In an interaction with ANI, Umesh Yadav opened up about his preparation ahead of the WTC final, the role of skipper Virat Kohli in developing such a potent pace attack, and how challenging it would be to bowl in England.
Umesh Yadav playing in WTC Finals
Umesh Yadav, who has been a tried and tested performer on the big stage, says he would like to win the World Test Championship (WTC) final which is equal to winning the World Cup.
“The only preparations going on right now, during the lockdown, is of individual physical fitness and being strong mentally. We are all trying to stay positive and just looking forward to playing the World Test Championship final. We are all training individually now so that when we come together we are even better,” said Umesh.
“Yes, Ishant Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane are correct. As a player when you are playing Test matches, the WTC is like a World Cup for you. WTC final is different because you reach at that place by defeating a lot of good teams,” Umesh told ANI.
“It’s very uncertain if we are going to get to play ODIs in the near future. So, as a Test match player, WTC is like a World Cup only.
“I also think the same. WTC final is different because you reach at that place by defeating a lot of good teams,” he added.
In the past few months, India’s Test group has been in a commendable structure. India scripts history by crushing Australia in the four-match Test series.
After the Australia test series, India conveyed forward the winning momentum as they whipped England by 3-1 in the four-match home Test arrangement.
In August, India is scheduled to play a five-match Test series against England at their home. At the point when Umesh was addressed whether winning in England would resemble overcoming the last wilderness, the 33-year-old affirmed that it feels great to win against solid groups like Australia and England.
Additionally, he accepts that India has been doing very well for as long as a couple of years.