Current Age: 32 years 4 days
Born: October 25, 1987, Nagpur, Maharashtra
Playing Role: Bowler
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast
Umesh Yadav’s Profile:Less than two seasons after fast bowler Umesh Yadav first played with a leather ball, he was bowling against the likes of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman in the Duleep Trophy. What makes his ascent even more remarkable is that he represents unglamorous Vidarbha in the Plate League of the Ranji Trophy. Yadav is the son of a coal-mine worker and was aiming to become a policeman. He only started considering a career in cricket as a 19-year-old, an age by which the best young Indian cricketers are in the running for a national cap.