Indian pace bowler Umesh Yadav has bowled 493.1 overs across all formats in the International cricket. He’s the most Indian fast bowler in this period. On the other hand, Mohammed Shami has bowled the second-most with 287.5 overs.
However, for Yadav’s, it’s been difficult to make out the workload that he has set his contribution over the last 12 months, initial from the Test series here in the Caribbean last year.
After somewhat tepid Champions Trophy, Yadav has been back to his periodic best in the West Indies. Yadav set his fitness to a better understanding of his body, and a new fitness regimen.
On Wednesday in Kingston, Yadav said on the eve of the fifth and final ODI, “Whenever I play cricket, I know the body will get tired. I know there’ll be days when I’ll get to bowl a lot and others when I won’t.”
“The last 10 months, the fast bowlers have contributed a lot. We have bowled 15-20 overs in every innings regardless of whether the pitch is slow or fast. My recovery and training programme and Basu sir have been of great help since he’s come in.”
“The programme and training he’s given me, some exercises like Snatch, which means even when I train, I don’t feel like I’ve become tired. Muscles get strong, better but not tired. The recovery sessions have helped a lot which means my body is always fresh. Fast bowling is the best form of fitness training for a fast bowler.”
Talking about his quickest and fastest bowling range, Yadav said, “My pace is my pehchaan. It’s everything for me. If I was in the range of 130-135 (kph) when I started, I probably wouldn’t have been noticed or come this far, and it won’t get affected.”
“Playing non-stop cricket over the last 10 months has ensured that I have balanced that pace well with swing and length. And I’ve learned to back myself.”