many in overseas tours, especially to Australia. Despite some shin trouble in 2012, Yadav is able to continue bowling with threatening pace, while he can also use the bou...

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