Umesh Yadav misses remaining Test against England, posts cryptic Instagram story

Umesh Yadav last played a Test match for India in the World Test Championship final against Australia. ap file photo

It seems that Umesh Yadav is eagerly waiting to captain India once again. The veteran fast bowler then shared a cryptic post BCCI announced new look team For the remaining three Tests of the ongoing England series at home. While Mohammed Shami is out of action due to injuries, the selectors have picked him Uncapped fast bowler Akash Deep, with the trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Mukesh Kumar. India had played with two fast bowlers in the last two Test matches against England.

Bumra remained consistent in both the matches. Siraj took part in the opening match of the series in Hyderabad And Kumar replaced him in the next game In Visakhapatnam. Since the Indian team management had to make some amendments to the pace line-up, Yadav would have expected a call-up for the upcoming Test against England.

When he failed to find a place in the 17-member squad, the 36-year-old took a two-line dig at the selectors, which he posted as an Instagram story. Yadav wrote, “Stories do not end when dust collects on books.”

The Vidarbha fast bowler last represented India in a Test in June last year, playing the World Test Championship (WTC) final against Australia. According to his statistics on home soil, no other Indian fast bowler has taken as many wickets as Yadav since 2018. He has taken 43 wickets in 11 matches during that period. Overall in his career, Yadav has taken a total of 101 wickets in 32 home Test matches at an average of 25.88. He has been in exceptional form in the Ranji Trophy this season, taking 19 wickets in four matches.

Given his recent form, Bumrah is expected to play in the upcoming third Test against England, which is scheduled to begin on February 15 in Rajkot. He took six wickets in the opening match, before producing a more exciting performance in the second Test. He took a total of nine wickets, including six in England's first innings during the Second Test. Thanks to his wicket-taking, India won the match by 106 runs and leveled the series.

Published: February 12, 2024 14:28:10 IST

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