Umesh Yadav
Country India
Date of Birth 1987-10-25
Age 31 years
Birth Place Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Major Teams Delhi Daredevils,Kolkata Knight Riders,India
Playing Details Bowler Right-handed Right-arm medium fast


A rare Indian fast bowler, Yadav grew up in a small dwelling in a mine-workers' settlement about five kilometers from Khaparkheda in Nagpur and played leather-ball cricket around 2007-08 for the first time. Yadav has since made rapid strides in his career. He earned his India cap after only two seasons of domestic cricket and was one of the few success stories on India’s tour of Australia. The son of a coalmine worker, Yadav has emerged as an important cog in the India line-up. The pacer considers swing and bounce his strengths and worked diligently on sharpening his skills with the coaches at Delhi Daredevils as well. He was signed by the Delhi Daredevils at IPL Player Auction 2011. The season 2012 has been his most successful IPL year yet, where he picked 19 wickets from 17 matches. In the 2014 auction, Umesh was picked by KKR.