Indian fast bowler Umesh Yadav feels that India can take 20 wickets in a Test in South Africa. India have never won a series in South Africa, but Yadav is optimistic of the team’s chances.
“The wickets in South Africa will put the focus back on the fast bowling unit and rightly so. There will be a lot of expectation from us and I believe this attack has the ability to get 20 South African wickets. All of us had a good 14 months at home and it’s time to translate into overseas success,” Yadav told PTI.
On why he felt the same, Yadav told PTI, “I believe good fitness, proper plans were key to our success in the sub-continent. But the main thing is the attitude with which you enter the field. If we can maintain it in South Africa, no one can stop us.”
Yadav said his strength is his natural outswinger. “Like Kapil Dev, my natural delivery is outswinger. If I try to bowl too many incoming deliveries, it can lead to me losing my outswinger, which I don’t want. Obviously, there will be a few change-ups with incoming deliveries but outswinger remains my core strength,” Yadav told PTI.
--By A Cricket Correspondent