|Bowls||Right-arm medium fast|
|DOB||25 October 1987|
A rare Indian fast bowler, Umesh Yadav grew up in a small dwelling in a mine-workers' settlement about five kilometers from Khaparkheda in Nagpur and played leather-ball cricket for the first time around 2007-08. He has since made rapid strides in his career. He earned his India cap after only two seasons of domestic cricket and was one of the few success stories on India’s tour of Australia. The pacer considers swing and bounce his strengths and worked diligently on sharpening his skills with the coaches at Delhi Daredevils as well. The season 2012 has been his most successful IPL year yet, where he picked 19 wickets from 17 matches. In the 2014 auction, Umesh was picked by KKR and he will continue to represent the side in VIVO IPL 2016.