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07-11-2010, 05:00 PM #1
Fast bowling duo joins Indian squad as net bowlers
Two of India's promising young quick bowlers, Jaidev Unadkat and Umesh Yadav, will join the national team in Sri Lanka as net bowlers.
It has been a heady rise for 18-year-old Unadkat, who caught the eye with a 13-wicket haul on first-class debut against West Indies A in Leicester during India A's tour last month. He was one of the India's better performers in the Under-19 World Cup earlier this year and followed up with satisfactory outings for Saurashtra in the domestic one-day tournament, which helped him land an IPL contract with Kolkata Knight Riders.
Yadav, 22, is a slightly more seasoned performer, having had two solid seasons with Vidarbha. He also has some taste of international cricket, recently touring Zimbabwe with the second-string Indian side led by Suresh Raina. It was a bit of a rough initiation for Yadav, as he managed only one wicket in three ODIs. The breakthrough to the Indian team came on the back of an IPL season, during which he impressed with his pace while playing for Delhi Daredevils.
Unadkat flew to Sri Lanka from England on Saturday along with his India A team-mates, Abhimanyu Mithun and Wriddhiman Saha, who are part of the Test side. Yadav was expected to link up with the senior team on Sunday.