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Umesh Yadav is on the rise. Unsold Player to Star Bowler of KKR, Purple Cap Holder of IPL 2022

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Umesh Yadav is on the rise: Umesh Yadav is Quest For Redemption during the IPL 2022. The Purple Cap will be awarded to the bowler with most dismissals at the end of TATA IPL 2022.

Who is Umesh Yadav?

A right-arm fast bowler, Yadav has played for Vidarbha at domestic level since 2008 and is the first player from the team to have played Test cricket. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Zimbabwe in May 2010. The following year, in November, Yadav made his Test debut against the West Indies.

Unsold Player of IPL 2022

Umesh went unsold twice at IPL 2022 mega auction before Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), his former franchise, gave him a contract at his base price of Rs 2 crores. Now, he is the Purple Cap holder with eight wickets in three games (after the completion of the KKR vs PBKS game).

Purple Cap holder Umesh Yadav

Talking about the Purple Cap (most number of wickets), Umesh Yadav of Kolkata Knight Riders tops the list with 9 wickets in 4 matches. (As of Today). Umesh Yadav is on the rise into the Top of the table in Aramco Purple Cap List. The current Purple Cap holder has got KKR the early wickets which has dented the opposition progress. Against Mumbai Indians, Umesh got the big wicket of captain Rohit Sharma early to peg them back.

RankPlayerTeamWicketsOvers
1Umesh YadavKKR916
2Yuzvendra ChahalRR712
3Rahul ChaharPBKS716
4Avesh KhanLSG714.4
5Kuldeep YadavDC611.4
6Mohammad ShamiGT612
7Wanindu HasarangaRCB612
8Tymal MillsMI610
9Rashid KhanGT512
10Tim SoutheeKKR58

Power Play Specialist Umesh Yadav

IPL 2022: Umesh Yadav redeeming himself as a powerplay beast for KKR Team. KKR find themselves in a very strong position after winning two out of their first three matches and Umesh Yadav is one of the main reasons behind their success so far. Umesh Yadav is on the rise which helps KKR to keep them alive in the table as a topper.

Umesh Yadav Picked by KKR

Really thankful to KKR for picking me and showing faith: Umesh Yadav. Umesh Yadav was picked up by the KKR franchise in the IPL 2022 mega auction for INR 2 Crore.

“When my name came up in the last auction, I went unsold. When my name came up for the second time, I again went unsold. KKR picked me when my name was called for the third time. I am really thankful to KKR for picking me and showing faith in me. I played for KKR from 2014 to 2017 and maintained a good relationship with them,” Umesh told Times of India.

“I am really happy and excited to be back at KKR again. I am sure our captain Shreyas will take KKR to a title win. We have got a strong squad. I was part of this squad in 2014 when they won the title and I am happy to be back,” he added.

Umesh Yadav at the start of IPL 2022

The right-arm seamer managed to cause early damage in all three games. The new ball has moved a fair bit in the tournament and Umesh, with his skillset of swinging the ball in the air, has bowled beautifully.

Good week to him. But, this week everyone’s expectations on him have increased. Can he continue to take wickets in the Powerplay? Will his world make KKR happy? We have to wait and watch. If he continue his momentum till the end and complete with Aramco Purple cap of the year IPL 2022, then he will be back into India T20 Squad for sure.

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