Umesh Yadav will play for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. Umesh feels he has done enough to travel with Team India to England.
He further stated that young bowlers have failed to grab their chances. Umesh, who was India’s highest wicket-taker at the 2015 World Cup, is still optimistic about his chances.
Speaking to IANS, Umesh Yadav said, “If you look at the IPL as a platform to convince selectors that I am the man to be picked for the World Cup, I am the man.”
Umesh Yadav is looking forward to perform exceptionally well for RCB in the cash rich league to boost his chances of wearing Indian jersey once again.
“The fourth bowler that the team is looking at, I feel I fit that role. I don’t think any of the youngsters have done enough to replace the senior bowlers. At the end of the day, you are going to play the World Cup and not just any other tournament like a bilateral series,” said Yadav.
“Experience is a must on the big stage. Someone with an experience of playing 10-12 matches is not enough because if a situation arises that one of the frontline bowler is injured, you must have the replacement who is able to handle the pressure of that situation. You need someone who can bowl 140kmph-plus and has the mental ability to perform under pressure,” he said.