The Success Story of Higher Wicket-taker Umesh Yadav proved himself as the top player in IPL 2022

A Right-Arm Indian Pacer Umesh Yadav, son of a coal miner, lived in Nagpur and wanted to make a career in the police force and the army, But he got failures after several attempts. Still, he didn’t give up and began his fantastic cricket career first with the Vidarbha Cricket team At the age of 19. He is popularly known as the ‘Strongman’ in the Indian dressing room and is a highly tough-built guy with supreme fitness

Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav

In recent years, Faster Bowler Umesh was more treated as a RED Ball Series player than White ball cricket as he took 158 wickets from 52 test matches at an economy rate of 3.54 and scored 408 at an average of 11.7 since 2011. In 2018-2020, The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) picked him up in the auction, but he did not get a chance or the rare opportunity to play in IPL as RCB was played him in only two matches.

Right-arm Fast Bowler Umesh Yadav is currently playing for the Vidarbha Cricket team since 2008, the Indian national team and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) franchise in the Indian Premier League. He made his first ODI debut on 28 May 2010 against Zimbabwe, then his Test debut on 6 November 2011 against West Indies and he was the first player from Vidarbha on the team to play Test cricket. His T20I debut was on 7 August 2012 against Sri Lanka. He was the highest wicket-taker for India with 18 wickets from 8 matches and was the third-highest wicket-taker in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. In October 2019, He also owned the record of the highest strike rate in an innings in Test cricket against South Africa.

Umesh Yadav has played for different franchises in IPL since 2010 :

Since 2010 Umesh has played 124 IPL matches, conceded runs 3617 and took 127 wickets at an economy rate of 8.41.

Umesh Yadav made his IPL debut in 2010 with Delhi Daredevils and played for the franchise for 4 Years. He took 19 wickets from 17 matches at an average of 23.84 and was the fourth-highest wicket-taker in the 2012 IPL. Then Umesh was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 2014 and played for the side for four years until he was released by KKR ahead of the 2018 IPL auction and took 20 wickets from 14 matches in the tournament. RCB come apart him for Rs. 4.20 Cr. in IPL auction 2018, who played for two years and was released by RCB ahead of the 2021 IPL auction. Meanwhile, he was bought for Rs. 1.00 Cr. by Delhi Capitals. 

Kolkata Knight Riders picked up Umesh Yadav for a Base Price of 2 CR :

Pacer Umesh Yadav is currently playing for Kolkata Knight Riders as KKR picked him up for Rs. 2 Crore (Base Price) at the last Minutes of the Two Days IPL 2022 auction, which was held in Banglore. They subsequently purchase a player from their remaining purse, so they have bought him.

Umesh Yadav makes a huge IPL record by moving beyond Sunil Narine and Lasith Malinga :

His outstanding efforts proved that Umesh is one of the top players in IPL as he took 8 wickets from 3 matches, scored 18 runs for the 2022 IPL, and became the bowler with most wickets against an opponent in IPL. He goes past Sunil Narine and Lasith Malinga to create a huge IPL record.

The bowler with most Wickets against which Opponent :

Umesh Yadav has taken 33 Wickets against Punjab Kings, then 14 Wickets took against Chennai Super Kings and 14 wickets against Mumbai Indians. He took most of the wickets on the ground of Arun Jaitley Stadium and Eden Gardens.

Umesh Yadav comes as a Supreme form for the season :

Umesh Yadav is currently in supreme form as he took 8 wickets and scored 18 runs from 3 matches of IPL 2022. He shows KKR that he is the highest wicket-taker for the 2022 tournament. He is the fastest Indian bowler, with a top speed of 152.5 km/h.

Purple Cap holder finishing as highest wicket-taker in a season:

Umesh Yadav will get a Purple cap for his significant achievement by finishing as the highest wicket-takers in a season, taking 8 wickets in 3 matches, his best bowling figure in this edition till now. He breaks the record in IPL, bypassing Sunil Narine and Lasith Malinga to create a huge IPL record. Now he will look with the Purple cap among their KKR team Mets. It’s an immense prestige for him and KKR also.

Umesh Yadav IPL Bowling Stats:

YearMatRunsWktsAvgEconSR
202235987.384.929
20202830-11.85-
201911371846.379.828.37
2018144182020.97.8615.95
2017144101724.118.4517.11
201692341023.4915.6
2015123821038.29.0925.2
2014123671133.368.1524.54
2013165081631.758.7821.68
2012174531923.847.4219.26
20117169284.59.3854
20107184630.667.6624
Total IPL Matches Played124363812728.658.4120.43

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