Chennai Test: Indian pacer Umesh Yadav finds the going tough

Updated: Dec 19, 2016, 16:48 IST | PTI |

India speedster Umesh Yadav admitted that there is not much help for the bowlers from the Chepauk Stadium track and there could only be a result if some significant turn is on offer from the third day


Umesh Yadav celebrates the wicket of Adil Rashid on Saturday. Pic/PTI

Chennai: India speedster Umesh Yadav admitted that there is not much help for the bowlers from the Chepauk Stadium track and there could only be a result if some significant turn is on offer from the third day.

England scored 477 in their first innings with significant contribution from the lower-order as there was very little on offer for both pacers as well as spinners. "I think it is very difficult to bowl on this track because ball is not turning that much. It is a little bit different. They got some quick runs but I think the ball is not turning a lot. That is the problem, we could not get wickets and lost momentum," Umesh did not seem to happy with the quality of the track on offer.

Asked if a result could be achieved on such a track, the Vidarbha fast bowler said it will depend if there is sufficient turn on offer from fourth day.

"There are three more days. Let's see how the wicket behaves. If it turns after the third day, I think there will still be some interest left in the game." Asked what took the team so long to bounce out Moeen Ali, who has had perennial problems against short ball, Umesh said: "This plan is already there. Yesterday, the fast bowlers didn't bowl that much. Today, we made a plan that we will bowl short to Moeen and make sure he plays all the balls. We wanted to bowl to his left shoulder and after that we got the momentum as he tried to pull some balls."

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