Umesh Yadav considers Test Championship: The Indian fast bowler acknowledged the minimal chances of his white-ball return.
India fast bowler Umesh Yadav has laid emphasis on the fact that India are “headed in a good direction” especially when it comes to winning overseas Test matches against top teams.
“When you start playing you always think that no matter what the situation is, you should know how to win even in the toughest of conditions.
“I feel that winning against strong teams like England and Australia have been a good journey. So, you get a feeling of satisfaction and you know that your team is headed in a good direction and I feel India has been doing so for the last 5 years,” Yadav was quoted as saying by ANI.
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Umesh Yadav considers Test Championship as World Cup
Yadav, 33, didn’t get a game in the maiden season of his second stint with Delhi Capitals in the now-postponed 14th season of the Indian Premier League. The right-arm bowler will now compete with the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur for a spot in the Indian XI during the tour of England.
In the same interview, Yadav lent his weight behind recent opinions given by Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane and Ishant Sharma stating that the inaugural ICC World Test Championship is like a World Cup especially for Test specialists like himself, Rahane and Sharma.
“Yes, Ishant Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane are correct. As a player when you are playing Test matches, the WTC is like a World Cup for you. It’s very uncertain if we are going to get to play ODIs in the near future.
“So, as a Test match player, WTC is like a World Cup only. I also think the same. WTC final is different because you reach at that place by defeating a lot of good teams,” Yadav added.
It is worth mentioning that the last of Yadav’s 82 white-ball appearances at the highest level had come during the home series against Australia in 2019 and that he has been vocal about his inconsistent run in ODIs in the past. While the last of Rahane’s 110 white-ball matches had come during the tour of South Africa in 2018, the last of Sharma’s 94 white-ball matches was in 2016 in Australia.