Umesh Yadav: India can translate home form into overseas success

Updated: Dec 13, 2017, 12:52 IST | PTI

Speedster Umesh Yadav says the current Indian attack has the ability to take 20 wickets in a Test match during its tour of South Africa, seen by many as the side's litmus test following a string of successes at home.

Speedster Umesh Yadav says the current Indian attack has the ability to take 20 wickets in a Test match during its tour of South Africa, seen by many as the side's litmus test following a string of successes at home.

India pacer Umesh Yadav
India pacer Umesh Yadav

'Focus on pacers in SA'
"The wickets in South Africa will put the focus back on the fast bowling unit and rightly so. There will be a lot of expectation from us and I believe this attack has the ability to get 20 SA wickets. We had a good 14 months at home and it's time to translate into overseas success," Yadav said. What makes Yadav optimistic is the lion-hearted performance of the pacers on rather unresponsive home tracks in recent times. "I believe good fitness, proper plans were key to our success in the sub-continent. But the main thing is the attitude. If we can maintain it in South Africa, no one can stop us." Sanjay Manjrekar urged Yadav to bowl a line where batsmen don't leave most of his deliveries and also owing to the suspect slip catching of the Indian team.

Natural outswinger
Yadav felt like Kapil Dev, his strength is natural outswinger. "Like Kapil Dev, my natural delivery is outswinger. If I try to bowl too many incoming deliveries, it can lead to me losing my outswinger, which I don't want. There will be a few change-ups with incoming deliveries but outswinger remains my core strength."

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