Born on October 25, 1987, Umesh Kumar Tilak Yadav is an Indian cricketer who currently plays for Vidarbha. A right-arm fast-medium bowler, Yadav has played for Vidarbha at domestic level since 2008 and is the first player from the team to have played Test cricket. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Zimbabwe in May 2010. The following year, in November, Yadav made his Test debut against the West Indies.
Yadav’s father was a coalmine worker from Village – Pokharbhinda Lala (Baraipur Lala), Post- Govindpur, Deoria district in Uttar Pradesh and Umesh grew up in Valani (WCL Colony), a village of miners near to Khaperkheda, in Nagpur District of Maharashtra State, India.His father is working in WCL Mines. He attended his Schooling in Shankar Rao Chouhan Vidyalaya, Khaperkheda. Before becoming a professional cricketer, Umesh Yadav unsuccessfully applied to join the army and the police force. In 2007-2008, having previously only ever played tennis ball cricket, Yadav began bowling with a leather ball and joined Vidarbha, an unfashionable team in the Plate League of the Ranji Trophy. Pritam Gandhe, Vidharbha’s captain, supported Yadav and ensured he represented Air India in a twenty20 tournament.
From playing for Vidarbha, Yadav was selected to represent the Central Zone in the Duleep Trophy in his first season
In May 2010, Yadav was called into India’s squad for the World Twenty20 in place of the injured Praveen Kumar, but did not go on to play in the tournament. Later that month, he was included in the squad to play a tri-nation ODI series in Zimbabwe against the hosts and Sri Lanka. India sent an under-strength squad with nine first-choice players either rested or injured.
Identify the Player:
Questions of this week:
1. Which Indian batsman scored century in the 4nd ODI against England in the ongoing 5-match cricket series?
2. For which team Sidharth Kaul played in IPL-7?
3. Who is coach of the cricketer Sanju Samson?
4. Who partnered Sani Mirza while making it to US Open semifinal?
5. Who is Rakesh Koul?
Answers of the last week:
1. 133 runs 2. RCB 3. Vinod Kumar/Ramphal 4. 17 medals 5. J&K’s former Ranji Trophy cricketer.
The best entry of this week was received from Abhimanyu Gupta, H No-71, Sec-2, Upper Roop Nagar, Jammu.
The other entries of the week were from Nand Naman, C/o Shashi Kumar, Head Post Office, Udhampur; Sanjay Dhar, R/o Lane No-1, H-No 3, Upper Laxmi Nagar, Sarwal, Jammu; Puran Raina from Jagti, Jammu; Rajeev Pakhetra from Talab Tilloo; Piyush Bhat, Block-F, Qrt No-21, Buta Nagar, Jammu and Surjeet Singh from Nanak Nagar, Jammu.