Long home Test season changed my game: Umesh Yadav to India Today

first_imgIndia pacer Umesh Yadav, who had a brilliant home Test season sounded upbeat about his and the team’s performance in the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.Umesh picked up 30 wickets from 12 matches and was the third highest wicket-taker for India behind Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja from 13 Tests, which helped India become the No. 1 Test side in the world.WATCH FULL VIDEOThe pacer was the mainstay of the Indian bowling attack and helped them clinch series victories over New Zealand, Bangladesh, England and Australia. India won 10 of their 13 Tests. Prior to that India toured West Indies as well and they won two of the three Tests that were played while one was washed out. He snapped five wickets from two matches in the Caribbean.Talking exclusively to India Today, he said that the long season helped his game and made him a better bowler.”The long Test season has indeed changed my game and helped me. We transform every time and as a fast bowler I’ve learnt a lot and focussed on my strengths and looked to stay consistent,” said the Vidarbha pacer.The 29-year-old sounded happy to see Ravi Shastri and Bharat Arun return as the head coach and bowling coach respectively.”Worked with them already. Know their ways of working. Don’t think much has changed. Every coach offers you something new and I’ve tried to learn everything I can. Ravi and Bharat sir are jolly people and I think we’ll have fun,” said Umesh.The Indian team left for Sri Lanka on Wednesday for the three-match Test series. It will be followed by five One-Day Internationals and one T20I. The pacer sounded positive about their performance and said that they’re confident of doing well and continue their good form.advertisement”Dont know about 3-0. We’re trying our best and will look to give our best out there. If we play good cricket… we’re confident of doing the same thing that we did last season,” said Umesh.last_img

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