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Middlesex Signs Umesh Yadav as Replacement Player for Shaheen Afridi

Middlesex has signed India pacer Umesh Yadav for the remainder of the 2022 domestic season

Middlesex Signs Umesh Yadav

Initially, Umesh Yadav was not named in Middlesex’s squad, he was added to the squad as a replacement player for Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi as an overseas player at the club.

The club also said that the announcement of Umesh Yadav’s signing was delayed as confirmation of his visa was awaited among other formalities. READ: Women’s Big Bash League 2022-23: WBBL 2022 Schedule, Squad and Coach Details

Speaking of Umesh’s addition to the squad, Middlesex’s head of men’s performance, Alan Coleman, said:

“It was always our intention to have an overseas international bowler with us throughout the duration of the season, and since Shaheen returned to Pakistan prior to the start of our Blast campaign we’ve been looking for the right player to replace him,” said Alan Coleman, Head of Men’s Performance Cricket at Middlesex.

“Yadav is that man. He comes to us with a wealth of experience, he is a proven world-class performer, and can not only make a huge difference himself for the remainder of our Championship campaign and to our prospects in the Royal London Cup but will also be a fantastic role model for our younger bowlers to work alongside.

“As a bowler he offers a huge amount. He delivers the ball from wide of the crease, can move the ball both ways, regularly tops 140 kph, and possesses a vicious short ball, so will be a real handful for opposition batters in English conditions.

“We are delighted to welcome Umesh to Middlesex and wish him every success during his stay with the Club.”

Umesh Yadav having played 134 times for India, in 52 Tests, 77 One Day Internationals, and 7 International T20s, in which he has taken 273 wickets.

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