County Championship 2022: Umesh Yadav signs with Middlesex for the rest of the season

Middlesex Cricket have signed veteran Indian bowler Umesh Yadav for the remainder of the 2022 county season. Yadav’s involvement was not officially announced by the club until it was discovered that his visa had been approved.

In light of recent developments, Umesh Yadav will now play for Middlesex in their next game against Worcestershire, which is scheduled to take place this week at Merchant Taylors’ School. Originally, he was not included in the team for the match.

Umesh Yadav has officially registered with the ECB, and the agreement has been concluded, according to an official confirmation that the club got on Monday morning. Yadav is now a member of the Middlesex team for this week’s game.

For the remainder of the season, Yadav will be able to compete for the team in First-Class and List-A formats, making a huge impact on Middlesex’s County Championship and Royal London Cup campaigns.

Yadav has always performed admirably for India in the international arena. The seamer, 34, has played 134 times for India and has taken 273 wickets in 52 Tests, 77 One Day Internationals, and seven international T20 matches.

Umesh Yadav will play for Middlesex in their next game against Worcestershire

In all three game forms, he has more over 650 career wickets. His best international performance for India was 6/88 against the West Indies in 2018.

Alan Coleman, Middlesex’s Head of Men’s Performance Cricket, 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. 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”, added Coleman.

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