UMESH YADAV

  • World Cup 2015: Team India's studs and duds of the tournament 2 days ago

    MS Dhoni's men were knocked out of the World Cup 2015 by Australia in the semi-final on Thursday following a 95-run defeat. Despite the loss, India can hold their heads high after a spirited showing in the campaign. Before the World Cup began, everyone had written India off. Even a...
  • Kings of Cricket: Smith, Finch power Australia to 328/7 against India 3 days ago

    Steve Smith hammered 105 off 93 balls and Aaron Finch returned to form with 81 as Australia scored 328 for 7. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Indian bowlers ready to exploit chink in Australian armour 4 days ago

    This tournament has thrown enough surprises over the past month and a half not to take it for granted. While many believe that going into the World Cup semi-final at Sydney on Thursday, Aussies have the advantage of playing in home conditions but India having stayed there for almost half...
  • World Cup 2015: Are India susceptible if they lose early wickets? March 19, 2015

    Batting first, India lost early wickets but Rohit Sharma played a sensible 137-run knock to take India 302/6 in 50 overs. ...
  • India beat Bangladesh to storm into World Cup semis March 19, 2015

    Rohit Sharma scored his maiden World Cup ton as India registered a comprehensive 109-run win over Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. ...
  • Twitter explodes as India enter World Cup 2015 semi-finals March 19, 2015

    Rohit Sharma stroked an authoritative century and Umesh Yadav claimed four wickets to help defending champion India advance to the World Cup semi-finals with a 109-run win over Bangladesh on Thursday. Rohit scored 137 off just 126 balls with 14 boundaries and three sixes, sharing a 122 -run fourth-wicket partnership with...
  • India's World Cup defence enters semi-finals, Bangladesh out March 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Rohit Sharma slammed a brilliant 126-ball 137 and Umesh Yadav took a four-for to help India thrash Bangladesh by a convincing margin of 109 runs and book their place in the semis of the cricket World Cup 2015. A matured Rohit smashed an authoritative century to help India recover from...
  • World Cup: Shami, Umesh on course to become world-class bowlers, says Shoaib Akhtar March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Impressed by Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav's "mature performance" in the ongoing World Cup, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar feels the duo are on the path to become "world-class" bowlers and have been the key to India's success in the tournament. The pace duo shared four wickets between themselves...
  • Indian bowling needs to visit the Dipak Patel laboratory February 8, 2015

    Does MS Dhoni have an ace up his sleeve - an ace nobody but that cocktail waitress can see in her secret mirror? It seems to be the case. Same bowlers making same mistakes match after match. Runs being conceded, bowlers not reacting, but the captain staying cool as a...
  • Expert advice for Team India: Bowl stump to stump February 6, 2015

    Former India pacers Venkatesh Prasad and Javagal Srinath want the struggling pace trio of Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami to concentrate on bowling "stump-to-stump" without trying too many variations in upcoming Cricket World Cup, starting February 14. India will open their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan at Adelaide on February...
  • Weak bowling attack India's biggest World Cup concern: Kirti Azad January 24, 2015

    Kolkata: Former India cricketer and member of the victorious World Cup team of 1983, Kirti Azad Saturday said with the present bowling line-up reigning champions India will suffer badly at the upcoming quadrennial event starting Feb 14. "With the kind of bowling line-up we have, we have to suffer," Azad told...
  • Bowlers, Dhawan under the scanner as India battle England January 19, 2015

    India, with all the trash talk that is going around about their bowling, did reasonably well at the fag end of the match, taking it to the second last over when the match should have been over well before that, considering the start they got. But given our track record...
  • Indian bowlers impressed but worries remain January 19, 2015

    MS Dhoni will have to dig deep to tidy things up on India's bowling front after Sunday's defeat to Australia in the Carlton Mid Tri-series highlighted white-ball worries. India's bowlers first faltered and then regrouped to stage recovery, but left it too late to get back in contention for a win...
  • MS Dhoni attributes lacklustre new ball bowling for India's loss January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday conceded that his side lost the plot in the early overs with new ball bowlers failing to make a mark in their tense four-wicket loss against Australia in their cricket tri-series match here. "It was a good match overall and Mitchell Starc (6/43)...
  • Indians lack nuanced skills of Test cricket January 15, 2015

