County Championship: Middlesex’s Umesh Yadav Ruled Out Of Remainder Of The Tournament Due To Injury

Updated - 17 Apr 2024, 11:09 AM

Cheteshwar Pujara Umesh Yadav
Cheteshwar Pujara and Umesh Yadav. Image: Middlesex.

Middlesex Cricket has stated that Indian fast bowler Umesh Yadav will not be returning for the remainder of the county season. The 34-year-old, playing for Middlesex in the current County Championship, has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to injury. 

The 34-year-old got injured during a Royal London ODI match, forcing him to return to India to rehabilitate under the BCCI medical team. Nonetheless, he has not recovered and will not play the rest of the season, which has only two games left.

Umesh Yadav Will Not Be Returning To London To Finish The Season

With two red-ball games remaining in the season, away to Leicestershire next week and Worcestershire the following week, Middlesex were hopeful that the India international will return to the Club to play a part in the push for promotion to the top flight of the Championship structure.

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CHESTER-LE-STREET, ENGLAND – AUGUST 07: Middlesex bowler Umesh Yadav is congratulated by teammates after taking the wicket of Scott Borthwick during the Royal London Cup match between Durham and Middlesex at Seat Unique Riverside on August 07, 2022, in Chester-le-Street, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

An injury forced Yadav off the field in Middlesex’s final home Royal London Cup match against Gloucestershire in Radlett and the club’s final Group A match away to Sussex in Hove.

Umesh Yadav Was Scheduled To Return To London On September 17

“We are naturally disappointed that Umesh will not be returning to the Club for the final two matches of the season. However, throughout his recovery process, we have been in close contact with the BCCI’s medical team, and completely agree with their assessment that a precautionary approach to his return to action is sensible,” Middlesex’s season to date, Head of Men’s Performance Cricket, Alan Coleman, said.

“Umesh fit in brilliantly with the squad when he joined us earlier this year and played with great passion and commitment throughout his time with us. He gave one hundred percent at all times and completely bought into everything we are trying to achieve as a squad.”

“The quality and experience, he brought to the unit were clear to see, and the younger players in our squad will have benefitted from having such a high-quality international player alongside them.”

“We wish him well for his recovery, thank him for all he did for Middlesex when he was with us, and have certainly not ruled out the possibility of Umesh returning to Middlesex again at some point in the future, ” he added.

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