WATCH: Umesh Yadav Takes His First Wicket Of County Stint
By SMCS - Jul 14, 2022 9:30 pm
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Veteran India pace bowler Umesh Yadav has claimed his maiden wicket in the County Championship while representing Middlesex against Worcestershire on the second day in London as well. The 34-year-old pace bowler, who was signed by Middlesex for the rest of the English County season replacing Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi, picked up the wicket of Taylor Cornall. However, Umesh Yadav went through the defence of Cornall (11) and registered the figures of 14-1-45-1.

Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav

“It was always our intention to have an overseas international bowler with us throughout the duration of the season, and since Shaheen returned to Pakistan prior to the start of our Blast campaign we’ve been looking for the right player to replace him,” said the club’s Head of Men’s Performance Cricket, Alan Coleman.

“Yadav is that man. He comes to us with a wealth of experience, he is a proven world-class performer, and can not only make a huge difference himself for the remainder of our Championship campaign and to our prospects in the Royal London Cup but will also be a fantastic role model for our younger bowlers to work alongside.”

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On day 2, Middlesex bowled Worcestershire out for 191 and then reached 180 for six to take a lead of 177 runs as well. Middlesex had scored 188 in their first innings as well. Umesh Yadav is also the latest Indian player to join veteran batter Cheteshwar Pujara and all-rounders Washington Sundar and Krunal Pandya in County cricket in England as well. While Pujara plays for Sussex, Sundar and Krunal have been playing for Lancashire and Warwickshire respectively as well.