August 10, 2022

Senior India pacer Umesh Yadav will play for Middlesex for the rest of the English County season changing Pakistan speedster Shaheen Shah Afridi.

The 34-year-old pacer has represented India in 52 Exams, 77 ODIS, and seven T20Is and has scalped 273 worldwide wickets throughout all codecs.

Shaheen Shah Afridi joins nationwide workforce

The county membership sought Umesh’s providers as Afridi has returned residence to hitch his nationwide workforce for the tour of Sri Lanka. “Middlesex Cricket is delighted to announce that Indian worldwide fast bowler Umesh Kumar Yadav has signed phrases with the Membership and can be a part of for the rest of the 2022 season,” the membership mentioned in an announcement.

“This morning the Membership acquired this affirmation, and affirmation that he’s registered with the ECB, and Yadav has, consequently, now been named as an addition to Middlesex’s squad for this weeks’ sport.” Middlesex additional introduced that Umesh will likely be out there to characterize the membership in each County Championship and Royal London Cup campaigns for the remainder of the season.

‘Confirmed world-class performer’

“He (Umesh) involves us with a wealth of expertise. He’s a confirmed world-class performer, and can’t solely make an enormous distinction himself for the rest of our Championship marketing campaign and to our prospects within the Royal London Cup however can even be a incredible position mannequin for our youthful bowlers to work alongside,” mentioned Alex Coleman, Middlesex’ Head of Males’s Efficiency Cricket.

“As a bowler, he provides an enormous quantity. He delivers the ball from huge of the crease, can transfer the ball each methods, frequently tops 140 kph, and possesses a vicious brief ball, so will likely be an actual handful for opposition batters in English circumstances,” Coleman added.

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Umesh can also be the newest Indian to hitch veteran batter Cheteshwar Pujara, and all-rounders Washington Sundar and Krunal Pandya in County cricket.

Whereas Pujara performs for Sussex, Sundar and Krunal have signed for Lancashire and Warwickshire respectively.

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