UMESH YADAV

  • Weak bowling attack India's biggest World Cup concern: Kirti Azad 2 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 December 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: India failed to drive home the advantage of a good start as Australia bowled them out for 408 on day two, thanks to Josh Hazlewood's 5 for 68 on debut, and then reached 221 for 4...
  • Pacers finally get going at Gabba to throw 2nd Test open December 18, 2014

    There are few things more joyous for a cricket fan than to wake up early in the morning to a Test match in Australia. Given the history at the Gabba and the way Test matches have panned out over the years, it makes it even more intriguing. The Indians made...
  • 2nd Test: Umesh Yadav checks Australia at 221/4 after India's 408 December 18, 2014

    India failed to drive home the advantage of a good start as Australia bowled them out for 408 on day two, thanks to Josh Hazlewood's 5 for 68 on debut, and then reached 221 for 4 at stumps after Umesh Yadav's triple strike kept India's hopes of taking a first-innings...
  • India's pace attack problems thing of the past, feels Sanjay Bangar November 15, 2014

    Pace attack may be seen as India's perennial problem overseas but it would be a thing of past come Australia series beginning next month, feels assistant coach Sanjay Bangar. With Umesh Yadav coming back into rhythm and Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami already in the thick of things, Bangar on Saturday...
  • Ishant Sharma suffering from back stiffness, fitness report awaited November 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma, who could only bowl four overs in the third ODI against Sri Lanka, is suffering from back stiffness, informed his pace colleague Umesh Yadav. Ishant, who returned with impressive figures of four for 34 in India's first win in the five-match series in Cuttack, came...
  • Not sure about my World Cup berth: Umesh Yadav November 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: Making his presence felt in yet another clinical win over Sri Lanka after a four-wicket haul, Indian pacer Umesh Yadav is not taking his Australia berth for granted and said that consistency is the key to book a World Cup ticket. "It is difficult to say that I am a...
  • 3rd ODI: Dhawan, Umesh lead India's series-clinching win over Sri Lanka November 9, 2014

    Sri Lanka once again kneeled in front of India's domination on Sunday, losing the third ODI by six wickets and with it the chance to stay alive in the series, which India now lead with a winning 3-0 margin. The ODI champions continued in the ruthless fashion promised by skipper Virat...
  • Virat Kohli pleased with pace show in Cuttack November 2, 2014

    Cuttack: As fast bowlers are expected to dominate on the bouncy pitches in Australia and New Zealand during the World Cup, India skipper Virat Kohli was pleased to see Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav getting into the groove during the series-opener against Sri Lanka, here on Sunday. Comeback-man Ishant and Yadav...
  • Shami, Umesh, Aaron key to India's WC chances: Shoaib Akhtar September 8, 2014

    Birmingham: Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar, once a nemesis of many a top Indian batsman, is now ready to offer advice to his archrivals saying that Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron will be key to India's 2015 World Cup defence. "Shami, Umesh (Yadav) and (Varun) Aaron are the ones....
  • 5th ODI: Series in pocket, India can test bench strength September 5, 2014

    When India and England meet for the final of the fivematch ODI series at Leeds, it would be interesting to see whether the 'men in blue' decide to go for the kill or give chance to some of the fringe players. With the series already in their pocket, a rampaging...
  • India likely to rest key players for the fifth ODI September 3, 2014

    Headingley: After taking an unbeatable 30 lead after the ninewicket win in the fourth ODI against England, India are likely to give a break to many of their key players in the fifth and final match at Leeds, here on Friday. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled 172.5 overs in the five Tests, picking...