International level bowlers are worried about their workload but India’s Umesh Yadav is upset with the lack of bowling, which he says he is eyeing to play in county cricket to bowl more. Umesh, one of India’s fast bowlers, is part of India’s dangerous bowling attack, but now he does not appear in white-ball cricket and now wants to ask the selectors a little clearer how his ‘game time’ can increase. Umesh said, ‘Management of workload is such a balance that is done when you play matches continuously. But in my case, it is the opposite. I have played very little in the last two years (2018 and 2019). So I do not have such an assignment. ‘
He has come to New Delhi to play a Ranji Trophy match for Vidarbha. He has 142 wickets in 45 Tests and believes that at his age he needs to play more and more so that he can stay in rhythm. Umesh said, ‘I am 31 years old and the next four to five years are very important for me. If you look at my record, I played four Tests last year (2019) and before that year (2018) also played four Tests. I played only one match last year with the white ball.
Fear of being vacant after IPL
Umesh took 23 wickets in four Tests in 2019 and has now played three Ranji matches. He said, ‘At this age, the more I bowl, the better I will become. That is why I am playing five first-class matches so that I can bowl more. ”The Nagpur bowler has 106 wickets in 75 ODIs. He said, “So after the tour of New Zealand in the year of World T20 I will have only IPL and then no cricket. If I am not selected for white-ball cricket then I will have nothing to play. ‘
The matter of the county could not be made in 2019
On why he does not play county cricket, he said, ‘I received a county offer from Gloucestershire last season. They wanted to play me in seven matches but the BCCI’s work management policy does not allow me to play more than two or three matches. So it did not work. Also after the IPL, I had some mild light injuries.