Am working on my run-up: Umesh

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 19:34

Umesh Yadav , Champions League Twenty20, cricket news,"My strengths are my swing and bounce. I work on both. Bounce in a wicket is important for me, because if there is bounce and I hit the right areas and I can have the batsman in trouble. With a good-length ball, I get the swing and the height the bowler wants, which makes it difficult for the batsman to play shots. So, I like it if there is bounce in the wicket and the ball swings.

"It has been a good experience (bowling in SA). The wickets here are green and have a bit of grass on them as well. It`s a fast bowler`s dream to be able to play on wickets like these. Since the CLT20 is happening in South Africa, I will definitely benefit from it. As a pacer I have got what I wanted, so I will try and do my best."

Speaking about his bowling in these conditions, Umesh said, "I bowl back of length deliveries very well. When I bowl those, it is difficult for the batsman to play them. If there is bounce, it is difficult for the batsman to bat, because his only options are to play either on back foot or defend it or leave it.

"So, I try to bowl back of length or from three-quarters of a length from where the ball swings as well.

Umesh said that he has learnt a lot from his seniors, especially Irfan Pathan.

"I have learnt a lot from Pathan bhai. I learnt a lot from watching him. I have learnt how to remain confident and calm. The batsmen here, the foreign players, are good on the back foot and cut the ball well, so you have to take precautions while bowling to them.

Umesh said that he has learnt a lot from his seniors, especially Irfan Pathan.

"I have learnt a lot from Pathan bhai. I learnt a lot from watching him. I have learnt how to remain confident and calm. The batsmen here, the foreign players, are good on the back foot and cut the ball well, so you have to take precautions while bowling to them.

"If you miss hitting the right length even marginally, you will definitely be hit for a six or a four. It is important to always remain focused on your areas and where you want to bowl," he said.



First Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 23:05

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