Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here

Home > News >

IPL 2013: Fit-again Umesh Yadav hopes to manage workload better

Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav says he will not be cutting down on his pace © PTI

New Delhi: Mar 26, 2013

India‘s fastest bowler Umesh Yadav is fit and raring to unleash his thunderbolts again but he wants to be careful about the workload his body can take during the sixth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).
 
“I have been bowling in the nets for a month now and I have fully recovered from my lower-back injury. I will be available from the first match for Delhi Daredevils. But considering the number of matches and the amount of travel involved, I need to be careful about the workload and will speak to the coaches regarding that,” the Vidarbha paceman told PTI during an interaction from Indore.
 
Umesh, whose last competitive game was a Test match against England at Motera, will make a comeback for Vidarbha in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 game against Odisha.
 
“This will be my first competitive game in four months. Irrespective of the amount of effort you put in at the nets, there is no substitute to match-practice. Tomorrow, I will get an idea about how I am shaping up.”
“I am planning to play all the group league games which are on successive days which will provide me with an idea as to how my body is holding up,” said Umesh, who has so far taken 32 wickets from nine Tests.
 
Will this injury mean compromising with pace, he retorted, “I have not learnt the art of reducing my pace! There is absolutely no question on cutting down on my pace. Pace is something that comes naturally. 
 
“I didn’t want to rush my comeback. When I first started bowling, it was four-step run-up. Gradually, I increased it to eight steps and from there to 12 steps. Now I am bowling with my full run-up which is 16 steps.”
 
Umesh thanked NCA trainer Ashish Kaushik, who had worked extensively with the pacer during his rehabilitation along with the other NCA coaches monitoring his progress.
 
“I know my body better now. Fast bowling takes a lot of effort and niggles are a part and parcel of a cricketer’s life. But one needs to be aware about injury management and I have come out much stronger after this forced break.”
 
During the first two months, when he was forced to stay at home, he would get “irritated”.
 
“When in Nagpur, I would hang out with friends but mostly remained irritated as there used to be no sporting activity. Then I would shuttle between Bangalore and Nagpur for my rehab.”
 
The 25-year-old is ecstatic that India have completed a 4-0 clean sweep against Australia, but regrets the fact that he couldn’t be part of the series.
 
“It’s obvious that you feel good about the result but the real satisfaction is when you are out there in middle contributing to team’s cause. It’s really not the same when you sit back and watch your teammates on television,” he concluded.

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 21, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 22, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 23, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 24, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 25, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Dubai

More

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 20, 2014  at Sharjah

Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014  at Dubai

Delhi Daredevils won by 4 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014  at Dubai

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 7 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Rajasthan Royals won by 4 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wkts

Photos

RR vs KXIP, IPL 2014 Match 7 at Sharjah

Videos

Rajasthan Royals' unusual strategy in IPL 2014

Chetan Sharma: I am often reminded of Javed Miandad’s last-ball six

IPL: Virender Sehwag and Mahela Jayawardene maul Mumbai Indians with 151-run opening stand

IPL 2014: JP Duminy unfolding as the Mr Consistent for Delhi Daredevils

IPL 2014: Chennai Super Kings’ bowling attack may present problems for MS Dhoni

Praveen Kumar believes making comeback for India is not difficult

Chennai Super Kings David Miller Delhi Daredevils England India IPL IPL 7 IPL 2014 Kings XI Punjab Kolkata Knight Riders Mumbai Indians Rajasthan Royals Royal Challengers Bangalore RR vs KXIP 2014 Virat Kohli

Afghanistan appoint Peter Anderson as academy coach

IPL 2014: Sanju Samson says aggression comes to him naturally

Alastair Cook positive about partnership with Peter Moores

IPL 2014: AB de Villiers is one of the best batsmen in the world, says Parthiv Patel

IPL 2014: Glenn Maxwell believes he can ‘manipulate’ fielders

IPL 2014: Week 1 – Hits and Flops!

Peter Moores aims to resurrect England’s fortunes in his second term as coach

Chetan Sharma: I am often reminded of Javed Miandad’s last-ball six

IPL: Virender Sehwag and Mahela Jayawardene maul Mumbai Indians with 151-run opening stand

IPL 2014: JP Duminy unfolding as the Mr Consistent for Delhi Daredevils

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

2 Posts | 0 Fans

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils IPL 2014 Match no 6 Video Highlights

Afghanistan appoint Peter Anderson as academy coach

Know your medical terms: Intravenous

Telecom operators are likely to gain as DoT recalculates one-time spectrum fee

Sony Xperia M2 launched in India for Rs 21,990: Specifications, features and comparison

Peter Moores aims to resurrect England’s fortunes in his second term as coach

10 tips for sweat-free summer nights

Also on cricketcountry.com