    A debate is raging whether India's young skipper Virat Kohli should have shared the Man-of-the-Series award Down Under with his Australian counterpart Steven Smith at the end of the four-match Test series. Another point being discussed is why India keep failing overseas even after the batsmen give them 400-plus scores in...
  • Team India should stick with their bunch of bowlers: Damien Fleming January 12, 2015

    Sydney: The Indian bowling might have come under heavy criticism from all quarters after the 2-0 Test series loss, but former Australia cricketer Damien Fleming insists that sticking to the present bunch of bowlers will be beneficial in the longer run. "I will want to keep this fast bowling unit together...
  • We should look for a fresh set of bowlers: Sunil Gavaskar January 10, 2015

    Sydney: Coming down heavily on the Indian bowling attack in Australia, former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday said that it's time "we look for a fresh set of bowlers" in the Test ranks to ensure better showing in overseas conditions. The attack comprising Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav...
  • 4th Test: Team India on back foot as bowling disappoints again January 9, 2015

    In 8 innings of the Test series, India have leaked 3113 runs in 754.1 overs at 4.12 runs per over, bowling out Australia only twice. ...
  • Team India's World Cup bowling attack a worry: Azharuddin January 9, 2015

    Chandigarh: Former captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Friday said that even though India's 15-man squad for the upcoming World Cup looks balanced, the bowling attack does seem to pose a worry for the Virat Kohli-led team. "It is a balanced team, but my only worry is bowling. With the way they have...
  • Stat Attack: Umesh Yadav records worst ever economy rate by an Indian in Tests January 9, 2015

    Umesh Yadav's horror show of 0 for 45 in just 3 overs on the fourth day of the Sydney Test against Australia has become a subject of censure as India once again slipped from a good position and face a battle of survival on their tour of Australia. Brought into the...
  • Australia expose India's bowling incompetence ahead of World Cup January 9, 2015

    251 for 6 in 40 overs - a run-rate of 6.28 per over. We are not talking about an ODI here. It's Australia's scorecard from day four of the Sydney Test, where India's bowling incompetence has now put serious question marks over their World Cup hopes. They have done what they...
  • India need to sort out their bowling combinations and resources January 8, 2015

    There weren't any major surprises when India's selectors announced the 15-man squad, which will try to defend the ICC Cricket World Cup it won at home four years ago. When it comes to the selection of a team for a tournament such as the ICC Cricket World Cup, there are...
  • Steven Smith ton helps Australia take grip of 3rd Test December 27, 2014

    Melbourne: Steven Smith hit a superb 192 to power Australia to 530 on day two of the third Test on Saturday. In reply, India were 108 for 1 at stumps with Murali Vijay (55*) and Cheteshwar Pujara (25*) in the middle. India still trail Australia by 422 runs. Vijay's fifty...
  • 3rd Test: India, Australia share honours on Day 1 December 26, 2014

    Melbourne: Team India picked up wickets at regular intervals while another captain's knock by Steven Smith helped Australia end the day one of the third Test at 259 for 5 on Friday. Smith scored his fourth 50-plus score in this series and was still batting on 72 when the stumps...
  • Indian bowlers didn't have Plan B for tailenders: Sunil Gavaskar December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar was critical of Indian bowling attack's inability to get lower-order wickets over the years stating that its a "familiar story" of lacking an alternative plan. Indian bowlers on Friday conceded 258 runs for the last four wickets with Australian pacers Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell...
  • We bowled too many short balls: Umesh Yadav December 19, 2014

    Brisbane: Pacer Umesh Yadav on Friday conceded that the Indian bowlers have gone awry with their plans, sending down too many short balls that allowed the Australian tailenders to stage a comeback and pile up an imposing 505 in the second cricket Test here. The hosts had been reduced to 247...