Umesh Yadav, Vijay Hazare Trophy
Umesh Yadav (Photo by Manvender Vashist)

Of late, surprisingly, speedster Umesh Yadav added swing to his raw pace. His latest addition to his arsenal is troubling the batsmen across the world in all the formats of the game. Meanwhile, the all-time legendary Glenn McGrath and the personal coach of Umesh Yadav Subroto Banerjee lavished praise on Umesh Yadav.

Moreover. they both felt that the Vidharbha-based pacer has gained an immense fitness.

Umesh Yadav is bowling with a lot of confidence: Glenn McGrath

The former Australian McGrath feels that Umesh Yadav came back with a positive mind. He added that India’s pace sensation has been bowling with a lot of confidence especially, after making a comeback to Test in seven months.

Umesh Yadav, Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath worked with Umesh during his visit to MRF. (PC – Hindustan Times)

McGrath went on to say that the ability to recover is more important than handling the injury. McGrath felt that Umesh has been very successful in getting back to where he belongs despite injury concerns in the recent past.

“Being fit is not how long you can bowl for, it is about how quickly you recover. I think that’s helped Umesh. He is bowling with a lot of confidence now and a pacer needs an off-season. Umesh knows how to recover,” Sportstar Live quoted McGrath as saying.

Umesh Yadav has really fine-tuned himself and eliminated the negatives: Subroto Banerjee

The student of Banerjee, the former Indian bowler reiterated Umesh has got the ability to reverse the ball. He strongly feels that it is going to be his weapon in imminent Test series against England.

He furtherly felt that Umesh has become a very positive person and trusting his skills to deliver. Banerjee revealed they worked on his swing and are optimistic about the results in England.

Umesh Yadav, Subroto Banerjee
Umesh Yadav has a major role on his shoulder in England. (PC – AFP)

“I wanted to see how the ball was shaping. I worked on his length. He looked pretty good before he left. The reverse swing might come in quicker which isn’t normal in England. But you might see that happening as the wickets are flat and dry. Reverse swing will be his advantage,” Banerjee told Sportstar on Saturday.


“He has really fine-tuned himself and eliminated the negatives. Earlier, he used to leak runs and in the game against Essex, he conceded only 35 runs in 18 overs (and picked four wickets). He is going the right path and I feel he will stand out in the series,” he added.

All in all, it would be interesting to see the new Umesh on English tracks. He already showed his mojo in the practice game and hopefully, he will continue his heroics against international batsmen as well.

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