- Age: 27
- Height: 6’1”
- Job: Right-arm fast bowler
- Debut: Zimbabwe vs India at Bulawayo, 2010
- Matches: 40
- Wickets: 49
- Bowling Average: 36.44
- Bowling Strike rate: 37.0
- 4 wickets: 1
- Economy Rate: 5.90
Attitude: For an Indian pacer, his speed and his aggro stand out. But Umeshkumar Tilak Yadav has looked clueless when he comes under attack. Has gone for almost six an over in recent times.
Capability: Every inch an athlete, Yadav can sprint 100m under 11 seconds. He has a smooth bowling action and can generate good pace.
What it takes: Apart from bowling at high speeds he can move the ball both ways. Can surprise batsmen with his bouncer.
Jersey number: 19, has been very finicky with his shirt numbers. Used t wear 80 & 73 but now he’s chosen 19 for some luck.
His importance: He’s India’s spearhead and the man captain MS Dhoni will rely heavily upon to provide breakthroughs with the new ball or when a partnership is developing. That said, his speed can be a double-edged sword.