As the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) gear up to take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the upcoming match, KKR pacer Umesh Yadav has expressed his desire to make a bigger impact in the game.
Yadav, who has been economical in the powerplay but has not been able to pick up many wickets, believes that his team expects him to make early breakthroughs in the game. Speaking ahead of the match, Yadav said, “I feel I’m bowling alright, but not getting many wickets. So while I’m economical in powerplay, it’ll be great if I can pick up one or two wickets up front. That’s what the team expects from me.”
The pacer, who played a crucial role for KKR in the previous edition of the IPL, hopes to replicate his success in the upcoming match. “That’s what I did last year. Not everyone is going to fire in the same game. The main thing is that if 2-3 players are having a good day, they should finish the game,” he added.
Yadav also spoke about his approach to batting, following his 22-run knock in the last game. “I wasn’t trying to get a single on that ball. My effort was to hit a six or four. But that was Rinku’s day. It was meant to be,” he said.