Umesh Yadav included in India’s squad for last 2 Tests
India’s fast bowler Umesh Yadav made the headlines recently when he was purchased by Delhi Capitals for INR 1 crore in the IPL 2021 auction. Umesh was released by Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the auction played just 2 games in the last season.
The Indian speedster conceded 83 runs in 7 runs and didn’t take a single wicket. RCB decided that it is best to release him. After he was roped in by Delhi Capitals, former Indian cricketers namely Ashish Nehra and Gautam Gambhir expressed their disappointment at his price tag.
They were of the opinion that Umesh should have been sold for a big amount considering his experience in the Indian Premier League. The right-arm fast pacer took as many as 119 wickets in 121 games.
Umesh Yadav picked up a calf muscle injury during the second Test match against Australia in Melbourne in the Border Gavaskar Trophy series. He hobbled off the field after picking up an injury. Since then he went through rehab for a speedy recovery.
Umesh added to the Test squad
In a fresh development, fast bowler Umesh Yadav was added to Team India’s squad for the next two Tests against England. The Board of Control for Cricket in India confirmed the statement via press release. The fast bowler cleared the fitness test and it will be quite interesting to see if he can break into the playing XI.
“Team India fast bowler Umesh Yadav appeared for a fitness test on Sunday, 21st February at Motera. He has cleared his fitness test and has been added to the squad for the last two Tests of the ongoing Paytm India-England Test series,” said the BCCI in a statement.
There is a big possibility that India might play 3 fast bowlers in the pink-ball Test which is scheduled to be held in Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. The fourth and final Test match will also be held in the same venue on March 4.
India squad for the last two Tests:
Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Md. Siraj, Umesh Yadav.
The ongoing Test series between the two heavyweights certainly lived up to the expectation. England won the first Test by 217 runs to take the first lead while Team India made a great comeback in the second Test. Virat Kohli & Co beat the visitors by 317 runs to register the biggest win over England in Test cricket.