IPL 2018: Umesh Yadav hopes to carry forward his wicket-taking form

Umesh's performance paved the way for RCB's clinical win over KXIP.

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Umesh Yadav, the right-arm fast bowler for Royal Challengers Bangalore, has come out and expressed, after his man of the match performance of 4-0-23-3 that helped RCB register a win over Kings XI Punjab, that he wants to keep doing good and hopes to carry forward his good wicket-taking form.

Speaking at the post-match award ceremony, Umesh said, "I am bowling whatever I was thinking and it has been going well till now. Hoping to carry this form forward," 

Pace, brutal pace, is what you get with Umesh Yadav when he is in rhythm. He doesn't really bowl like some of the other modern-day fast bowlers in T20, who use their variations filled with slower-balls, traditional in many ways. 

Talking about this Umesh said, "I was backing myself to bowl whatever I have, pace with good line and length to cramp the batsman. I feel that if I don't do that, I'm lacking in confidence," 

"We(he and his partner Tim Southee) just keep discussing how to use the new ball well because if we can take early wickets, it will ease the pressure off the other bowlers. We also chat a lot about the death overs," 

Umesh's performance helped Royal Challengers Bangalore to bowl Kings XI Punjab out for a score of just 88. They then went onto beat their opponent by 10 wickets, as the openers Virat Kohli(48 from 28) and Parthiv Patel(40 from 22), smashed the Kings XI Punjab bowlers all over Indore's Holkar Stadium. 

RCB has their next two games, against the Sunrisers Hyderabad(home) and Rajasthan Royals(away), both are must-wins.

By Kashish Chadha - 15 May, 2018

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