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Umesh Yadav: I am trying to build more pace in my bowling

Umesh Yadav is not ready to sacrifice pace to gain more control over his line and length.

Updated: Jan 06, 2016, 21:07 PM IST
Umesh Yadav: I am trying to build more pace in my bowling

New Delhi: One of the fastest bowlers India have ever produced, Umesh Yadav feels that it's difficult to bowl fast while sticking to the line and length.

However, it seems that the 28-year-old is not ready to sacrifice pace to gain more control over his line and length.

“I am here because of my pace. Whenever I come on to the ground or the pitch (to bowl) I always think about my pace. I do not think about my line and length,” Yadav was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.

The right-arm pacer, who has played 17 Tests and 52 ODIs for India thus far, is working hard on his bowling and trying to add more variations, as he added: “I have just been focusing on keeping my line and length closer to the off-stump. I also try to swing the ball. I know if my wrist position is good, I can swing the ball easily.

“Sometimes you will have bad days and you miss your length and give away easy scoring opportunities. But I am trying to build more pace in my bowling.”

Yadav has a golden opportunity to cement his place in the side during the upcoming tour of Australia, where he will get ample of assistance due to the bouncy nature of the wickets.