At 34, with expertise of over a decade, Umesh Yadav nonetheless regarded like somebody new to the circuit. He is fast, erratic, and a wicket-taker. If his inclusion to the Indian aspect was shocking after Mohammed Shami examined Covid constructive, him getting picked forward of Deepak Chahar, a standby for the T20 World Cup, raised extra eyebrows.
In the primary T20I in opposition to Australia in Mohali, Umesh Yadav, playig his first worldwide T20 in three years, eliminated the dangerous-looking Smith (35) and Glenn Maxwell (1) within the span of three deliveries to swing the match in India’s favour. But it wasn’t sufficient as India misplaced the match by 4 wickets.
However, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has questioned Umesh’s choice over Deepak Chahar, who’s within the reserves for the T20 World Cup.
“I think it’s the best addressed to team management to what their thinking was to take someone like Umesh Yadav, who is not even in the reserves and not playing Deepak Chahar,” Gavaskar advised Sports Today.
“Deepak Chahar can also be popping out of an harm. But that you must have the leg mile beneath your belt earlier than you go into an enormous match just like the World Cup. If you go as Deepak Chahar a standby bowler and abruptly in Australia someone will get injured, he’s not going to do a correct job as a result of he wouldn’t get the rhythm.
“So that is a question best addressed at the next media conference to the team management as to why they picked Umesh Yadav and not Deepak Chahar. Unless Chahar had a niggle, which we don’t know anything about,” stated Gavaskar.
The second match of the three-match collection will likely be performed in Nagpur on Friday.