It is a known fact that the shortest format of the game is called as the batsmen’s game and there is a reason for that. The fact that the batting team has 10 full wickets for just 120 balls in their innings in itself is a license to the batsmen to go hard from ball 1. The shorter boundaries and flat wickets doesn’t help the bowlers either. One of the best ways to knock off a batsman on flat tracks for a faster bowler is to dismiss him with the new ball while the swing is still there.
It is a rare phenomenon for a bowler to get the player of the match award in a T20 game. Umesh Yadav has done it 10 times in IPL history which is not a normal feat by any means. He is one of the best exponents of the swing bowling but he has always gotten overshadowed due to his death bowling records which is quite bizarre. There are very few sights as beautiful as Umesh Yadav sending the batsmen back to pavilion inside powerplay.
Umesh Yadav played just 2 IPL games in the last 2 seasons combined and 3 games into IPL 2022, he is the purple cap holder for the season at the moment. Umesh Yadav went unsold in the first two rounds of the mega auction 2022, KKR picked him in the accelerated auction and are reaping rewards for it. The conditions in Mumbai is massively aiding the new ball bowlers, and Umesh Yadav is making sure that he is breaking the games for fun inside powerplay. He has picked 8 wickets in 3 games at an average of 7.
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