Hyderabad: Indian fast bowler Umesh Yadav said he has improved his line and length in the recent matches.
Yadav, who took four wickets for 53 and played a key role in India's third consecutive win against Sri Lanka here, told reporters that he is trying not to bowl short and also forcing the batsmen to play. He said he even reduced his run-up by a few yards in Sunday's match to focus on the line and length.
Umesh Yadav celebrates a wicket. Pic/ AFP
The opening bowler, who claimed two wickets in his two first overs including the prized wicket of Kumar Sangakara, said the ball was swinging in the initial overs. "The conditions and weather was good since morning. The bowlers got good help under cloudy weather in the beginning. Later the wicket turned slow," he said at the post-match press conference.
India won the match by six wickets to win the five-match series 3-0.A
Asked which wicket gave him the satisfaction, Yadav said every wicket was important for the team's victory but admitted that he was obviously more happy to send back Sangakara as he is a senior and class player.
Yadav said he was focusing on the performance in each game and not bothering about Australia tour. "The selection is yet to be made. It depends on selectors. If I perform well they will think about picking me," the bowler said when asked if he is sure to be selected for the tour.