Umesh Yadav: Umesh Yadav has played 134 matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He took 136 wickets at an average of 28.85. He gave 8.31 runs per over with best figures of 4/23. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bought him for Rs 2 crore in the auction held in December last year.
Umesh Yadav has played 134 matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He took 136 wickets at an average of 28.85. He gave 8.31 runs per over with best figures of 4/23. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bought him for Rs 2 crore in the auction held in December last year. He took one wicket for 27 runs in the opening match of the tournament against Punjab Kings.
After four years, KKR are all set to take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Eden Gardens. “Vidarbha Express” is looking forward to playing the first match at home ground. Speaking in a special interview given to TV9 network, he said that it is great to see the fans back in the stadium, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic. KKR promised to do his best to win the trophy for the third time.
KKR star bowler Umesh Yadav said that RCB vs. KKR fight will be very exciting. The competition between two big teams should be thrilling. Both teams will fight till the end for victory. However, whoever gives 100 percent on the field wins. Both teams also faced the tides. But, at the crucial moment, Satta Chati stood in the ring. We will do such a show once again. RCB vs KKR match means full fun for the fans too. We don’t know who will win till the end. But, we are playing on our own ground. So, we have audience support. He expressed hope saying that is our strength.
The team is in good spirits this season as well. We have a strong batting line-up. Chandrakant Pandit joined as coach. He is giving different ideas on how to bat in different situations. All the players supported each other’ he said.
Captaincy is not easy for a young player like Rana. Shreyas used to take decisions earlier. Now Nitish has entered the field. Ati needs some time. It takes 2-3 matches to understand the situation of the team. Leading a team in domestic cricket is very different from leading in the IPL. Because it is a high pressure game. Leading a team in domestic cricket is easy. I think Nitish Rana is a capable captain. We played only one match. As the tournament progresses, he will be able to better execute his plans as captain,” he expressed hope.
“I think the team management made very thoughtful purchases at the auction. Earlier we had only two all-rounders. Now Shardul Thakur has also joined the team. David Weiss also joined us. We bought a wicket keeper and a leg spinner. Both batting and bowling depth have been strengthened. We now have 6-7 options. If a player is not playing well, another player can replace him. It is a headache for both the coach and the captain. It is a situation of not knowing who to choose and who to leave aside. So I think we have a very interesting team,” he concluded.
KKR vs RCB: Probable Playing XI..
Kolkata Knight Riders: Mandeep Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Anukul Roy, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakraborty, Venkatesh Iyer.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Michael Bracewell, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Reece Tapley, Mohammad Siraj, Karn Sharma.