Umesh is now part of the Test squad in Sri Lanka.
Mumbai: Former Australia pacer Glenn McGrath praised Indian speedster Umesh Yadav for managing his workload well. “He is bowling well. A fast bowler needs an off-season. If you keep bowling whole year without an off season, sooner or later injuries are going to creep in, you got to have a break to put that strength and fitness back in. Umesh knows how to recover. He has improved with more experience,” McGrath said.
After a grueling season, Umesh was rested for initial part of the IPL but returned to play for KKR and India in Champions Trophy and West Indies tour. Umesh is now part of the Test squad in Sri Lanka.
“I always say being fit is not so much, how long you can bowl, it is about how quickly you recover and as we get older we get to know ourselves better. And I think that has helped Umesh and he is bowling well, with confidence,” he added. McGrath stressed the importance of having more variations in T20 cricket.