After taking four wickets in the two fixtures of the Kolkata Knight Riders, he added another 4 in the third contest against Punjab Kings. 

Umesh Yadav is on a mission in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The veteran pacer wants to prove his doubters, critics, and national selectors wrong, who haven’t been welcoming towards him despite his reasonably good bowling. After taking four wickets in the two fixtures of the Kolkata Knight Riders, he added another 4 in the third contest against Punjab Kings. 

He conceded just 23 runs and got rid of Mayank Agarwal, Liam Livingstone, Harpreet Brar, and Rahul Chahar. 

Umesh Yadav is third on the list of most powerplay wickets in IPL since 2018. He has taken 23 scalps, and only Deepak Chahar (42) and Trent Boult (28) are ahead of him. 

The 34-year-old has completed 50 wickets in the first six overs of an IPL match. He occupies the fourth spot and needs just four wickets to surpass leader Sandeep Sharma. 

Most Wickets in 1st 6 Overs of an IPL match

53 – Sandeep Sharma

52 – Bhuvneshwar

52 – Zaheer Khan

50 – Umesh Yadav*

45 – Ishant Sharma

Yadav has also registered a record of most wickets against a team in IPL. He has taken 33 wickets against Punjab Kings, which is one more than the tally of Sunil Narine (32) against the same team.

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