Umesh Yadav revealed: Virat Kohli lets me set my own field | Memsaab.com

India vs Australia:Test 1 of 4 held on Thursday, 23 February, 9:30 AM at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium

A good fast bowler needs a skillful captain and India speedster Umesh Yadav is thankful to Virat Kohli for letting him be his own man while devising strategy to get batsmen out.

A good fast bowler needs a skillful captain and India speedster Umesh Yadav is thankful to Virat Kohli for letting him be his own man while devising strategy to get batsmen out.
In This Image: Umesh Yadav, Virat Kohli
Umesh explained, "Virat is a bowler's captain. He is someone who would throw the ball at you and tell you to set your own field. He asks me what my plan is or whether I need a particular fielder at a position. He backs your instinct and plans. Only if the plan doesn't work, he would come up and tell that let's try this. For him the bowler gets to execute Plan A and if it doesn't click, then Plan B”.
 

Umesh is now confident that his incoming deliveries are as lethal and which will certainly test Australia in the upcoming series.

Umesh is now confident that his incoming deliveries are as lethal and which will certainly test Australia in the upcoming series.
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"My stock, delivery has always been the conventional outswinger at 140 kmph plus speed. But as I have been working hard to develop the inswinger all these years, it's now finally coming off well which I realise when it releases from my hand," Umesh added.

Bangladeshi cricketer, Shakib Al Hasan recently said Umesh's spell on the third morning of the Hyderabad Test was the best he'd played in his career.

Bangladeshi cricketer, Shakib Al Hasan recently said Umesh's spell on the third morning of the Hyderabad Test was the best he'd played in his career.
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Talking about the same with Umesh, he said. "Yes, I would have termed it a near perfect spell had I got wickets, which unfortunately, I didn't. But if you look at that spell, I was beating Shakib with away going deliveries for the left-hander, which is an inswinger. The pace was good, I hit the right length and I knew Shakib was rattled."

Personally, the spell closest to Umesh's heart is the one against South Africa in 2015.

Personally, the spell closest to Umesh's heart is the one against South Africa in 2015.
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Our coach Anil Kumble advised that if I had to take the ball away from the left-hander with fuller deliveries, I need to come wide off the crease and push it through. The wider you go, the better angles you can create for a left-hander, provided you hit the right length," he stated.
 

"So what exactly did change for me? I believe my experience of using the crease came in handy.

In This Image: Umesh Yadav, Virat Kohli
Our coach Anil Kumble advised that if I had to take the ball away from the left-hander with fuller deliveries, I need to come wide off the crease and push it through. The wider you go, the better angles you can create for a left-hander, provided you hit the right length," he stated.

"Similarly, when I am bowling to right-handers, I would come closer to the stumps and try to hit a channel where I can make them play more deliveries," he said.

In This Image: Umesh Yadav, Virat Kohli
So what will be his plans for David Warner, and Umesh said: "Against Warner in Australia, you can hit back of the length but here I would like to bowl him a bit fuller.

Even in India, you cannot bowl too full as Warner also drives well. So may be a touch fuller than three quarter. Hope I can get my length right straightaway."

Even in India, you cannot bowl too full as Warner also drives well. So may be a touch fuller than three quarter. Hope I can get my length right straightaway.
In This Image: Umesh Yadav
India now have four exponents of reverse swing and Umesh attributed it to team effort in maintaining the shine of the ball.
 

"On some days after six to seven overs, you realise that conventional swing is not happening, you have to try something different.

In This Image: Umesh Yadav, Virat Kohli
Then the team needs to work on preparing the ball. You would bowl cross seam to scruff one side up. The fielders would be told to throw one bounce. These little contributions work towards getting good reverse," he concluded.