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Umesh Yadav

Role Bowler
Bats Right-handed
Bowls Right-arm medium fast
Nationality Indian

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Birth Date 25 October 1987
IPL debut 2010

A rare Indian fast bowler, Yadav grew up in a small dwelling in a mine-workers' settlement about five kilometers from Khaparkheda in Nagpur and played leather-ball cricket around 2007-08 for the first time. Yadav 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 son of a coalmine worker, Yadav has emerged as an important cog in the India line-up. The pacer considers swing and bounce his strengths and worked diligently on sharpening his skills with the coaches at Delhi Daredevils as well. He was signed by the Delhi Daredevils at IPL Player Auction 2011. 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.

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